CompEx Ex05-Ex06 Combustible Dust Course – Certified Training

The CompEx Ex05-Ex06 Dust Course is designed for providing the underpinning knowledge and practical assessment of electrical personnel who undertake the physical installation and assembly of new ‘Ex’ equipment and, who perform preventive maintenance and inspections on previously installed equipment in potentially explosive dust atmospheres.

These units are used to extend the competence for technicians and operatives who prepare, install, maintain and inspect electrical equipment for use in Explosive Dust Atmospheres.

  • Module Ex05 meets the competency requirements of IEC 60079 – 14 for ‘Operatives (selection and erection)’
  • Module Ex06 meets the competency requirements of IEC 60079 – 17 for ‘Operatives (inspection and maintenance)’.

Who should attend?

Anyone who conducts electrical or instrument installation, maintenance or inspection of hazardous area Ex equipment. Normally practitioners with an electrical or instrument trade certificate.

CompEx Ex05-Ex06 Dust Course Syllabus

  • Characteristics of Combustible Dusts.
  • Area Classification, Zones 20, 21 and 22.
  • Legislation
  • Directives and Standards.
  • Protection Concepts for use in Combustible Dust Atmospheres.
  • Wiring System and Cable Entry Requirements
  • Installation, Inspection, Maintenance and Testing of Non-I.S. and I.S. Electrical Equipment.
  • Feedback and Review


The CompEx Scheme is the recognised global scheme for the protection of oil, gas, chemical & pharmaceutical workers in both offshore and onshore activities, in fact anywhere that explosive atmospheres exist, the CompEx Scheme can provide competency validation of individuals across a range of disciplines and different hazards to help create a safer workplace.

The scheme assesses the competency of employees and contract staff who are working in environments with the potential risk of explosive atmospheres.

Originally developed by the Engineering Equipment and Materials Users’ Association (EEMUA) and JTL Limited along with key industry stakeholders, JTL Limited now own and operate the CompEx Scheme as the CompEx Certification Body and is internationally accredited by UKAS to ISO/IEC 17024 : 2012 Conformity Assessment – General Requirements for bodies offering Certification of Persons.


You MUST bring with you some means of photographic identification (i.e. passport, driving licence, company ID card etc.) together with your National Insurance Number.

You MUST also bring your supporting documentation/Certificates as listed on the qualifications criteria document enclosed for verification. Original copies only will be accepted. Also you will receive a CompEx registration form, please complete this and bring it with you on the first day.

All delegates must wear PPE in the workshop during the 4th and 5th day of the practical assessment of the course. You will be provided with all the necessary equipment, tools, PPE, stationery and course instruction notes to carry out the course. A toolbox EEMUA Publication Guide will also be provided. You are permitted to bring your own stationery if you wish to do so.

You will need to wear your own steel cap boots and appropriate work wear. We recommend overalls or long trousers with a long sleeved top as the practical assessments are in a workshop environment. Gloves and glasses are provided if required.


This course is JTL Approved and is conducted in accordance with their training standards. A JTL approved certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the examination. Delegates must be fully conversant with the make up of “Ex” certified glands; using steel wire armoured and multi core screened cables. The continuity and insulation resistance testing of such cables is also required.

Please Note: Failure to report promptly each day may result in you missing vital elements of the course and will prevent you from receiving your certificate. As part of the training involves communication in hazardous situations, it is essential that all participants can read, speak and understand English fluently.

C&P Training Services Ltd is part of the group of companies owned by C&P Group Holdings Ltd

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