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Authorised Person: Hazardous Areas MOD training course

Course code: AP19  |  View the training area

Course overview

A 3 day training course for engineers and technicians who have responsibility for selection, operation or maintenance of electrical equipment/systems in hazardous areas. Learners should have technical knowledge and experience of hazardous areas systems/equipment and have attended an approved MOD Authorised Person Electrical course. Learners attending this course, who are to be appointed under MOD Safety Rules, should be in possession of a completed and countersigned log book at the beginning of the course.

Authorised Person: Hazardous Areas MOD

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Benefits of attending for the learner

  • Understanding and compliance with legislation.
  • Better communication with colleagues. Coaching from highly experienced trainers and the opportunity to meet and interact with other AP's and AE's.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • Compliance with legislation.
  • An independent recommendation of suitability as an Authorised Person.
  • Better documentation, communication and enforcement of safe working procedures.

What you will learn

  • Requirements of statutory regulation/legislation. BS and Cenelec (European) Standards and codes of practice.
  • The classification of areas and the choice of equipment for use in the presence of flammable atmospheres.
  • Certification of equipment/methods of protection including: intrinsic safety, flameproof, increased safety, gas groups and temperature classifications.
  • ATEX Classifications and markings.
  • Application and use of MOD Safe System of Work (JSP 375 Vol. 3) to meet statutory and mandatory requirements.

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • The output from this course is a recommendation to support an Authorising Engineer's decision when considering the appointment of Authorised Person's.
  • This course incorporates assessment and certification under the City and Guilds Frontline Skills Framework Utilities 5831 scheme unit 905.

How is this training delivered?

  • Learners complete practical exercises that involve the management, application and control of documentation.
  • Learners are continually assessed, both in written and practical exercises, and there are opportunities to work with a wide range of equipment that will support their knowledge in the field.
  • This course can be intense, it includes evening work, both the reading of course materials and completion of projects.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Learners can bring with them any materials used by their own employer, copies of risk assessments or management systems so that they can see how their materials fit in to the context of the training.
  • Learners should bring safety boots and safety glasses, and waterproof clothing for outdoor practical exercises.

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