CompEx

The CompEx Scheme provides candidates with essential knowledge and practical skills to enable safe working in potentially explosive atmospheres, whether due to flammable gas, combustible dust or other hazards.

The CompEx Scheme consists of training and assessment units, which can be studied individually or in pairs. Candidates are required to demonstrate competence through a series of practical and written multi-choice tests.

Successful candidates receive a CompEx certificate of core competence. There are many licensed CompEx centres around the world. Details of these centres as well as latest CompEx Toolbox Guide are on the dedicated CompEx website. Below is an introduction to the CompEx Scheme from Martin Jones of JT Limited. 

Key recommendations from Lord Cullen's inquiry into the Piper Alpha disaster led to the creation of the CompEx Scheme. On the 30th anniversary of Piper Alpha, Martin Jones, CompEx Operations Manger, reviews how CompEx has expanded to help industry meet its broadening requirements for the assessment of core competency.



Click here for Amendment 1 to EEMUA Publication 186 Edition 7, Imprint 3/2016.

EEMUA's concerns with the latest edition of IEC 60079-14 are documented here.

The CompEx Scheme is owned and operated, in association with EEMUA, by:

JT Limited
Stafford House
120-122 High Street
Orpington                                                                                                                                                                                                               Kent
BR6 0JS
T: +44(0)1689 884100
F: +44(0)1689 891655


Note: Free EEMUA posters outlining EEMUA's activities in a range of industry sectors are available to download from here