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EEMUA CompEx certification body receives ISO 17024 UKAS accreditation

18 November 2010

JTL, the company which operates EEMUA’s CompEx scheme, has been accredited by the UK Accreditation Service as a UKAS accredited Certificated Body No 0270, in accordance with the international standard ISO/IEC 17024 (2003) - Conformity assessment – General Requirements for bodies operating certification of persons.

“Since it was introduced in the 1990s, CompEx has grown into a popular and well respected international certification scheme, recognising core competency for electrical safe working in potentially hazardous flammable or explosive atmospheres, and now completed by more than 25,000 candidates,” commented EEMUA executive director, Clive Tayler. “The achievement of ISO 17024 should see a further boost to the already high credibility and popularity of the CompEx scheme; and we see further expansion of the scheme both in Europe and more widely, with this development and with the new ‘Mechanical’ CompEx module soon to be launched. JTL is to be congratulated on its achievement.”

Denis Hird, Chief Executive Officer of JTL, said: “We are so pleased that this recognition has been achieved to reflect the high standards to which JTL works and how we hope that it will contribute to the further development, recognition and expansion of the important CompEx scheme both within the UK and internationally.” Martin Jones, CompEx Scheme Manager, adds: “This accreditation can only strengthen the CompEx Scheme as the Competency Scheme of choice for all offshore and onshore operators, employers and employees who are working in potentially hazardous atmospheres.”

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