Ex14 – Responsible Persons

Course Overview

4 days
Price upon request
Open Courses:

8th October 2024
Malta or Bologna
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Target Audience

The ExVeritas CompEx Ex14 course has been designed specifically for people who have the responsibility for scheduling inspections, determining inspection frequencies and types of inspection, checking inspection team competence, reviewing inspection results and taking appropriate actions based on the inspection results. People who would like to understand the role or wish to move in to the management or analysis of inspections would also benefit from this course.

Course Pre-requisites

The Candidate requires to have sufficient knowledge, skills, and experience to undertake the training and assessments. The following is required:

  • A minimum of an HNC/HND or BTEC National Diploma in a relevant engineering or technology subject
  • Understanding, interpreting and applying technical content for electrical/instruments application design.
  • Employment/Sponsorship Letter. This will be requested in support of the candidates’ technical qualifications, career history and current technical role.

Course Overview

The CompEx EX14 module aims to assist Responsible Persons meet their legal obligations with regard to maintaining an asset register and implementing a practical approach to the inspection and maintenance of equipment in explosive atmospheres utilising IEC 60079 Parts 14 & 17 and offering the basis of best practice in this regard.

As the persons attending the course are responsible persons or at an equivalent senior level, the course covers the basic and more in depth elements of the inspection criteria regarding prioritizing and scheduling any non-compliance action identified during an inspection of electrical equipment associated with potentially explosive atmospheres.

All presentation material is in Microsoft PowerPoint. Electronic handouts are given to candidates and are intended to be used as an aide-memoir tool in the future. (Hard copies are available at a cost)

Course Content

  1. Overview of Explosive Atmospheres- explosions and case studies
  2. Terminology explanations (ATEX Marking etc.)
  3. Area Classification for Inspection Engineers
  4. Management tools and methodologies for Inspection Management
  5. Explosion Protection Levels (categories and EPL) & Protection Concepts
  6. Ex Inspection requirements
  7. Determining inspection frequency and type (IEC60079-17)
  8. Ex Inspection covering visual, close and detailed inspections for all concepts
  9. Analysing and acting on Ex Inspection data (including EI Guidance on Managing Ex Inspection)
  10. Example Ex Database Management (Analysis, Schedule and Remedial) 


  • Foundation Paper Closed Book – Multi choice
  • Part 1 – Technical Paper Closed Book – Multi-choice
  • Part 2 – Scenario/case study (data analysis-open book)