EEMUA launches online competency-based training course for mechanical integrity practitioners

17 September 2019

EEMUA’s new online Mechanical Integrity Practitioner Certificate (MIPC) training course addresses the loss of primary containment of hazardous substances, a major cause of incidents and regulator interventions in the UK.

Over a 27-week period, the course will provide a clear view of challenges, trends and opportunities from a mechanical integrity perspective, tailoring the learning to the industry sector and sites that the Learner works on. MIPC has been designed around the Learner experience, including Tutor and Mentor support, and a variety of online learning activities delivered via a corporate level blended learning platform.

The flexible online learning delivery and assessment, and robust certification means that Learners do not have to be away from site for long periods in order to obtain relevant, industry accepted competence in a safety critical area, with appropriate evidence for stakeholders.

The MIPC course encourages good practice in the profession by setting competency benchmarks that are in tune with real world industrial requirements. As safety, sustainability and wider environmental concerns continue to transform engineering, this EEMUA training course will allow Learners to demonstrate up to date knowledge adapted to their company and site needs.

The EEMUA MIPC is designed to encourage a culture of continuous improvement. It will bring to focus the key changes in technologies, expectations and work practices – and make Learners informed professionals who are in step with the latest learnings from industrial engineering.

The Induction element of the inaugural course starts in early December 2019, with the first of the six Learning Cycles commencing in January 2020 and the Final Assessment completed in July 2020. Registration is now open.

The new training course builds upon EEMUA’s existing activities in helping industry ensure the mechanical integrity of plant and equipment, particularly where there are hazardous substances present, which includes e-learning and classroom training, and good practice publications such as EEMUA 231, ‘The mechanical integrity of plant containing hazardous substances: A guide to periodic examination and testing’.