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Provider of inspection & training for potentially explosive atmospheres, announces agreement with CSA Group to provide personal competency assessment under the IECEx CoPC Scheme.


ATEC, an IECEx RTP with brand synonymous with safety related services within Hazardous Area Locations, have completed a global agreement with SIRA Test and Certification Limited (CSA Group) to provide personal competency assessments under the IECEx CoPC Scheme.

The IECEx CoPC Scheme is separated into 11 units of competence. The scheme provides candidates with some flexibility to tailor their own qualifications to the units of competence that reflect their job role. Furthermore, these units can also be tailored to the specific methods of protection. (For more information see; www.iecex.com/dmsdocument/1556)

ATEC was founded on the philosophy ‘safety first’ and is proud to be an industry leader when it comes to introducing ways to improve safety and productivity. Founded in the USA, the company works globally in many different regions and markets where IECEx is the only system that provides an internationally accepted means of proving compliance with IEC standards.

Fraser Heggie, ATEC VP Inspection & Training said “We are very proud to be in collaboration with CSA Group and can now formally provide IECEx Assessment with Certification through them. In line with our business objectives to offer viable additional services that our clients are requesting, the addition of this training and our recent accreditation as an IECEx Inspection Service company delivers on our promise”.

About ATEC: One of the exclusive providers of internationally accepted hazardous-area training, inspection and certification to a variety of industries worldwide. Based in Singapore, ATEC and its group companies provides total electrical solutions from specification and certifications, to hazardous-area training for a variety of industries to meet IECEx, ATEX, IEC and NEC requirements.

About CSA Group: 
CSA Group is a global organization dedicated to safety, social good, and sustainability, and a leader in Standards Development and in Testing, Inspection and Certification around the world including Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia. Our mandate is to hold the future to a higher standard. For more information about CSA Group, please visit www.csagroup.org or www.csagroupuk.org