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The CompEx Foundation (ExF) qualification has been designed to provide an introduction into potentially explosive or flammable environments where gases, vapours and dust can form a hazardous atmosphere. The course provides delegates with an understan... Read More

The CompEx Foundation (ExF) qualification has been designed to provide an introduction into potentially explosive or flammable environments where gases, vapours and dust can form a hazardous atmosphere. The course provides delegates with an understanding of the regulations, directives and standards associated with locations that contain hazardous atmospheres.

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

This theory-only course 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. It is applicable to large Pharmaceutical and Medical Device manufacturers or any companies with explosive atmospheres. (This course replaces the ATEX Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 training programme)

 

 

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What's covered?

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The ExF CompEx Foundation course provides candidates with an understanding of the regulations, directives and standards associated with locations containing hazardous atmospheres. These include EU Legislation and its corresponding Irish Legislation.


EU Legislation

Irish Legislation

ATEX 99/92/EU : Explosive Atmospheres at Work

The Safety, Health & Welfare at Work
(General Application) Regulations, 2007
Part 8: Explosive Atmospheres at Places of Work.

ATEX 2014/34/EU: Equipment & Protective Systems.

S.I. No 230 of 2017, equipment & protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres regulations 2017.

This is a theory-only course offering a basic understanding of hazardous work areas. Candidates will receive an overview of hazardous area classification, safe working practices and basic protection concepts used for certifying Ex equipment.

Who should participate?

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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 will I learn?

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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 hazardous atmosphere and the precautions required.
• Identify the correct descriptors used for criteria that classify a hazardous gas, vapour or dust location.

Who are the tutors?

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How will I be assessed?

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Candidates must undertake an online multiple-choice examination which comprises of 30 questions over 45 minutes.  This is completed at the end of Day 2.

Successful candidates will receive an internationally recognised CompEx Certificate for Foundation in Hazardous Awareness.

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Accreditation
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An Internationally recognised CompEx Certificate for
Foundation in Hazardous Atmospheres

Duration
2 training days
Course Times

9:00am to 5:00pm

Price
Public Virtual Training: €495

+ €80 registration fee for Compex Courses

Delivery Mode
This programme is available In-House, and via Public Virtual Training

CompEx Foundation (ExF)

Duration: 2 days
+ €80 (certification fees)
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CompEx Foundation (ExF)

Duration: 2 daysVirtual Training Price: €495
+ €80 (certification fees)
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  • 20 - 21 Dec 2021
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