Hazardous Area Awareness Competency

Training Course

Training Course

Understanding the risks, hazards, implementations and requirements of Hazardous Areas and Potentially explosive atmospheres. The course covers subjects like ATEX, DSEAR and general hazardous locations theory, and also adds information on international standards and schemes such as IECEx and UKEX. Our course also covers all of the latest updates and new Standards.

TÜV SÜD additionally offers the opportunity to deliver this training as a dedicated in-house course, delivered solely to your organisation to meet your needs and requirements. To receive a quote and find out more information, please contact us at [email protected]

Course Benefits

This course is delivered by one of TÜV SÜD's leading industry experts who have unrivalled knowledge from their decades of experience. TÜV SÜD's small class sizes enhance the trainer-delegate relationship to ensure our delegates leave with confidence in the knowledge they have acquired throughout the training course and include a globally recognised TÜV SÜD certificate upon completion. All of our physical classrooms come with refreshments and lunch as standard.

Who Will Benefit?

The course contains no practical skills training or practical assessment and is therefore more suited to anyone involved in Hazardous Area work that does not actually conduct installation or inspection of electrical equipment.

Learning Objectives

Learn: The fundamentals behind why the regulations and directives are set in place

Understand: The risks involved within hazardous areas and how they are to be best mitigated to improve safety of Personnel, Site and Equipment.

Interpret: The EU and UK Government Stipulated Designated Safety Standards that are in place to which all equipment must be certified, installed and inspected against,

Apply: How to apply the identified Directives and standards to design of installations appropriately within the real world.

Course Agenda

  • Directives and regulations including ATEX & DSEAR
  • Hazardous areas overview
  • Ignition sources of gas and dust
  • Introduction to Area classification
  • Categories, EPLs & Marking
  • Equipment for use in hazardous areas
  • Types of protection, electrical and non-electrical
  • Repairs & Modifications
  • Updates and Standards Changes


Upon completion, you will receive your globally recognised TÜV SÜD certificate on Hazardous Area Awareness Competency Including ATEX and DSEAR.

Learning Assessments

Theoretical test/quiz.


No prior knowledge of hazardous areas is required for full participation in this unit.


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Payment options depend on delivery method of the course:

  • E-learning courses - select credit card payment on checkout.
  • Instructor-led/public courses - currently payable by invoice only.

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