Congratulations to our electrical engineer Harley Flood, who has recently completed his CompEx qualification. Harley joins Lewis Mason, who qualified in October 2020, and the rest of our team of technical engineers who operate within the specialised ATEX and explosive atmospheres industry.
What is a CompEx accreditation?
CompEx is the recognised global scheme for the protection of oil, gas, chemical and pharmaceutical workers in both offshore and onshore activities. As the only certifying body that offers UKAS accredited certification for people who work in explosive atmospheres, being CompEx certified sanctions the expertise of those providing ATEX services – something which Woodward Group now provides.
ATEX governs how equipment and workplaces in explosive environments must be managed. Dust, gases or vapours can be found in the air of many workplaces. Should these materials ignite, it could cause an explosion, which may result in serious injury to workers. ATEX aims to eliminate the risk of this happening.
Having CompEx accreditation has allowed Woodward Group to extend our ATEX service offering to new and existing customers. We now deliver ATEX design, installation, commission and servicing, with the CompEx accreditation providing our customers with further peace of mind that their sites are safe in our hands.
With this new accreditation under our belts, Woodward Group has already undertaken ATEX projects for two national companies. Both customers have subsequently confirmed the go-ahead of additional ATEX work in the future. We’re thrilled to have been able to extend our expertise in this highly specialist area, and it’s fantastic to already be receiving positive feedback from customers.
Many companies do not possess the necessary in-house expertise to ensure hazardous area electrical design, installation and inspections adhere to the ATEX Directives. That’s where we come in. Our team of ATEX specialists is experienced in carrying out ATEX electrical, fire and security installations. To find out more, please get in touch.