CompEx - Foundation

Course Description

The CompEx Foundation qualification has been designed to provide an introduction into potentially explosive or flammable environments where gases, vapours and dust can form a hazardous atmosphere.

Why choose this course?

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

Industry Recognized Certification: Our course provides an internationally recognised CompEx Certificate for Foundation 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, opening up opportunities to work abroad. This can provide a significant boost to your career, giving you the chance to gain international experience.

In-depth and Practical Training: The CompEx Foundation course is designed to provide an introduction to potentially explosive or flammable environments. The course will develop your knowledge of hazardous atmospheres where gases, vapours and dust may be present.

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 are 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 in Hazardous Awareness.

Enroll today, and set yourself apart in the industry with the advanced knowledge and skills acquired from our course.

Who is the course for?

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.

What certificate will i receive?

Upon successful completion of the course candidates will receive a CompEx Certificate For Foundation 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 course, candidates can progress to more complex qualifications, such as Ex01-04 Gas and Vapours.

CompEx training is the global standard. Certification is valid globally, 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 10 hours over 1.5 days.

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

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for this course.

What does the course cover?

The ExF CompEx Foundation course provides candidates with an understanding of the regulations, directives and standards associated with locations containing hazardous atmospheres.

Candidates will receive an overview of hazardous area classifiaction, safe working practices and basic protection concepts used for certifying Ex equipment.

This is a theory-only course and is suitable for technical and non- technical personnel who require a basic understanding of hazardous work areas, or who wish to develop their knowledge before undertaking more technical CompEx qualifications.

Course Summary

Candidates that successfully complete the CompEx Foundation 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 hazrdous atmosphere and the precautions required.

• Identify the correct descriptors used for criteria that classify a hazardous gaz, vapour or dust location.

How is the course assessed?

Online Exam

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

This online theory exam is undertaken at a training centre or can be undertake remotely via some CompEx centres subject to prior arrangement.

Course info

  • Certificate
  • CompEx Certificate

  • Duration
  • 1.5 days

  • Who is it for
  • Suitable for non-technical personnel who require an understanding of basic Ex principles.

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