CompEx Ex01-Ex04 Full

Price (exc. VAT):

£ 975

Course Type:



Candidates should be appropriately qualified electrotechnical craftspersons, or must be able to provide an employer endorsed letter to substantiate their experience in the relevant discipline.

Candidates must sign a declaration to that effect as part of their registration.

It is strongly recommended that delegates are able to make off steel wire armoured cable glands when attending modules EX01/2/3/4 and are able to carry out electrical testing for Continuity, Insulation Resistance and Polarity.
All candidates will be expected to record their previous experience and qualifications. Candidates must provide copies of qualifications and photo identification (e.g. Driving Licence, Passport, Identity Card or JIB/SJIB/CSCS Card). All candidates should be appropriately qualified electrotechnical craftspersons, or must be able to provide an employer endorsed letter to substantiate their experience in the relevant discipline. Candidates must sign a declaration to that effect as part of their registration.

Course Content

Dangerous substances can put people's safety at risk from fire and explosion. Under DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002) employers and the self-employed have a duty to protect people from risk of fire, explosion and similar events in the workplace. This includes members of the public who may come into contact with work activity.

Dangerous substances are any substances used or present at work that could, if not properly controlled, cause harm to people as a result of a fire or explosion. This includes such things as solvents, paints, varnishes, flammable gases, such as liquid petroleum gas (LPG), dusts from machining and sanding operations and dusts from foodstuffs. CompEx is a national joint training initiative developed and implemented by the Engineering Equipment and Material Users Association (EEMUA) and JTL and is supported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Target audience:
CompEx stands for Competence in Explosive Atmospheres. It is the national training and assessment scheme for electrical and instrument craft personnel who work in potentially explosive atmospheres, such as:
On and off-shore oil and gas installations
Petrochemical plants
Petrol forecourt environments
Course Content:
COMPEX EX01 - installation of Ex D, E, P and N systems
COMPEX EX02 - maintenance of Ex, D, E, P and N systems
COMPEX EX03 - installation of Exia and Exib intrinsically safe systems
COMPEX EX04 - maintenance of Exia and Exib intrinsically safe systems

Thank you for booking on to the above course.  Please find enclosed your course information pack. It is strongly suggested you read this prior to your course and familiarise yourself with the documents included.

Evidence of electrical qualifications. All delegates attending these courses should be appropriately qualified electrotechnical craftpersons (NVQ3) in accordance with the Electricity at Work Regulations. You are required to show proof of your existing qualifications and need to supply Lowestoft College with a copy of your certificate(s) to comply with JTL Regulations. An ECS Card is acceptable. An appropriate and documented apprenticeship is acceptable. Delegates such as Managers, Designers and Specifiers not providing this information may attend the course but will be issued with a non-electrical certificate if they pass the assessments.

Practical considerations. Candidates are expected to gland and terminate steel wire armoured and braided glands, barrier glands and intrinsically safe (foil) glands; to perform safe isolation procedures and to be familiar with continuity & insulation resistance testing.

Enrolment forms. We are enclosing two enrolment forms. Please complete these forms and bring them with you on the first day of the course. Should you require any additional support (for example if English is not your first language) please contact us as soon as possible at as you may be eligible for additional assessment time.

Identification. You must bring with you some form of photographic identification on the first day such as Passport, Driving Licence or Company ID card. You will also need to know your National Insurance (NI) number.

The Course information pack (included with this letter) includes

  • Course timetable
  • Toolbox Guide – This small book is a summary of the course
  • Notes for course participants
  • Enrolment forms (CompEx and East Coast College)
Please be aware that there will be homework, such as typical questions, to be worked on during the evenings of the course.

Assessments: There will be written and practical assessments during the course.

Accreditation: Successful candidates will receive a National Certificate of Core Competence. The certificate of core competence can only be issued where delegates have satisfactorily completed the unit assessments, have signed the self declaration of eligibility for training on the JTL registration form and provided copies of their qualifications to confirm that they are electrically competent. Delegates not meeting the criteria will be awarded a ‘Non-electrical’ certificate.

Expiry date: The Certificate of Core Competence is valid for 5 years and will need to be renewed every 5 years by attendance at the 2 day CompEx refresher course. If the 5 year period has been exceeded, you will need to attend the full 5 day course.

Arrive:                         08:30 - essential for car parking and registration
Start:                           08.45
Finish:                         17.00
(Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch will be provided.)
Venue:                         East Coast College, Lowestoft
Trainer:                       Dan Carter
Assessors:                 Dave Cooper

Car Parking:               There are three car parks at the College for Delegate use:
  • Student car park
  • Maritime car park
  • Horizon Centre car park

Please note that the College has limited car parking spaces. 



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