The EEMUA 231 Mechanical Integrity Basics training course is based on the guidance and good practice contained in EEMUA Publication 231 The mechanical integrity of plant containing hazardous substances: a guide to periodic examination and testing. A printed copy of EEMUA 231 is provided as part of the course.

The training course is for people responsible on a day-to-day basis for ensuring mechanical integrity of plant and equipment where there are hazardous substances present. Developed by EEMUA members from a range of industry sectors, the course is mainly aimed at mechanical integrity professionals working under UK legislation. 

EEMUA 231 Mechanical Integrity Basics is positioned at the EEMUA Basic Application competency level i.e. above Awareness but below Practitioner. Therefore, EEMUA strongly recommends that the corresponding (and lower tier) Awareness-level EEMUA 231 Mechanical Integrity e-learning is passed before signing up for this course. Learners should also be actively engaged in a mechanical integrity role, have at least one year's experience in this type of position and hold a relevant qualification.

On the course, you will learn how to:

  • Manage the primary containment envelope effectively;

  • Safely manage ageing plant;

  • Deliver and demonstrate integrity management;

  • Be in line with legislative requirements, good practice and Competent Authority expectations.

Induction for this blended learning course takes approximately two hours and is available from 2 September 2024, after registration. Three Learning Cycles run consecutively commencing in late September/early October 2024, requiring approximately four hours of time each Learning Week until the Exam is completed at the end of October 2024. Completing this training course, including the exam at the end, is equivalent to 15 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Topics are addressed via three Learning Cycles as follows:

Learning Cycles of EEMUA 231 Mechanical Integrity Basics

  • LC1 - Legislative Requirements, Organisational Arrangements and the Asset Register.

  • LC2 - Written Scheme of Examination, Reports and Record Keeping.

  • LC3 - Inspection Reports, Operating Limits and Decision Making.

Expectations of Learners

  • The Induction, Learning Cycles and Exam will be held solely online. For the best user experience, Learners will need access to a computer with a large screen and a broadband internet connection.

  • The Learner must abide by the EEMUA Code of Conduct for the course, including relevant non-disclosure and non-compete commitments.  

  • The Learner will need to be proficient in English both written and spoken. For students whose first language is not English, a minimum score of 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test is recommended.

  • The Exam will involve online proctoring either via EEMUA Executive staff or an approved online proctoring service.

Learners' time commitment

A Learner’s approximate time commitment for the course is estimated to be:

  • Induction: 2 hours to suit working schedules from September 2024.

  • Learning: 4 hours per week for 3 weeks as below.

  • Three Learning Cycles, each taking one week, and including Live Classes: 12 hours.

  • Final Assessment: 0.75 hour.

Approximate Total: 14.75 hours over 5 weeks. 

How to register

Click the Register button at the top of this page and enter your details. You will need to have all delegate details with you as the system cannot save your entries if you exit or navigate away from the page. It is possible for you to register as many colleagues as you like at the same time, as long as they too have a My EEMUA account.

For Member and Associate Company users registering on the website for the first time, please note that there is an additional, manual validation step. In this case, we recommend registering for the course only after the ‘Welcome to EEMUA’ communication has been received. This will ensure that once logged in you will get the discounted rate for the course.

Once the process is completed, you can manage your booking online via the My Events and Training section of My EEMUA.

Permanent employees from recognised national regulators may be entitled to a discount off the standard course fee. Please contact the EEMUA office for further details.

For any queries, please contact our Online Learning team at or call us on +44 (0)20 7488 0801.

Who should attend

Those people responsible on a day-to-day basis for ensuring mechanical integrity of plant and equipment, primarily those where COMAH Regulations apply, but also those outside the scope of COMAH where there are hazardous substances present.


  • EEMUA Member


  • Non-member


  • SAFed Member


EEMUA 231 Mechanical Integrity Basics training course