In summary

Enterprises with hazardous areas are by law obligated to ensure sufficient explosion protection. For companies in the European Union with hazardous areas this means they need to comply with the ATEX 137 legislation. All staff and other attendees working in or nearby hazardous areas must, at all times, be aware of the risks and specific regulations that apply to these areas. ATEX-EX 000 EX Awareness is a short e-Learning training course on how to understand the nature of hazardous areas, the limitations on devices that may be taken into a hazardous area and the current Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) responsibilities and procedures related to hazardous areas. The course is completely online and very flexible. You can start whenever you want and choose your own pace.

  • Al ruim 40 jaar ervaring
  • Locaties door heel Nederland
  • Prakijk is echt praktijk
  • Start binnenkort. Check de startmoment

About this course

Target group

You work for or at a company with or related to explosion hazardous areas, but you are not exposed to this hazard on a daily basis. Yet you are obligated to be aware of risks, current legislation and other regulations related to explosion safety. This e-Learning training program is best suitable for managers, teamleaders and professionals working in Staff departments, but also professionals such as painters and welders.

Goal and structure

You follow this online training course anytime and anywhere you would like. This way you are in full-control of your agenda and study pace. After this training course you have a basic understanding of the nature of explosive hazards and hazardous areas. Furthermore, you have gained a basic understanding of OHS responsibilities and procedures. You are now ready for an optional exam that gives you, when passed, the best possible evidence of competence in regard to national Labour legislation and international IECEx 05 criteria. Our Ex-training courses comprise all relevant national, European (ATEX) and international (IEC) standards and legislation. We are the largest and most experienced educator on the level of IECEx 05 and may look back to over 40 years of experience.

Preliminary training

There are no prerequisites for this training course.


After the training you receive the certificate of participation ‘ATEX-EX 000 EX Awareness’. You may decide to register for an exam. When you have passed this exam, you will receive the recognized certificate ‘ATEX-EX 000 EX Awareness’.  If you wish to work abroad, then a personal IECEx 05 certificate enables you to demonstrate throughout the world that you possess the necessary knowledge and skills. The businesses that you want to work for must have accepted this certification scheme. Applications for a personal certificate can be made to PBNA Certification. Your application must include the appropriate attest and an evidence file (documents in which your employer has recorded your professional experience).

Content of the course

The following issues will be discussed:

The nature of explosive hazards and hazardous areas:

  • Flammable materials and ignition sources
  • Hazardous areas, zones and marking
  • The basic understanding of explosion protection is achieved

Occupational health and safety responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities of persons entering hazardous areas
  • The roles of the parties involved in the safety of hazardous areas


Al onze cursussen kunnen we ook incompany binnen uw organisatie uitvoeren. Op een tijd en locatie die u het beste uitkomt.

Locations throughout the Netherlands

NCOI Techniek & Veiligheid is in heel Nederland actief en biedt cursussen aan op 22 plaatsen.


Veel programma’s van NCOI Techniek & Veiligheid bieden we ook aan in e-Learning. