CompEx -Foundation Plus+

Course Description

The CompEx Foundation Plus qualification, is an alternative to the CompEx Foundation qualification. This course covers the same theory-based learning, but also includes practical training that allows candidates to learn the correct techniques for glanding and terminating low voltage cables in hazardous locations.

Why choose this course?

Choosing our CompEx - Foundation Plus+ course opens the door to a wealth of benefits. Here's why you should consider this training program:

Internationally Recognized Certification: Our course provides an internationally recognised CompEx Certificate for Foundation Plus in Hazardous Awareness. This certificate gives you the credibility to demonstrate your competence to employers worldwide.

Opportunities to Work Abroad: The CompEx Certificate is recognised globally, broadening your horizons to work internationally. This can provide a significant boost to your career, offering you the chance to gain international experience.

Comprehensive and Hands-on Training: The CompEx Foundation Plus+ course is meticulously designed to provide an introduction to potentially explosive or flammable environments. It covers theoretical learning and includes practical training that allows candidates to learn the correct techniques for glanding and terminating low voltage cables in hazardous locations.

Expert Trainers: Our trainers are industry professionals who are well-versed in the knowledge requirements for a ‘Responsible Person’ as defined by EN60079-14 Annex A (c-d). They're not just teaching the course – they've lived it, ensuring you're learning from those deeply familiar with the intricacies of hazardous environments.

Safety-Focused: Safety is paramount in the industry, and our course prioritizes safe working practices. We aim to raise hazardous area awareness for our students, equipping them with the necessary knowledge to reduce the risk of accidents and make their workplaces safer.

CompEx Standards: As a CompEx-accredited course, our training aligns with the highest industry standards. This means you're learning up-to-date practices that are relevant, valued, and demanded by employers in the industry.

Career Advancement: This certification can boost your career prospects, opening up opportunities for roles that require this specialized skill set. Stand out in the job market with a CompEx Certificate for Foundation Plus in Hazardous Awareness.

Enroll today, and set yourself apart in the industry with the advanced knowledge and skills acquired from our CompEx - Foundation Plus+ course.

Who is the course for?

This qualification is suitable for electrical or instrumentation technicians who are new to working in hazardous areas, trainees, and recently qualified technicians who wish to develop their knowledge of working safely in hazardous areas.

With its practical element, the CompEx Foundation Plus qualification is ideal for those considering the Ex01-Ex04 Gas and Vapours qualification, which includes a number of practical assessments.

What certificate will i receive?

Upon successful completion of the course candidates will recieve a CompEx Certificate For Foundation Plus in Hazardous Awareness.

Certificates can be verified through our website or through the CompEx website.

What can the course lead to?

Following the CompEx Foundation Plus qualification, candidates can progress to more technical and complex qualifications, such as Ex01- 04 Gas and Vapours.

CompEx training is internatuionally recognised. Certification is valid internationally, in industries such as oil and gas and renewables and, in combination with other certificated training, can lead to a number of roles.

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What is the duration of the course?

The optimum ‘contact time’ for this training programme is seen as 14 hours over 2 days.

Optimum contact time is based on the maximum number of candidates attending.

What are the entry requirements?

Basic hand skills are required for this course.

What does the course cover?

The Foundation Plus qualification provides candidates with a basic understanding of the regulations, directives and standards associated with hazardous locations.

This course provides an overview of where gases, vapours or dust could potentially create an explosive or flammable atmosphere, how hazardous areas are classified, the safe working practices that should be followed and the basic protection concepts used for certifying equipment.

The course uses a combination of theoretical and applied learning, including how to correctly identify, install and terminate certified EX cable glands and conductors. This practical element means that the qualification is primarily aimed at technical personnel who wish to develop their abilities before undertaking more technical CompEx qualifications.

Course Summary

Candidates that successfully complete the CompEx Foundation Plus qualification will be able 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.
  • Recognise the elements that make up a hazardous atmosphere and the precautions required to be taken
  • Identify the correct descriptors used for criteria that classify a hazardous gas, vapour or dust location.

Through practical assessment candidates will be able to:

  • Select the correct Ex cable glands to be installed during the assessment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly install certified Ex glands to armoured and non- armoured low voltage cables using appropriate tools.
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly terminate low voltage cable conductors into an enclosure using the appropriate tools.

How is the course assessed?

Assessment is undertaken using practical and an online examination.

Online Exam

Candidates must undertake a multiple-choice examination which consists of 30 questions answered over 45 minutes.

Practical Assessment

Candidates must complete an installation assessment where they will be required to gland and terminate one SWA/SWB cable and one non-armoured cable into an enclosure (duration 1.5 hours)

Course info

  • Certificate
  • CompEx certificate

  • Duration
  • 2.0 days

  • Who is it for
  • Suitable for electrical or instrumentation technicians who are new to working in hazardous areas.

  • Fitness
  • A general standard of fitness

Next course starts

12 Oct