Procuring electrical testing in potentially explosive work environments - what you need to know

Tags: Facilities,
Date: Fri 24 Jun 2016

For most FM and estates managers, deciding on which contractor to carry out their electrical testing can be tricky

For most facilities and estates managers, deciding on which contractor to carry out their electrical testing can be a tricky choice.

There are large contractors, small contractors, local firms and agencies.

But for facilities managers working in potentially explosive or hazardous environments there is a whole new battle to contend with.

In order to comply with health and safety regulations, electrical engineers working in potentially explosive environments must be CompEx qualified.

Intersafe has an entire division of engineers who are CompEx qualified, meaning they can provide electrical testing services in anywhere from petrol stations and woodworking machine plants to offshore petrochemical plants and paint spraying facilities.

Managing Director of Intersafe, Adrian Pendle, said: "It's vital for facilities managers working in these types of environments to know that the electrical testing professionals coming onto their premises are CompEx qualified. At Intersafe we invest a substantial amount of money ensuring that, not just one, but several members of our staff have this accreditation.

"It's important that we're able to offer our clients a team of highly qualified and expert engineers to carry out their PAT testing, periodic inspection and thermal imaging testing - whatever environment they work in."

CompEx competency is certificated only to individuals who:

  • Meet the necessary entry criteria for the CompEx modules
  • Pass the underpinning knowledge theory examinations
  • Pass the competency validation test in the form of a practical assessment.

If you work in a potentially explosive environment and require electrical testing of any kind - from PAT and periodic to thermal imaging - call Intersafe on 01329 222370.