The basic principles of protection in explosive atmospheres of plant and machinery outlined in IECEx 60079 series and OD 504.

Testing electrical installations for explosive atmospheres.

The explosion-protection aspects for installing explosion-protected and associated equipment and wiring systems.


3 days


Combination of written & practical


Eligible Candidates:

Electrical technicians/tradesman working in or associated with Explosive Atmospheres (Hazardous Areas)

  • 001 – Knowledge of Explosion Protection requirements
  • 003 – Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems
  • 006 – Test electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres

The applicant shall have the level of technical education (or equivalent) attained, relevant to the application, through documents such as College Certificates and Vocational qualifications etc.

For an operative a minimum 3 years’ experience in industrial electrical installation practice.

For a responsible person a minimum 3 years’ experience in Ex industrial electrical installation practice relevant to the scope of the unit of competence being applied for considering the scope limitations.


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