Ex for mechanical disciplines – petroleum industry

Learn to work safely in explosive areas. Course for mechanical personnel who carry out work in the petroleum industry.

Estimated duration
1h 45min


After completing the course, the participants must have acquired the necessary knowledge about safe behavior and work in potentially explosive areas, so that they are able to carry out their work (non-electrical work) in a safe manner in potentially explosive areas.

Target group

Staff (non-electrical workers) who will work with equipment and tools that can constitute an ignition source.

Subjects covered in the course

  • Explosion theory and sources of ignition
  • Regulations
  • Risk assessment and area classification
  • Choice of equipment
  • Types of protection with installation requirements
  • Planning and selection of equipment
  • Inspection and maintenance
  • Final exam

The course is based on EN ISO 80079-36, EN ISO 80079-37, EN 1127-1, EN IEC 60079-14, EN IEC 60079-17, ATEX directive.

In order for the participant to be considered sufficiently qualified to work independently with mechanical installations in potentially explosive areas, the person concerned must be able to document practical training in addition to this theoretical training. The practical training can, for example, be carried out in your own business.


The Norwegian Maritime Directorate, DSB and Offshore Norway refer to NFEA EX-KOMP:2021 guidelines for training personnel who carry out work in Ex areas. The ex-competence should be updated at least every 5 years.


Prior knowledge: Completed the e-learning course "Ex-safety and awareness-raising - the petroleum industry".

Technical information

System requirements

This course can be run on a computer, tablet and smart phone. For handheld devices we recommend a stable Wi-fi connection. Flash is not required for this course.

Recommended minimum connection speed is 1.5 Mbps. If you experience problems while running the course, we recommend using the Google Chrome browser.
Course manual

No, this course does not include a course manual.

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