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CompEx Foundation (ExF)

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.

Description

The Ex F 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 classification, 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.

 

This course is delivered over 1 day with the online examination on the morning of the second day.

Prerequisites

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Content

Legislation, Directives & Standards

  • ATEX Directives
  • EAWR
  • DSEAR
  • HASAWA
  • BS 60079 Series

 

Hazardous Areas

  • Flammable Gas, Vapour, Dust and Fibre
  • Ignition Sources
  • Area Classification
  • Categories & EPLs
  • Characteristics of Gases, Vapours, Dust and Fibre
  • Characteristics of Dust
  • Boundary Signage

 

Equipment for use in Hazardous Areas

  • Types of Protection
  • Marking
  • Repairs
  • Essential Health and Safety Requirements
  • International Protection (IP Rating)
  • Maintenance Work
  • Modifications

 

Miscellaneous

  • Work Permits, Method Statements, Risk Assessments
  • Gas-free Certificate
  • Control of Vehicles
  • Need to Report Defects
  • Need to Determine Competency Levels
  • Need for Written Procedures

Certification

Certificate Issued: Digital CompEx Certificate 

Please note no other feedback will be given on request regarding resits, a full breakdown is provided on your diagnostic report issued by CompEx.

ITA

This course may be eligible for ITA funding. You may be eligible if you are:

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Not in education or involved in any other SDS funded programme
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work
  • Employed and earning less than £22,000 per year
  • Resident in Scotland

If you wish to use ITA funding towards the cost of this course, you must first apply for the ITA funding through the My World of Work website. ITA funding will cover up to £200 of course fees. There are various start dates throughout the academic session, please contact  training@forthvalley.ac.uk to check available dates prior to applying for ITA funding.

Once you’ve applied for funding, you will receive a confirmation email from SDS and the college with instructions on how to book your course.

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