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CompEx Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

CompEx Celebrates 25th Anniversary – Safety in Hazardous Environments


The CompEx scheme celebrated its 25th anniversary on the 28th May 2018 and celebrated the huge impact it has had on improved safety in the workplace during that time.


CompEx Celebrates 25th Anniversary – The CompEx Scheme came about as a direct result of Lord Cullen’s 13-month investigation into the Piper Alpha tragedy and led to 106 recommendations that transformed the North Sea oil and gas industry into a global leader in safety in these hazardous environments.

The CompEx scheme was launched in 1993 and the phenomenal success of the scheme has been marked with many milestones along the way, with Aberdeen College subsidiary ASET the first commercial centre in 1994, ten years later it was celebrating the 10,000 candidate certificated for Gas & Vapour and in 2010 that number had risen to 25,000. Electronic online examinations were introduced in 2013 and JT Limited took over ownership of the scheme from EEMUA a year later in 2014.

Read More About the CompEx Scheme and History

CompEx Celebrates 25th Anniversary


CompEx Training

Friday, January 26th, 2018

CompEx & Industrial Training Services

CompEx Training is the recognised global scheme for providing candidates with the essential knowledge and practical skills to enable safe working in potentially explosive atmospheres, whether due to flammable gas, combustible dust or other hazards. The CompEx curriculum includes specific knowledge and practical assessments based upon the IEC 60079 set of standards, including parts 14 & 17.

CompEx Accreditation: The CompEx scheme is developed by the Engineering Equipment and Materials Users’ Association (EEMUA) and JT Limited, the CompEx Certification Body – accredited by UKAS to ISO/IEC 17024: 2012

As part of our hazardous area specialist services, the C&P Group’s training school, C&P Training Services Ltd operates and delivers the following specialist CompEx, Electrical & Industrial courses.


CompEx Courses:

Other Training Courses:

Site Training Services

Book Today: Call +44(0)1792 897002 or Email for more information regarding our CompEx Electrical Training Courses

Location: Delivered at our Swansea Training Facility, C&P Training Services Ltd, 1A Sandringham Park, Swansea Enterprise Park, Llansamlet, Swansea, SA6 8PW

UK Training Centre

Our CompEx Training Centre in Swansea, South Wales provides training and assessment for the whole of the UK and is for Electrical, Instrument & Mechanical Engineers, Supervisors and Technicians who need to develop and demonstrate their competency in the selection, installation, inspection and maintenance of “Ex” apparatus in potentially explosive atmospheres. We also provide on-site training as an option for clients requiring the CompEx ‘F’ Foundation Course.

Worldwide Certification of Competency

CompEx is a worldwide recognised qualification for ATEX and IEC electrical installation and inspection. The curriculum consists of practical training and assessment in a realistic, safe working environment and is rapidly becoming a required worldwide qualification. Our hazardous area trainers have worked in hazardous areas over many years and are highly experienced and qualified to deliver training for explosive gases and vapours, intrinsically safe systems and combustible dusts.

ATEX Inspection, Installation & Consultancy Services
We also provide hazardous area inspection, installation & consultancy services, providing assistance with the compliance of electrical installations in potentially explosive atmospheres for new and existing plant. Read More>

For further information about C&P’s Integrated Electrical Services, please click on one of the links below:

DSEAR Inspections

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

ATEX Inspections

DSEAR Inspections – Hazardous Area Ex Inspections

What is DSEAR?

The DSEAR (Dangerous Substance and Explosive Atmosphere Regulation 2002) is a UK legal regulation. The European ATEX directives are integrated into to the DSEAR regulations and place the same responsibilities on employers
to ensure that work places storing or handling dangerous or flammable substances are made safe for employees to carry out their work.

Our Services

C&P Engineering Services provide DSEAR inspections that provide the necessary documented evidence that verifies that all installed electrical or mechanical equipment is certified, has the correct protection concept, is fit
for purpose and safe to use in the potentially explosive atmosphere area. Our CompEx or IECEx certified trained engineering inspectors have significant experience and industrial tacit knowledge from within the oil, gas, petrochemical, chemical, steel, pharmaceutical power generation and heavy engineering industries.

