CompEx Foundation (ExF)

To participate in this course you will require a web camera or built in front facing camera on your laptop or PC as well as good internet connectivity. We would also recommend candidates have a comfortable and ergonomic seating arrangement in a room with minimal background noise.

Please click here to read important information regarding CompEx extensions for certification.

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: training@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 

There are no entry requirements for this course.

 Further advice for evening applicants:

- Course places are only secured after payment/funding has been arranged.

- Fees of less than £150 must be paid in full.

- Payment by instalment is available, provided the course fee is greater than £150. Instalments must be paid via direct debit over a 4-month period and a 30% deposit is required in order to secure your place. You will not be able to apply online if paying by direct debit, please contact Evening Admissions.

- If a student fails to notify the College that they no longer require their course place, or withdraws from their course within 2 weeks - a £25 administration fee will be charged. As per the College Tuition Fees and Refund Policy, tuition fees are non-refundable except under exceptional circumstances.

- Refunds will only be given if the course is cancelled or significantly altered by the College.

Refer to our Tuition Fee Information on the College website.

Location

Falkirk Campus

Availability

10

Start date

07 February 2022

End date

08 February 2022

SCQF Level

Level 5

Cost per person

£380.00

Location

Falkirk Campus

Availability

9

Start date

14 March 2022

End date

15 March 2022

SCQF Level

Level 5

Cost per person

£380.00

Location

Falkirk Campus

Availability

12

Start date

16 May 2022

End date

17 May 2022

SCQF Level

Level 5

Cost per person

£380.00