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Sira- leading the way in IECEx competence of personnel scheme

17 November 2009

Sira has become the first certification body to undergo assessment to be approved under the IECEx Scheme for certification of personnel competence. The IECEx Certification of Personnel Competencies Scheme is the world’s first international scheme for the certification of personnel associated with equipment, installations and servicing used by Ex industries. Read More

Sira- leading the way in IECEx competence of personnel scheme
Sira- leading the way in IECEx competence of personnel scheme

The scheme, currently under final approval from the IECEx Management Committee, will include 10 ‘Competence Units’ that will be used to establish an individual’s level of competence when working in Ex industries.

Mike Shearman, Managing Director of Sira, commented: "This is an exciting venture for Sira. We already offer the Sira ‘Competence Professional Scheme’. We are the only operator of UKAS accredited personnel certification schemes for individuals working in hazardous areas, which has seen growing interest from many Ex sectors. The IECEx personnel certified persons scheme will allow Sira to offer a truly global competence service for those working in Ex industries, complemented with a range of Sira training courses which will help individuals to declare competence under this pioneering scheme.

"Being the first certification body to apply for this scheme sends our clients an important message; that Sira is committed to safety compliance in all aspects of the Ex business - products, plant and personnel."

If you would like more information about the IECEx personnel certified persons scheme, and Sira's involvement it in, please contact Sira on Tel: +44 (0) 1244 670 900 or email and more information and regular updates will be sent.

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