How much do you know about potentially explosive atmospheres? If you operate within this environment, it’s critical you know the basics of Ex safety.
Recognised global competency scheme, CompEx has created a new awareness tool, ‘IntroEx’ to test your knowledge, determine which CompEx course would be best for you and can also be used as pre-learning material if you are already due to attend training.
IntroEx is available directly on the CompEx website and is free to use, providing users with an overview of the basic principles of potentially explosive atmospheres and safety, in a broad range of sectors including food and drinks, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, chemicals, utilities and energy.
The online tool takes about 20 minutes to complete and covers the following:
- What creates a fire or explosion?
- Key terms and definitions associated with explosive atmospheres
- Common industrial settings where explosive atmospheres may exist
- Examples of common ignition sources
- Basic introduction of hazardous area classification
Please be aware this tool has been designed for awareness only, to check your explosive atmosphere knowledge. It should not be used as an assessment of competence.
‘IntroEx’ can be used to determine whether your next steps are to complete the CompEx Foundation module first or enrol on to the CompEx Ex01-Ex04 Gas and Vapours course.
Both are available at Centrica Business Solutions, with the CompEx ExF Foundation course now also offered virtually with remote assessment.
This provides a more flexible approach to learning, giving delegates the option to learn from home or their place of work, without needing to come into a training centre.
The 1-day CompEx Foundation course is perfect for both technical and non-technical personnel and is designed to provide an introduction into potentially explosive environments where gases, vapours and dust are present. To find out more about this course, click here.
For the CompEx Ex01 – Ex04 Gas and Vapours 5 day course, click here.
Test your knowledge with the new IntroEx awareness tool from CompEx, here.