Based upon the IEC Standards, primarily IEC 60079: Parts 10; 14 & 17, CompEx is the global solution for Competency Validation and Certification for electrotechnical and mechanical craftspersons working in potentially hazardous or explosive atmospheres.
Potentially explosive atmospheres occur in onshore and offshore petrochemical plants and refining plants. They are also found in distilleries, paint spraying plants, flourmills, woodworking machine plants, chipboard and MDF pre-production areas, the water industry and all fuel forecourt environments. Failure to ensure safe working practices in these circumstances could result in the ignition of explosive gases or dust clouds leading to injury or even fatalities.
Competency is certificated only to individuals who:
- Meet the necessary entry criteria to register for the selected CompEx modules (see below)
- Pass the underpinning knowledge theory examinations
- Pass the competency validation tests in the form of practical assessments on equipment utilised in explosive atmospheres
Details of candidate entry requirements and the associated CompEx Certification by visiting the Registration page and clicking the link ‘JTL919 – CompEx Certification Process’.
JTLimited, the company who operate the CompEx Scheme, is now approved as a UKAS Accredited Certification Body No 0270.
Denis Hird JTL CEO commented ‘We are so pleased that this recognition has been achieved to reflect the high standards to which JTL works and how we hope that it will contribute to the further development, recognition and expansion of the important CompEx scheme both within the UK and internationally.’
Martin Jones CompEx Scheme Operations Manager added that ‘This accreditation can only strengthen the CompEx Scheme as the Competency Scheme of choice for all offshore & onshore operators, employers and employees who are working in explosive atmospheres throughout the world'.
UKAS Accredited Certification Body No 0270