Ex Fundamentals for Electrical Personnel

Ex Fundamentals for Electrical Personnel

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Learn to work safely in hazardous areas. Courses for electrical professionals who perform work in onshore facilities, ships and offshore.

Target Audience

After completing the training, you shall have acquired the necessary knowledge about electrical installations in hazardous areas, so that you can carry out installations and perform inspection and maintenance in a safe manner.


Target group


Electrical, automation and other personnel working in or designing electrical installations in hazardous areas. The course applies to personnel working in onshore facilities, offshore and ships in Europe.


Subjects covered in the course


  • Basic Ex philosophy
  • The fire triangle
  • Ignition sources, the 5 most common
  • Area classification
  • What do you need to know before entering a hazardous area?
  • Marking on Ex-equipment - how to read it?
  • Marking on Ex equipment - additional requirements for the EU
  • Types of protection - how is equipment made safe to use?
  • Work permits
  • Choice of cables and glands
  • Choice of cables and glands - additional requirements for Norway
  • Earth systems in hazardous areas
  • Selection of motors for hazardous areas
  • Inspection and maintenance, introduction

The course is based on the IEC 60079 series (product standards), IEC 60079-10, IEC 60079-14, IEC 60079-17, EN 1127-1, ATEX 2014/34 / EU.




"Excerpts from the ATEX user directive: Directive 1999/92/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 1999 ANNEX II 1.1. Training of workers The employer must provide those working in places where explosive atmospheres may occur with sufficient and appropriate training with regard to explosion protection."

Internationally and on ships, the standards IEC 60079-14 require documentation of competence for those who are responsible for Ex areas, those who select and install Ex equipment and those who design Ex facilities. The standard IEC 60079-17 requires documented competence for responsible persons and technical personnel with a leading function, as well as operational technicians and technicians who carry out inspections and maintenance.

Technical Information

Course name : Ex fundamentals for electrical personnel

Course manual : No

Type : E-learning

Duration : 6 hours

Language: English

Provider: Trainor


System Requirements

This course can be run on a computer, tablet and smart phone. For handheld devices we recommend a stable Wi-fi connection. Flash is not required for this course.

Recommended minimum connection speed is 1.5 Mbps. If you experience problems while running the course, we recommend using the Google Chrome browser.



Access to online courses will be provisioned within 2 working days of purchase. 

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Contact Us

CompEx Certification Limited

3rd Floor Redwither Tower
Redwither Business Park
Wrexham Industrial Estate
Wrexham UK
LL13 9XT

+44 (0) 1978 665410

  • Industry

    At CompEx, we know that safe working practices are beneficial for all businesses. The CompEx Scheme ensures that best practice in managing explosive atmospheres is implemented and maintained right from the start, which not only keeps workplaces, staff and assets safe, but also reduces risks and costs.

    From food and beverage or manufacturing businesses, to pharmaceutical and chemical production, or traditional power generation sectors such as oil and gas, CompEx offers a wide range of qualifications for a variety of industries which are suitable for those working in hazardous environments

  • CompEx Qualifications

    Whether you are starting a career as a newly qualified electrical operative working in a hazardous environment, looking to work in a new type of industry, or you are simply up-skilling and developing your knowledge about hazardous locations, CompEx offer a broad range of qualifications which are essential for improving workplace safety and competency within potentially hazardous environments.

    You can find out more by selecting one of the qualifications below or you can download our qualification documentation, which provides full details about each CompEx unit, including the key learning objectives and course content.