CompEx is the international scheme for competency validation and certification of personnel who work in explosive atmospheres. Through a network of independent training and assessment centres, the CompEx Scheme supports practitioners in a range of industrial sectors including oil and gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food manufacturing and utilities.

The Scheme was developed in 1993 to provide the UK oil and gas sector with credible assurance of transferable skills and competency for electrical, control and instrumentation technicians operating in hazardous areas. Since that time CompEx has continued to incorporate a range of competency qualifications to embrace a diverse range of roles across differing industrial sectors.

CompEx qualifications continue to be reviewed, such as the Recognised Practitioner Programme (Ex01-04RPP) and the Water Utilities (Ex09-10) course. We are complementing our existing qualifications with new e-learning provision including Safe Behaviours in Hazardous Areas and an Introduction to Hydrogen course.

CompEx is working to develop blended and on-line routes for learning and assessment with its stakeholders to ensure competency and safety continue to be supported.

CompEx and its centre network will provide an ongoing programme of professional development to support practitioners throughout their careers.

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