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Zone Zero Training offers all courses listed below.

The CompEx® Competency Scheme: for more details visit

CompEx Units


The aim of these courses is to provide delegates with a basic knowledge and understanding of hazardous areas and to be familiar with concepts of protection for equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres. After completion of the CompEx® course you will be able to understand and recognise many aspects of operating safely within potentially explosive atmospheres including;

Hazardous Area Equipment Appreciation (1 Day)


This course will provide specialist training for persons working in or responsible for working in hazardous areas with a bias to Non-electrical equipment. The course aims to raise the awareness of operative competence in the use of non-electrical & electrical equipment and apparatus in hazardous environments. Course attendance will help ensure that levels of safety within the industry are maintained and, indeed, increased as both employers and employees have confidence that the use of non-electrical & electrical equipment is being carried out in a competent manner by personnel who understand the requirements of the task and have the skills to perform it in a proper way.

Ex Appreciation (1 or 2 Day)


This locally certificated course is borne from the need to have a stepping stone for some electrical or instrument technicians who wish to attain higher level courses but have limited knowledge or experience at this time. The objective of this course is to allow the individual to gain knowledge and practice in the hazardous area subjects. Then to use this knowledge and practice with the ultimate aim of attaining the higher level course when they have gained confidence of the subject. Course contents include subjects such as: ATEX Directives, Explosive Atmospheres, Ignition sources, Protection Methods, Demonstration & Practical assembly of Glanding, basic Installation Methods & Inspection Methods.

ATEX 01 - Overview (1 Day)


The course is designed to provide guidance in the Directive 2014/34/EU (previously: 94/9/EC), which is mandatory from 1 July 2003. The development in Harmonised Standards, as a route to compliance with the Directive, will be discussed. The general requirements in compliance for Safety of the Installation will be addressed in consideration of Directive 1999/92/EC. Guidance in compliance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations – DSEAR consultative document will be discussed.

ATEX Directives & CE Marking Guidance (2 Days)


This competence based course, can be accredited by City & Guilds, at certain centers in the UK is designed to advise on the current requirements of the ATEX Directives, CE Marking, and the supporting documentation for electrical and non-electrical equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The course will provide an understanding in the construction of technical files, as well as providing Example documentation for the certification, labelling of equipment and the conformity assessment procedures.

Bespoke Hazardous Area Training (1 or 2 Days)


This course provides competence based training and assessment for electrical and Instrumentation technicians working in hazardous areas in offshore and onshore industrial environments. The facilities are unique and custom built to include a realistic working plant and a simulated hazardous area. The course aims to raise the awareness of operative competence in the maintenance of electrical equipment and apparatus in hazardous environments. It does this by providing:

EX Equipment Making Identification (1 Day)


This course is aimed at persons working for a manufacturer of Ex equipment. To gaining an understanding of the equipment labelling systems used by Ex equipment manufacturers. This will break down the codes and marking into understandable language for the candidates to appreciate decisions that are made by others designing or installing the equipment.

C & G PAT Training (2 Days)


This short course is aimed at electricians or anyone else involved in portable appliance testing who are required to update their knowledge of legislation and practices and to use test instruments in this important area. It aims to meet the requirements of City and Guilds 2377. Subjects include: Legislation Relating to Portable Appliance Testing, Apply Test Procedures, and Using Testing Instruments Organisations will benefit from having employees who can competently carry-out portable appliance testing. Individuals working in the electrical trade will gain the skills and knowledge to effectively and confidently conduct portable appliance testing.

Electrical Safety EAWR (1 Day)


This competency based course provides an understanding of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. Subjects include: Electrical Systems, work activities and protective equipment, The strength and capabilities of electrical equipment, Electrical equipment in adverse or hazardous environments, Insulation and protection, Earthing, Integrity of referenced conductors, Suitability of electrical connections, Protection from overload and short circuit currents, Disconnection and isolation, Working Live, Working space, access and lighting and The concept of competence in the workplace.

Explosion Protection & ATEX Awareness (4 Days)


This course is competence based and is designed to give an understanding in hazardous area concepts for the use of electrical equipment. The course explains the protection methods from manufacture to installation, inspection and maintenance as required by the CENELEC/CEN and IEC standards for electrical and non-electrical equipment. This course would need to be carried out at a Local center to allow the assessment of the competency of personnel. This course would suit personnel with electrical, instrument or mechanical background within industry who require an understanding in the selection of equipment for hazardous areas working to EN/IEC 60079-14 & 17 with an overview of the ATEX Directives.