CompEx Hazardous Areas

ATEX Directives and UKCA Marking Guidance

Duration:  2 days
Per Delegate:  £465.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course. 

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the requirements of the ATEX Directives, UKCA Marking, and related documentation for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.
  • Gain an understanding of the construction of technical files including sample documentation for certification, labelling of equipment and the conformity assessment procedures.

Course Content

  • S.I. No. 192 and DSEAR S.I. No. 2776 where applicable
  • Products within scope
  • Zones of use, equipment groups, and categories
  • Designation of notified bodies
  • Documents issued by notified body and manufacturer
  • EC Type-examination and declaration of conformity
  • Internal control of production
  • Essential health and safety requirements
  • Ignition risk assessment and reporting
  • Applicable harmonised standards
  • Structure of the technical files
  • UKCA marking of equipment and other references
  • Quality Assurance
  • Consideration of PED, Machinery, and EMC Directives
  • Reference to the relative parts of DSEAR


Delegates will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

PPE is not required.

Further Information

This is a classroom based course with practical training exercises to underpin knowledge gained.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Personnel involved in manufacturing, assembly and supply of equipment; on-site personnel who require an understanding of DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002) for the safety of workers and the use of equipment potentially at risk in hazardous areas. Suitable for project engineers, installers and health & safety personnel who are required to comply with the Directives.


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