FORTH Valley College recently launched a new purpose-built training and assessing CompEx facility at their Falkirk Campus in the Central Scotland Belt.
The facility includes two state-of-the-art workrooms with electrical booths to accommodate 16 clients, a purpose-built control room, demonstration areas and a fully-equipped classroom.
It will offer industry-standard learning environments and boost Forth Valley College’s reputation as a leading training provider in the fields of electrical safety and hazardous areas.
Says a spokesperson: “Forth Valley College is currently the only UK Approved Licensed CompEx Centre in Central Scotland.
“CompEx is the global solution for validating core competency of employees and contract staff of major users in the gas, oil and chemical sectors, both with offshore and onshore activities. The internationally-recognised certificated scheme is designed and developed by industry for industry.”
Courses currently available at Forth Valley College are CompEx 01-04 and CompEx Refresher for operatives working in Hazardous Areas (Gases and Vapours) and CompEx 05-06 for operatives working in Hazardous Areas (Combustible Dusts).
These courses are suitable for electrotechnical and mechanical craftspersons that need to develop and demonstrate their competency in the selection, installation, inspection and maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment in potentially explosive atmospheres.
The college also delivers the best possible range of accredited electrical courses, which are based upon the IEC Standards, primarily IEC 60079: Parts 10; 14 & 17.
Colette Filippi, associate principal for Business Development at Forth Valley College, said: “Our new facility is already proving a huge success with our clients; offering impressive learning environments and all the latest technology.
“Another huge benefit is that clients in the Central Belt don’t need to travel far to access the qualifications and training required to work in the oil and gas industry – we offer an ideal location with excellent transport links.”
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