Our DSEAR inspections area carried out in accordance with the British Standard BS EN 60019-17 or the internationally recognised Standard IEC 60079-17 (The Inspection and Maintenance of Electrical Installations in Hazardous Areas).

DSEAR Inspection Services and Documentation

  • DSEAR Inspections – Electrical and Instrumentation
  • DSEAR Inspections – Mechanical
  • DSEAR Inspections – Strategy Development and Implementation
  • Verification and Compliance
  • DSEAR Electrical Equipment Installation
  • Ex Register Development and Updates
  • PDA and Software Options
  • Modifications and Repair Services
  • Gap Analysis
  • DSEAR Inspections – Trade Awareness Training
  • Explosion Certified Documentation
  • Equipment Manuals

Call +44(0)1792 897002 or email for more information and technical assistance

We have been Assessed and Certified by the NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contractors) as a Hazardous Area Electrical and Instrumentation Services contractor and we have the technical capability to carry out Electrical and Instrumentation Services work in areas where potentially explosive atmospheres may be expected to occur in the form of explosive gases, vapours or combustible dusts.

Our Experience

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Hazardous Area Inspection Experience

Our extensive hazardous area inspection experience has been built from our highly experienced and knowledgeable CompEx inspection engineers, technicians and electricians who deliver hazardous area inspections and installations to IEC 60079-17/14.

We also assist companies with the installation, repair, modification and replacement of defective equipment for compliance on site.

Our hazardous area inspection and installation experience includes but is not limited to the following fields:

  •     Oil and Gas Processing
  •     Chemical Processing
  •     Steel Manufacturing
  •     Oil & Fuel Terminals
  •     Paint Spraying
  •     Fertiliser Manufacturers and Plants
  •     Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  •     Oils and Gas drilling and refining (on and off shore)
  •     FPSO’s & Refineries
  •     Distilleries
  •     Power Stations
  •     Engine Testing
  •     Warehousing of Dangerous Substances
  •     Fuel Farms
  •     Ammonia Plants
  •     Food Manufacturing
  •     Vehicle Manufacturing
  •     Airports & Aviation
  •     Weapons Refuelling
  •     Water Treatment and Sewerage
  •     Hydrogen Cells

Read more about our specialist Hazardous Area Electrical and Instrumentation Services

Confidence in our Hazardous Area Services

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

We have extensive industry experience and an impressive track record of successfully completed hazardous area projects. We offer high-quality hazardous area Electrical, Control and Instrumentation services, an impeccable safety record and deliver engineering excellence through our highly experienced employees who are committed, reliable and professional. We can work with you to provide anything from basic support services to full turn-key hazardous area Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Services.

We approach every project with a goal to succeed and perform to plan. Our focus is to build long-term strategic partnerships and we are firmly committed to achieving customer satisfaction through our quality, safety, professionalism, reliability and project deliverability.

All our site employees have a valid Client Contractor National Safety Group (CCNSG) Safety Passport and have completed Hazardous Area (CompEx) Training. They are also accustomed to working in a wide range of environments including the Chemical, Petrochemical, Oil, Gas, Steel, Power Generation, Pharmaceutical and Heavy Engineering industries.

Our customers are reassured of our safety and compliance due to our stringent health and safety working ethos, practises, quality systems and award winning safety record. Read more about our Health & Safety working ethos.

We have been Assessed and Certified by the NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contractors) as having the technical capability to carry out hazardous area Electrical, Control and Instrumentation work in:

(a) Accordance with BS 7671: 2008 IEE Wiring Regulations for Electrical Installations.

(b) Areas where potentially explosive atmospheres may be expected to occur in the form of explosive gases, vapours or combustible dusts.

We provide electrical and instrumentation services to the whole of the UK and internationally,  from design to start up through to on-going maintenance. Our proactive company ethos and ability to integrate with your operations ensures your project is completed safely, on time and within budget.

Hazardous Area Installation

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

ATEX Inspections

Hazardous Area Installation & Maintenance Project management

We provide assistance with carrying out necessary hazardous area installation and corrective maintenance through our teams of project engineers, electricians, technicians and craftsmen.

