Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hazardex 2010 To Feature Compex Competency Scheme
EEMUA will publicise the Compex competency scheme at Hazardex 2010, which will take place 24-25 February at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. EEMUA and JTL, the certification body, developed Compex in collaboration with employers, unions, government and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). EEMUA believes Compex is the industry benchmark for determining core competency for working in hazardous areas.

At Hazardex, EEMUA will also discuss its hazardous-area publications and activities. Compex courses are closely associated with EEMUA Publication 186: 'A Practitioner's Handbook - Electrical Installation and Maintenance in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres'. Compex combines classroom training with an examination, plus practical hands-on training with practical competency validation assessment.

It does this in an environment that utilises equipment found in the workplace. More than 24,000 candidates have been certified via the Compex scheme. There are 13 licensed Compex Competency Validation centres in the UK.

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