CompEx Courses

Foundation Unit



9-10 August
18-19 October

This is the latest training unit developed to give a full understanding of the requirements of working safely in a potentially explosive atmosphere. The Ex F CompEx Foundation course provides candidates with an understanding of the regulations, directives and standards associated with locations containing hazardous atmospheres.

The CompEx Foundation qualification has been designed to provide an introduction into potentially explosive or flammable environments where gases, vapours and dust can form a hazardous atmosphere. 

Candidates will receive an overview of hazardous area classification, safe working practices and basic protection concepts used for certifying Ex equipment. It covers the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR 2002) and risk assessments. 


This qualification is suitable for non-technical personnel who require an understanding of basic Ex principles, and recently qualified technicians who wish to develop their knowledge before undertaking more technical CompEx qualifications.  It is designed specifically for electrical supervisors, Contract Managers and Senior Management, to enable a greater appreciation of COMP'EX core competency and the promotion of safe working.


Online exam - Candidates must undertake a multiple-choice online examination. This theory exam consists of 30 questions answered over 45 minutes.


Two days 

SETA, Millbrook, Southampton


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