Date: 22nd & 23rd February 2022

Location: Dublin

Cost: €1,650

This is a two-day course intended to provide candidates with an understanding of the requirements associated with working in explosive atmospheres formed by dusts, gases, vapours & mists. It covers in detail specific requirements for equipment installation and maintenance of electrical installations in explosive atmospheres.

The course covers detailed elements of the installation requirements from a practical viewpoint. Practical demonstrations of installation practices for equipment installed in dusts, gases, vapours & mists environments will be carried out in accordance with the latest edition of EN 60079-14 with regard to the installation of both electrical and intrinsically safe installations in explosive atmospheres. This includes but is not limited to electrical protection concepts, selection of equipment, cabling, cable glands and certification.

Course Curriculum

  • ATEX Regulations Overview Health & Safety.
    • Explosion protection Document.
    • EN 60079-10-1 Classification of Areas: Explosive Gas Atmospheres.
    • EN 60079-10-2 Classification of Areas: Explosive Dust Atmospheres.
    • Hazardous Area Classification drawings.
  • Explosive Atmospheres Overview.
    • Principles of Explosion Protection.
    • Hazardous Area Classification Risk Assessment.
    • Zone / Category relationship.
    • Gas / Dust group & sub-groups.
    • Maximum permissible surface temperature / Temperature Class.
  • ATEX Regulations Overview Equipment.
    • ATEX Asset Register.
    • ATEX Verification Dossier.
    • Inspection & Maintenance.
  • General principles of types of protection and marking.
  • Overview of the aspects of equipment design which affect the protection concept.
  • Importance of permit to work systems and safe isolation in relation to explosion protection.
  • Technical methodologies to be employed in the inspection and maintenance of equipment.
  • Participants will be instructed on correct cable gland selection, installation, and Inspection as well as correct termination techniques for different types of protection concepts.
  • Common faults on installations.
  • Overview of the repair and reclamation requirements of IEC 60079-19.


Target Participants

This course would be suitable for practicing electrical or instrument technicians who are involved in installing, inspecting, and maintaining certified Ex electrical equipment in locations where Dust, Gases & Vapours can potentially create a hazardous area.

Typical job roles include:

  • Practicing competent electrical technicians
  • Practicing competent instrument technicians
  • Electrical/instrument engineers with previous practical experience


Cohort Size

There is a maximum group size of 4 – 5 delegates, due to the practical nature of day 2. This will ensure that each delegate receives adequate guidance on the practical installation and maintenance elements.



Participants will complete theoretical assessment (MCQ). Participants are required to achieve 60% to pass the course. Participants will also carry out glanding and terminating installation work which will be assessed by the trainer.



  • A Certificate of Completion is awarded at the end of the course.
  • Refresher training is recommended every 3 years.


Trainer Profile

The trainer has worked extensively in the hazardous area / explosive atmosphere sector. During his career he has worked as an installer, inspector, auditor and trainer. An experienced Hazardous area electrical Inspector with a demonstrated history of working as both as an inspector and trainer in many industries including the oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical, Food and beverage and the water treatment sectors both here at home in Ireland and overseas.


For further information and to book, please email or call (087) 6826171.