Our CompEx training facility in Chester is one of Europe's leading training facilities for explosive atmospheres.

Intertek is an approved CompEx training provider.

Our UK CompEx training facility in Chester UK provides our customers with a dedicated facility to develop hazardous location knowledge and practical skills. With our industry-expert trainers, state-of-the-art training equipment and the latest practical training rigs, our facility is perfectly placed to enhance the capabilities of either your career or upskill that of your team.

The electrical installation standard IEC 60079-14: 2007 specifies the competency levels and requirements for people involved in the manufacture and installation of equipment designed for use in hazardous atmospheres. CompEx is an internationally recognized qualification for hazardous locations installation, inspection and design, demonstrating compliance with the requirements of IEC 60079-14.

Centrally located in the UK and with transport links from major towns and cities in the Midlands and London, our licensed CompEx training centre in Chester offers attendees a comfortable learning experience with the practical equipment required for hands-on assessment in a safe environment. Click here for directions to our centre.

Our experienced tutors help you develop your technical knowledge and practical capabilities for hazardous locations and explosive atmospheres and meet the requirements of IEC 60079-14.

CompEx courses

Discover our full list of certified CompEx courses: 

  • CompEx Foundation  
  • CompEx Foundation +  
  • CompEx Ex01-04 Gas and Vapours  
  • CompEx Ex05-06 Combustible Dusts  
  • CompEx Ex11 Mechanical   
  • CompEx Ex12 Application Design Engineer  
  • CompEx Ex14 Responsible Person  
  • 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (City and Guilds)  
  • Functional Safety Foundation   
  • Functional Safety Foundation – virtual  

City & Guilds Accredited courses
Our 18th Edition Wiring Regulations course is recognized and accredited by City & Guilds Level 3 to the Requirements of Electrical Installations (BS7671:2018).

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Spotlight compex BP

'Intertek’s CompEx training definitely helped in my day-to-day role, getting me to think differently and spot regulatory compliance issues. The practical aspect is excellent too; it helped me understand what needed doing in terms of hazardous locations.'

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Spotlight compex K

'Videos and real-world examples helped bring the topics to life. I would recommend the Ex Foundation course to anyone involved in ATEX and working in explosive atmospheres, it was a real eye-opener and I learned a great deal.'

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