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ATEX training courses

Train your employees working in an ATEX zone

Regulated by two European directives and required by the Labor Code, the training is intended for personnel, internal or external to the company, working or evolving in ATEX (Explosive Atmosphere) zone.

 

Our ATEX training courses can be carried out in the Calvados department (Caen, Lisieux, Le Havre) as well as everywhere in France and internationally.

Raise awareness of the risks of explosion!
Duration:
Around 14 hours - from 6 to 8 sessions
Concerned public :
Employees working in ATEX zones without authorization to work on the equipment
Goals:
  • Be able to intervene in safety in an ATEX zone
  • Be able to identify and recognize the different markings authorized in the ATEX zone
Program:
Regulatory context:
  • Civil and criminal liability of the employee: "offence of manslaughter"
  • New Penal Code
What is an ATEX?
  • ATEX training and explosions videos in surface and offshore oil and gas environments
  • Definition of an explosive atmosphere and explosive atmosphere
  • Mechanisms of the formation of an explosive atmosphere
  • Flammable substances from FMC Technologies customer sites (Gases, Flammable Liquids and Pulverulants)
  • Classification of equipment into groups and categories of equipment, Levels of protection of work equipment: EPL Gas and Dust (Directive 2014/34 / EU - the decree of July 1, 2015)
  • Gas and Dust temperature classes (standards)
  • When can we be in the presence of an ATEX?
  • General presentation of ignition sources of mechanical and electrical origin
  • Static electricity
  • What are the most dangerous flammable substances?
  • Means of initiation and propagation

How to avoid the explosion of an ATEX?
  • Gestures, practices and attitudes to adopt and avoid in an ATEX zone: safety instructions
  • Products and materials prohibited and authorized in the ATEX zone
 
ATEX intervention rules according to the type of zone
  • Reminder on the classification of ATEX zones (examples related to the company's activity)
  • Presentation of the ATEX pictogram
  • Safety instructions specific to your businesses
  • The principle of information and communication with those accompanying them
 
Convenient
  • Restitution by an on-site visit (With the agreement of the HSE manager)
  • Identification of ATEX zones and / or equipment
Educational approach:
Theoretical presentations illustrated by practical cases from the trainer's field experience, photos and videos of demonstration of an ATEX training (real cases). Practical exercises of development on the risk units of the company.
Validation of training:
MCQ validated by an ATEX Level 0 training certificate, subject to having obtained 50% correct answers. Period of validity of the certificate for 3 years.
Validity:
3 years
Speaker:
ATEX auditor and trainer in civil, military and industrial security since 1989 - List A (ATEX expertise) since September 2003 with inspection institutions - ATEX lecturer at the CNFPT since 2009. Qualified ATEX technical expert NF EN ISO / CEI 17065 (Directive 2014 / 34 / EU).

1. ATEX training level 0 - awareness

 
Executives!
Reqirements:
completing the ATEX level 0 awareness
Duration:
around 14 hours - from 6 to 8 sessions
Concerned public:
Execution managers, employees in charge of maintenance on electrical and/or mechanical equipment generating an ATEX or installed in ATEX zones
Goals:
  • Know the rules of the art for working on ATEX equipment or equipment installed in an ATEX zone
  • Assimilate the different modes of protection of equipment installed in ATEX Gas and Dust zones
  • Intervene in an ATEX zone in complete safety
Program:
Employees working on ATEX equipment or installed in ATEX zones.
 
Review of the environment and access to an ATEX zone on an off-shore oil site, subsea, surface
  • When can we be in the presence of an ATEX?
  • How can an ATEX explode?
  • ATEX intervention rules
The European ATEX directive 2014/34 / EU: regulatory concepts
  • Scope of the Directive
  • New sources of ignition since April 20, 2016
  • What are the essential safety requirements?
  • ATEX regulatory marking
 
Directive 99/92 / EC and its French implementing decrees
  • Coordination duty
  • Minimum safety requirements
  • Organizational measures
  • Explosion protection measures
  • Special provisions for work equipment
 
Standard electrical and mechanical protection modes
 
The use of equipment
  • Intervention on electrical equipment in the presence of voltage
  • Intervention on non-powered electrical equipment
Educational approach:
Theoretical presentations illustrated by practical cases from the trainer's field experience, photos and videos of demonstration of an ATEX training (real cases). Practical exercises of development on the risk units of the company.
Validation of training:
MCQ validated by an ATEX Level 1 training certificate, subject to having obtained 70% correct answers. Period of validity of the certificate for 3 years.
Speaker:
ATEX auditor and trainer in civil, military and industrial security since 1989 - List A (ATEX expertise) since September 2003 with inspection institutions - ATEX lecturer at the CNFPT since 2009. Qualified ATEX technical expert NF EN ISO / CEI 17065 (Directive 2014 / 34 / EU).

2. ATEX training level 1 Awareness of explosion risks - Executives

 
Intervene in an ATEX zone in complete safety!
Requirements:
completing the ATEX level 1 training
Duration:
28 hours
Concerned public:
Execution managers, employees in charge of maintenance on electrical and/or mechanical equipment generating an ATEX or installed in ATEX zones
Goals:
  • Meet a regulatory obligation
  • Comply with the directives of the ATEX regulations
  • Train technicians on site
  • Acquire the skills to intervene in an ATEX zone
Program:
Alternation of theoretical sequences with field applications:
  • General information on explosion risk areas
  • The regulatory context
  • Classification of zones
  • Means of prevention and protection
  • The procedures for carrying out repairs and carrying out maintenance operations in the ATEX zone
Educational approach:
Theoretical presentations illustrated by practical cases from the trainer's field experience, photos and videos of demonstration of an ATEX training (real cases). Practical exercises of development on the risk units of the company.
Validation of training:
MCQ validated by an ATEX Level 2 training certificate, subject to having obtained 70% correct answers. Period of validity of the certificate for 3 years.
Speaker:
ATEX auditor and trainer in civil, military and industrial security since 1989 - List A (ATEX expertise) since September 2003 with inspection institutions - ATEX lecturer at the CNFPT since 2009. Qualified ATEX technical expert NF EN ISO / CEI 17065 (Directive 2014 / 34 / EU).

3. ATEX training level 2 - Working in an ATEX zone in complete safety

 
Make your document relating to explosion protection!
Duration:
3 days
Concerned public :
  • HSE manager
  • CEOs
Goals:
  • Bring site facilities into compliance with current labour regulations and ATEX EN ISO standards
  • Classify the site's ATEX zones
  • Write the document for protection against explosion risks following the regulations in force
  • Set up an explosion risk prevention action plan relevant to the business context
Program:
Theory:
  • Carry out the classification of ATEX zones
  • Reminder on the classification of ATEX zones
  • The different classification methods for ATEX zones
  • Identify dangerous phenomena
  • Write the document for protection against explosion risks
  • The approach to choose
  • The different drafting steps to follow
  • The action plan to preserve the health and safety of employees
Educational support :
  • DRPCE fully drafted the regulations in force asunder

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4. Training in writing the DRPCE

 

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