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Further Information - ATEX / PED Training


Who is the course for?

This ATEX / PED Training course is aimed at individuals working in the UK oil and gas industry who work with or near mechanical or electrical equipment in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Is previous experience required?

You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course and it is assumed that you are competent in your designated role.

How will the course benefit me?

The ATEX Directives aim to ensure that equipment can be used safely, without posing a threat to workers, the asset or equipment. This course will give you an overview of the ATEX directives and what must be done to be in compliance.

The course also covers the PED Directive and the roles and responsibilities needed to ensure conformance with the directive.

How will the course benefit my company?

By ensuring you are fully aware of the ATEX and PED directives, you can help your company to achieve compliance with the directives and the associated legislation.

What standards are referenced in the course?

This course is written in reference to the following pieces of UK and EU legislation:

• European Directive 2014/34/EU, ATEX114

• European Directive 99/92/EC, ATEX 137 (ATEX Workplace Directive)

• Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2001 (ESPR)

• Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR)

• Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

• European Directive 2014/68/EU (Pressure Equipment Directive)

• Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER) 2002

Is there an assessment?

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 80%.

Learning Objectives

• Provides an understanding of the aims of the ATEX Directives

• Provides an understanding of the legislation that applies the directives

• Identifies responsibilities under the regulations

• Provides examples of enforcement of the legislation

• Identifies the workplace directive and the relevant regulations

• Provides examples of the workplace

• Identifies the aims and objectives of the workplace regulations

• Provides an understanding of the classification of groups

• Identifies the level of protection each Equipment Category offers

• Gives examples of equipment requirements

• Provides an understanding of the EU Declaration of Conformance

• Identifies employers responsibilities under the regulations

• Identifies the need for harmonisation of standards

• Provides an understanding of the aims of the ATEX Directives

• Provides an understanding of the aims of the Pressure Equipment Directive

• Identifies the scope of the PED Directive

• Gives examples of product categorization under the directive

• Identifies the roles and responsibilities

• Provides an understanding of how conformance to the directive is achieved.

• Provides an understanding of the aims of the Pressure Equipment Directive


Exam in the eLearning Course

System Requirements

  • Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection
  • System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above
  • Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari
  • Minimum browser size – none
  • Audio – requires device speaker or headphones