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Hazardous atmosphere training courses from SGS – equip employees and contractors with the knowledge and skills to design equipment or operate safely in the industry.

We are a world renowned organisation in the field of explosion protection and a major player in the international IECEx Certification System, as well as servicing both ATEX Directives for Europe. Our training courses are designed to complement our explosive atmospheres services.

Our philosophy is clear, we like to keep it simple and all our training programmes have been devised with this aim in mind. We believe that if a person knows their subject they should be able to explain it to others simply. We can deliver and tailor our courses to suit personnel at every level of your organisation.

Our portfolio of training services includes:

  • Introduction to Hazardous Areas & Protection Techniques (1 day)
  • Hazardous Area Products - QA System Planning (1 day)
  • ATEX / DSEAR Overview (1 day)
  • ATEX / DSEAR (2 day)
  • Risk Assessment and Hazardous Area Classification (2 day)
  • Safe Use of Electricity in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres & Intrinsic Safety (4 day)
  • Training for Designers of Ex Equipment (As required)
  • Bespoke Training Solutions (As required, tailored to meet your individual needs)

All our training presenters are leaders in their field, providing delegates with expert opinions on subjects related to potentially explosive atmospheres. SGS Baseefa training programmes cover all our specialty technical subjects, but are delivered with a flair that makes our courses different and the learning experience that bit more enjoyable and memorable. Training is delivered at our purpose-built training facilities in Buxton, at customer premises, or at any suitable venue of convenience to you.

Personnel Competence

Personnel competence is a key concern for any company's employees, suppliers and contractors. They must be able to demonstrate competence before undertaking work in potentially explosive atmospheres. Our courses test delegates’ knowledge progressively during the course ensuring key learning points are clearly understood. Many of our courses provide a Certificate of Achievement upon successful completion, providing clear evidence of each individual’s skills and knowledge, whilst demonstrating your company’s investment in their continuing professional development.

IECEx Certificate of Personnel Competence Scheme

Our Certificate of Achievement should not be mistaken for a Certificate of Personnel Competence which can be issued separately under the IECEx CoPC Scheme. There is a deliberate separation between the course and any subsequent CoPC evaluation in order to allow demonstration that the learning has been effective and is being employed in an individual’s daily work. Participation in one of our training courses (or any other training course) is not a pre-requisite to taking the IECEx examination.

To find out more, or book your hazardous atmospheres training courses, contact us today.

A UK world leader for a world-wide service

Based in Buxton, Derbyshire SGS Baseefa’s staff has over 300 years experience of Ex equipment between them and is a major contributor to developing the standards for Ex equipment, at UK, European and international level. We have been presenting training courses in our field for over 20 years and have developed them over that time to allow a logical progression of each subject.

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