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Reducing fire and explosion risk

10 December 2010

Industrial explosions in modern society are unfortunately becoming common place. When analysed, contributing factors invariably involve a human element or error. Poor decision making during facility design, construction or site operations can stem from a lack of understanding of explosion principles, prevention and protection concepts which provide the foundations of Personnel Competency in this area.

Hazardous area training - Reducing fire and explosion risk
Hazardous area training - Reducing fire and explosion risk

Ex-Solutions Consulting, a specialist hazardous area training and consulting company that is part of the Pyroban Group, has announced a range of 2011 training courses throughout the UK, to support the competency of personnel working in hazardous areas.

From beginner one day courses to more advanced three day courses, the Ex-Solutions Consulting training focuses on the principles of explosion prevention and protection with the primary aim of improving the knowledge and competency of personnel. The training is for businesses that require their people & assets to operate safely in potentially explosive atmospheres.

“It is crucial for personnel designing, managing or working in potentially explosive and hazardous atmospheres to understand the associated risks and various factors that can cause, or increase the likelihood of, an explosion” Ian Harrison of Ex-Solutions explains.
‘Introduction to Hazardous Areas, ATEX and DSEAR’ is a one day course suitable for anyone (from Managers through to Technicians and Operators), who needs to raise their awareness of working and managing safely in potentially explosive atmospheres.

The Ex-Solutions two day course is an intermediate level course called ‘Hazardous Areas, ATEX and DSEAR’. It is suitable for Health and Safety Managers and Practitioners, Engineers, Team Leaders, Policy, Project and Contract Managers, who require a broad understanding of managing safely in hazardous areas.

For Managers, Practitioners and Engineers requiring the necessary training to undertake Hazardous Area Risk Assessment and Area Classifications and ensure compliance with the requirements of ATEX and DSEAR, Ex-Solutions offers ‘Risk Assessment and Area Classification’ as a three day course.

All Ex-Solutions training courses cover DSEAR and ATEX legislation and a Certificate of Achievement is issued upon successful completion of the course and Post Course Assessment. The varied syllabus includes DSEAR and ATEX, an understanding of the properties of flammable materials and EX terminology, risk assessment, area classification, equipment protection concepts, installation, inspection and maintenance methodology.

The training courses are held in the Midlands, the South Coast and in Scotland. Also, if a business requires, Ex-Solutions can deliver tailored training courses onsite at customers’ premises, or at any suitable and convenient venue.

The Ex-Solutions 2011 training schedule begins with one and two day courses from 11 January and the three day course from 8-10 February. Further dates for the one and two day courses are in March, June and September and there will be three day courses available in April, July and October.

Ex-Solutions Consulting is a Pyroban Group company offering consulting and training services to help companies solve particular explosion protection problems. Pyroban specialises in explosion protection in the materials handling and oil and gas sectors

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