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IEC Ex Installation & Testing (IECEx COPC Modules 003 & 006)

Course Overview

This course covers the explosion protection aspects for installing & testing of explosion protected and associated equipment & wiring systems. It requires the ability to match equipment with that specified for a given location, whilst working safely and to installation standards — completing all necessary documentation.

It also covers the the explosion protection aspects for maintaining & testing explosion protected and associated equipment & wiring systems, including plant maintenance schemes. It requires the ability to develop & manage plant maintenance schemes, incorporating strategies for inspections/repair/overhaul/replacement including safe systems of work and following manufacturer guidelines.

These units of competency are based on various parts of IEC 60079 series.


  • Prepare for installation of equipment & wiring
  • Installation of equipment and wiring systems
  • Prepare to carry out testing
  • Carry out testing
  • Complete documentation

Assessment of training and competence:

Prior to assessment candidates sure be sure have a basic understanding and knowledge of:

  • Common characteristics of explosion-protection techniques
  • General requirements to work in hazardous areas
  • How to observe condition of explosion-protection areas
  • How to take actions to limit risk of an explosion
  • Methods for compliance
  • Ex certification schemes
  • Ex Principles
  • Explosion-protection checks
  • Flameproof (Ex 'd') explosion-protection technique
  • Increased safety (Ex 'e') explosion-protection technique
  • Type of protection 'n' (Ex 'n')
  • Intrinsic safety (Ex 'i') explosion-protection techniques

Course Details

Course number: AS-IEC-036

Target audience:

Intermediate level (Good Electrical / Ex Knowledge)


All ATEC Locations (or client's facility - subject to minimum numbers)


Classroom: 1.5 days training / 0.5 day assessment

Blended Learning: Online at own pace / 0.5 day assessment


  • Qualification in a technical subject or trade credentials
  • Minimum 3 yars Ex installation experience

IECEx Module 001 must be attained before this IECEx module can be awarded

Certification issued:Successful candidates will be awarded IECEx Certificate of Personnel Competence 003/006 by our approved IECEx Certification Body.

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