CompEx Training Centre - Chester, UK

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

Our UK CompEx training facility in Chester 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. Click here to view our training calendar and discover our full range of courses, including Ex Foundation, Ex01-04 Gas & Vapours, Ex05-06 Combustible Dusts, Ex11 Mechanical, Ex12 Application Design Engineers, and Ex14 Responsible Person.

COVID-19 health and safety measures
With the industry requirement for CompEx qualifications, it is vital that during this pandemic our centres and courses operate in a way to keep our customers and staff safe. We have implemented the Governments guidance throughout our centres to enable adequate social distancing and hygiene measures. These include the following: a detailed precautionary strategy, one-way walking systems throughout the centres, cleaning schedules and social distancing measures in place. Additionally, all delegates attending our courses receives a face mask to be worn at all times, gloves and hand sanitizer on arrival.

Our Ex Foundation course is part of the national scheme for the training and certification of core competence of personnel who work on equipment for use in explosive atmospheres.
Our Ex01-04 Gas & Vapours course is designed to teach you the general principles of explosion protection, the types of protection and marking and the various aspects of equipment design which affect protection concept. You will also learn the practical skills needed for the preparations and installations of relevant concepts of protection.
Our Ex05-06 Combustible Dust course is designed to teach electrical engineers the fundamental skills you need for working in explosive environments due to combustible dust. You will learn about electrical installation, maintenance, and inspections to IEC 60079-14. This course will help you understand the general principles of explosion protection, types of protection available and relevant markings.
Since the introduction of ATEX (DSEAR) users must identify all possible ignition sources that could arise in hazardous areas, including electrical and non-electrical (mechanical) items of equipment. This course will help you understand the safety measures for electrical and non-electrical equipment. The instructor will explain the applicable standards for the manufacture and installation of mechanical equipment and their protection concepts in hazardous areas.
The CompEx Ex12 course provides an in-depth awareness of explosive atmospheres formed by gases, vapours, mists and combustible dusts. It covers the application design and selection of electrical equipment, along with the requirements of IEC 60079-14; electrical installations design, selections and erection, including the selection of equipment, cabling and cable glands etc
Our CompEx Ex14 course is designed to teach Responsible Persons the skills and knowledge to meet their legal obligations, including how to maintain an asset and implement a practical approach to the inspection and maintenance of equipment in explosive atmospheres, utilising IEC 60079 Parts 14 & 17. This course will also help you develop your understanding of managing equipment and people in explosive atmospheres, with our industry presenter sharing best practice and their lessons learned.

Our 18th Edition Wiring Regulations course is recognised and accredited by City & Guilds Level 3 to the Requirements of Electrical Installations (BS7671:2018). Attending this course will teach the following fundamentals:

• The scope of BS 7671, 

• Changes to the disconnection times for certain circuits,

• Further requirements for circuit protection in domestic dwellings,

• Considerations for Arc Fault Detection in many installations,

• Supporting of wiring systems,

• Inspection and testing procedures.


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