CompEx ‘ExF’ Foundation Module

Course Objectives

On completion of the course candidates will have:

  • A greater understanding of the current directives and regulations relating to hazardous areas
  • Awareness of typical flammable atmospheres situations and types of release
  • Understanding of the characteristics of gases, vapours and dusts
  • Understanding of the basic principles of area classification including zones, apparatus groups and temperature classification
  • Understanding of identification for hazardous area equipment
  • Awareness of the types of protection for equipment for use in hazardous areas
  • Understanding of the IP code for ingress protection
  • Awareness of various ignition sources and potential associated hazards

Dates available on request.

Course Content

ATEX legislation underlines the need for practitioners in potentially explosive environments to be competent. The course has been designed specifically for non-technical personnel, such as supervisors, designers, project engineers, Health & Safety personnel, managers and anyone involved in Hazardous Area work that does not actually conduct installation or inspection of electrical equipment.

There are no practical assessments with this foundation course therefore no pre-requisites.

1 day which can be delivered in centre at our Middlesbrough facility or alternatively delivered on customer premises – facilities permitting.

Maximum Number:
Ten Delegates.

Training Aids:
PowerPoint Presentation, notes, samples of hazardous area equipment.

Multi choice question paper (closed book).

Following successful completion of Unit Ex’F’ competence Validation Test a certificate of core foundation competence will be issued by JTL, who are the national awarding body for the scheme.


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