C&P Engineering Services tailors all of its EC&I site services to meet the specific needs of our customers’ maintenance and project work requirements.

We provide DSEAR & ATEX hazardous area site compliance and hazardous area installation services, covering the inspection & testing, installation and maintenance of installations in hazardous areas consisting of:

  • Combustible Dusts
  • Explosive Gases and Vapours
  • Intrinsically Safe Systems

Our highly trained and experienced CompEx certified engineers, technicians, craftsmen and electricians have specialised expertise in “Hazardous Area” electrical installation, inspection and testing, and the maintenance of installations employing types of protection ‘d’, ‘e’, ’n’ and ’i’ as defined by BS EN 60079 17.14.

Our E&I Services include:

Read More About our Electrical and Instrumentation Installation & Maintenance Services

Health & Safety

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

There are many reasons why we have become the first choice hazardous area contractor for many of our customers and one of the main reasons for this is our comprehensive approach to project health and safety management.

Management & Experience

The vast majority of our operations are carried out on COMAH tier 1 & 2 sites, Offshore platforms and typically hazardous area workplaces/environments that may contain or have activities that produce, explosive or potentially explosive atmospheres which can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts within the petrochemical, chemical, steel, power generation, pharmaceutical and oil and gas industries.

Since 1973, we have continually developed and improved our health & safety knowledge base and operational systems to the point where we are now recognised as one of the leading hazardous area contractors in our field, not only within the UK but internationally and with projects carried out safely, on time and on budget from Western Europe to the Far East.

Our Project Managers are supremely experienced and highly trained in the use of hazard identification and risk elimination and reduction techniques to ensure that our projects are carried out in the safest possible manner and they are empowered to use all necessary resources to ensure inherently safe operations.

All potential hazards and health and safety risks are identified and negated or minimised from the outset to ensure safe working environments for our employees and our customers’ stakeholders.

Our CompEx project engineers and technical installation and maintenance staff are highly trained, experienced and competent in their designated area of operation and carry out their work in a safe and efficient manner with the least possible disruption to our customers’ business.


We recognise that ongoing training and continuous development of our staff is essential for us to achieve our health and safety goals and we have developed industry leading systems to ensure that all of our employees are provided with the necessary skills and experience to carry out their role safely and efficiently whilst working fully in accordance with globally recognised best practice.



Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Hazardous Area ATEX Inspections

“We provide CompEx certified / IECEx certified hazardous area inspection engineers, electricians and technicians who are highly experienced in the field of hazardous area IEC, ATEX, IECEx and DSEAR compliance.”

ATEX Inspections    –   IEC Inspections   –   Ex Inspections           

We assist customers with optimising their Ex asset performance, safety and integrity through delivering the following hazardous area inspection services:

  • Ex Inspection of Existing and New Ex Equipment
  • Ex Hazardous Area Inspection Strategy Development & Implementation
  • Compiling Ex Registers and Client Databases
  • Ensuring Verification of all Installed ‘Ex’ Equipment Databases
  • Ensuring Compliance with all Standards and Regulations
  • Gap Analysis and Reporting of Current Ex Inspection Procedures
  • Explosion Protection Documents
  • Ex Installation & Maintenance Project Management
  • Ex Remedial Repairs

Our hazardous area inspection services provide assistance with the compliance of electrical installations in potentially explosive atmospheres for new and existing plant.

We deliver hazardous area inspections for customers across a wide range of industries, including the Chemical, Steel, Oil, Petro-chemical, Water, Pharmaceutical, Gas, Offshore & Heavy Engineering industries.

We assist our clients in asset management, the verification of the integrity of their ‘Ex’ equipment and systems, provide cost effective solutions and ultimately help to develop a path towards full compliance.

Our CompEx certified inspectors deliver comprehensive hazardous area inspection schedules and inspection reports, advising on corrective action where necessary and provide assurance that you are complying with all the very latest international standards, codes and practices and meeting your legal obligations.

Our teams of competent hazardous area inspection engineers have worked in hazardous areas over many years and are CompEx qualified for explosive gases and vapours, intrinsically safe systems and combustible dusts

Read more about our hazardous area inspection services