CompEx Foundation (ExF)

This nationally recognised course provides knowledge based training and assessment. This is the latest Comp’Ex training unit developed to give a full understanding of the requirements of working safely in a potentially explosive atmosphere. It is designed specifically for electrical supervisors, contract managers and senior management, to enable a greater appreciation of Comp’Ex core competency and the promotion of safe working. The Health and Safety Executive has supported the development of this programme.

If the dates below do not meet your requirements additional dates/spaces may be available. Please call 01324 403173 or e-mail: business.development@forthvalley.ac.uk to enquire.

Directives & Regulations
  • ATEX – Equipment Directive & EPS Regulations
  • EAWR – 16
  • ATEX – Worker Directive & DSEAR
  • HASAWA
Hazardous Areas
  • Flammables
  • Ignition Sources
  • Area Classification
  • Categories & EPLs – (IEC 60079 – 14:2007)
  • Characteristics of Gases and Vapours – (IEC 60079-10)
  • DSEAR
  • Characteristics of Dust – (IEC 61241-10)
  • Boundary Signage
  • Record Keeping, Contents of First Aid Boxes
Equipments for use in Hazardous Areas
  • Types of Protection
  • Marking
  • Repairs
  • Essential Health and Safety Requirements - (BS EN 1127-1)
  • Ingress Protection (IP Rating)
  • Maintenance Work
  • Modifications
Miscellaneous
  • Work Permits
  • Gas-free Certificate
  • Thermite Issues
  • Working Equipment Does Not Mean Safe
  • Equipment
  • Hazardous Areas are not Related to Confined Spaces
  • Method Statements
  • Control of Vehicles
  • Need to Report Defects
  • Need to Determine what Competency Level is Required by Each Member of Staff
  • Need for Written Procedures 

Candidates may be interested in other Comp’Ex Competency Modules from Ex01 through to Ex12.

There are no entry requirements for this course.

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Availability

    2

  • Start date

    21 October 2019

  • End date

    22 October 2019

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Cost per person

    £380.00

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Availability

    5

  • Start date

    04 November 2019

  • End date

    05 November 2019

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Cost per person

    £380.00

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Availability

    10

  • Start date

    20 January 2020

  • End date

    21 January 2020

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Cost per person

    £380.00