• LevelLevel 1
  • Age group19+
  • Duration1.5 Days
  • Awarding bodySuccessful delegates will receive a UK JTL Certificate of Core Competence valid for 5 years.


The course is aimed at senior management, electrical supervisors, project engineers, contract managers and non-practitioners involved in hazardous area work activity, to enable a greater appreciation of the hazards associated with working in explosive atmospheres and the promotion of safe working practices.

The ATEX Directive legislation underlines the need for practitioners in potentially explosive environments or hazardous areas to be competent.  It is implemented through regulations 7 and 11 of DSEAR – Dangerous Substances and Explosive Regulations.

This unit is established as underpinning knowledge and is only to give the individual an overview of the requirements of working safely in an explosive atmosphere.


The aim of the course is to provide course delegates with the knowledge and understanding of terminology and protection concepts that are utilised in potentially flammable atmospheres.



At the end of the course you will:

• Understand the concept of area classification and the need to zone flammable atmospheres accordingly
• Understand the terminology and definitions associated with hazardous areas
• Understand the various protection concepts
• Understand IP codes in relation to ingress protection
• Understand current ATEX directives
• Have an awareness of DSEAR Regulations
• Understand equipment groups and temperature rating

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

You will study:

• Area classification
• Zones
• Terminology and definitions
• Protection concepts
• IP codes
• Brief overview of ATEX Directives
• DSEAR Regulations

3rd - 4th August Flexible Various dates

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge of flammable or potentially explosive atmospheres is required for full participation of this unit.

The JTL Registration form must be completed and returned on booking; photographic identification (ie passport / photo driving licence) should be brought to the course.

All personnel attending the course should have a good understanding of the English Language.

The CompEx Toolbox guide is provided.


Delivery will be a combination of classroom tuition / written assessment.

£330 Please note this course is full cost and therefore learners are unable to get any fee remission.
Please enquire by the clicking the ‘enquire now button’ at the top of this website page or contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk.

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Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. Eligible students can also benefit from free travel.


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