CompEx is an internationally recognised course and qualification in explosive atmospheres. It provides competency based assessment for personnel working in hazardous locations. Our courses consist of training and formal, practical and/or theoretical assessment. CompEx competency validation is most relevant and essential to people who are involved in the design, selection, installation, inspection and maintenance of equipment.
The Academy is a licensed ExVeritas CompEx Training Centre (licence number 32b). Through this agreement, the Academy is provided with instructors with over 30 years’ practical experience in this field including 10 years teaching CompEx courses and participating in CompEx working groups.
The ATEX Directive
The New ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU describes the type of equipment, protective systems and work environment permitted in an explosive atmosphere. The Directive defines the essential health and safety requirements and conformity assessment procedures, to be applied before products are placed on the EU market. It is aligned with the New Legislative Framework policy, and it is applicable from 20 April 2016, replacing the previous Directive 94/9/EC.
A Guidance document on the ATEX Directive transition from 94/9/EC to 2014/34/EU is available, with a list of frequently asked questions and answers.