EXF+ Foundation Plus Course

CompEx Foundation Plus

CompEx Foundation Plus with basic practical training and assessment

The Foundation Plus course is part of the national scheme for the training and certification of core competence of personnel who work on equipment for use in explosive atmospheres. Such training provides companies with a target for their employees, which is recognised by the self-regulated sector of this industry as a necessary component of their Personnel Competency.

Our course not only covers the core CompEx unit qualifications (covering subjects like ATEX, DSEAR and general hazardous locations theory) but adds basic Ex installation practice, installation training and a simple ‘skills’ assessment by installing real Ex equipment and glands with our portable installation rigs and is an ideal primer for people considering taking EX01-06.

This course can be delivered at one of our training centres or at your location, providing a recognised qualification with a practical skills assessment.

Who should attend the Foundation Plus Course?

This course contains some practical skills training and practical assessment and is therefore more suited to anyone involved in Hazardous Area work with very limited installation. Unlike the other CompEx units, no prior knowledge of hazardous areas is required for full participation in this unit.

Why CompEx at Atex?

The only training Atex do is Hazardous Area Training – We are accredited experts in this field, and as such have the leading instructors and facilities to ensure you will receive the very best instruction and assessment available anywhere.

We are practitioners in Explosive Atmospheres installation, inspection and certification. We are an ATEX Notified Body and an IECEx Certification Body.  We have well over 200 years experience in this field at our training centre and our four specialist CompEx instructors (we don’t bring in outside contractors to teach our courses, we only use our own staff who are industry experts and active practitioners with over 20 years experience each). In addition to presenting CompEx courses, we are on CompEx best practice working groups and help with the development of CompEx courses.

Atex uses an electronic cloud-based e-learning system called ‘Learn Ex,’ once registered candidates can have immediate access to course notes which are updated electronically.  

We have a comfortable air-conditioned lecture room with HD projectors and audio and up-to-date practical facilities mirroring the requirements of the latest editions of the Standards. We offer hot and/or cold food at lunchtimes and complimentary hot drinks, snacks and Wi-Fi throughout your visit.

CompEx Foundation Plus Course Theoretical Content

Practical Content

Course Presenter

The CompEx Foundation Course is presented by one of our in-house CompEx approved lecturers (we have four qualified lecturers to choose from, each with over 20 years experience!).

All of our lecturers are working practitioners in the field, we don’t just teach it, we actively work on installation and inspection every day!

CompEx Foundation Plus Course Examination

This is an examined course, on successful completion of the examination a Nationally recognised core competence certification for hazardous locations will be issued.

There is an on-line multiple-choice exam and a 1.5 hour practical installation exam on the provided rigs. The practically assessed exam will assess making of glands, termination and crimping and reading loop drawings (separation/segregation etc).

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