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Join Sira for free IECEx Competence Training at HazardEx 2011

IECEx certification body, Sira Certification, will be running free of charge training workshops during HazardEx 2011. Read More

Join Sira for free IECEx Competence Training at HazardEx 2011

The training covers the principles candidates need to understand to undertake Unit Ex 001 of the IECEx Certification of Personnel Competence Scheme.

The training, worth over £600, is being offered free of charge to HazardEx attendees who register for the training before the event, and covers:

February 23rd 2011

09.30 to 12.00 – Session 1
Introduction to the IECEx Scheme/explosive atmospheres & protection principles
Introduction to the IECEx Competence Scheme (purpose & scope)
Properties of flammable materials & their potential to create an explosive atmosphere
What is a hazardous area?
Equipment marking
Safety responsibilities relating to explosive atmospheres

February 23rd 2011
14.00 to 16.30 – Session 2
Protection concepts & preparation of work
Protection concept principles – Flameproof Ex d
Protection concept principles – Increased Safety Ex e
Protection concept principles – Intrinsic Safety Ex i
Protection concept principles – Type n
Permits to work
Risk assessments (overview)

February 24th 2011
09.30 to 12.00 - Session 3
Inspection, training & competence
Management of work performance & procedures
Inspection – Visual
Inspection – Close
Inspection - Detailed
Training & competence

Training will take place within the HazardEx 2011 event complex. Delegates attending the above must have at least a basic understanding of the IEC 60079 series of standards and other relevant ISO/IEC standards and ATEX/DSEAR principles.

The training is available in a “modular” format, and delegates can therefore pick and choose which lectures they wish to attend. Delegates are asked to register prior to the event by contacting Sira.

IECEx Certification of Personnel Competence Scheme

The IECEx Certified Persons Scheme provides the global Ex industries with a single system for the assessment and qualification of persons meeting the competency prerequisites needed to properly implement the safety requirements based on the suite of IEC International Standards covering explosive atmospheres, e.g. the IEC 60079 and IEC 61241 series of standards

The scheme, launched in July 2010, provides companies with independent proof that a person holding an IECEx Certificate of Personnel Competence has the knowledge and skills necessary to implement the International Ex Standards. This can be especially important for contracting staff.

The scheme is divided into several units, of which the first unit – ‘Unit Ex001’ (a prerequisite module) covers “basic principles of protection in explosive atmospheres”, and competence in this unit is assessed by formal examination. The training offered by Sira during HazardEx 2011 will summarise the key ‘knowledge’ areas of explosive atmospheres, allowing candidates to undertake examination in the scheme.

More information about the training, the IECEx scheme and its scope is available from Sira. Please email for more information.

Register for training

Spaces are limited so registering for the training is essential! To register, please contact Sira on the details below. A booking form will then be sent.

Spaces are limited! To book your place, please contact Sira:
Tel: +44 (0) 1244 670 900

or go to and scroll to the bottom of the page for a booking form!

Sira is also involved in a free workshop run by The 61508 Association which shows you how to document your Functional Safety Management system in compliance with the standards and demonstrate it to others. The same tools help you assess the Functional Safety Management system of your suppliers.

For more information on The 61508 Association workshop click here

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