CompEx Hazardous Areas

Compex Foundation Unit (EXF)

Duration:  2 days
Per Delegate:  £570.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course. 

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Gain the knowledge required to identify the correct national regulations, directives, and IEC standards which relate to hazardous areas.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the main protection concepts, categories and protection levels that apply to equipment certified for use in hazardous areas.
  • Ability to recognise the elements that make up a hazardous atmosphere and the precautions required.
  • Understand the correct descriptors used for criteria that classify a hazardous gas, vapour or dust location.

Course Content

  • Area classification
  • Ignition properties
  • ATEX Directives
  • EN/IEC standards
  • Ingress protection
  • Methods of protection


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

PPE Requirements

PPE not required.

Target Audience
Target Audience

This qualification is suitable for non-technical personnel who require an understanding of basic Ex principles, and recently qualified technicians who wish to develop their knowledge before undertaking more technical CompEx qualifications.


CompEx Foundation Certificate.

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