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Ian Harrison of Ex-Solutions Awarded IECEx Certificate of Competence

01 November 2010

The International IECEx Certificate of Personnel Competence, for personnel working in hazardous areas, has been awarded to Ian Harrison of hazardous area training and consulting company, Ex-Solutions Consulting.

Process Safety Systems Specialist, Ian Harrison of Ex-Solutions Consulting, was among the first three people to sign up with Baseefa Ltd to achieve the IECEx Certificate of Personnel Competence (

Ex-Solutions Consulting, part of the Pyroban Group, specialises in hazardous area training, consultancy and the conversion of equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.  Ian Harrison was keen to demonstrate his experience and knowledge with the internationally recognised competency qualification, and become the world’s first to be recognised for Area Classification of gas vapours and combustible dusts atmospheres without limitation.

“When operating in the global marketplace, it is essential for competency in hazardous areas to be independently verified by a professional body”, says Ian Harrison who achieved competence in 2 units. 

Ian Harrison has extensive experience in the management of risks in potentially explosive atmospheres and in helping companies meet their legal requirements under DSEAR/ATEX*.   Ian has an MSc in Health and Safety Management, is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner.  He is also significantly experienced in assessing risk, classifying areas and inspecting, designing and verifying installations for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. 

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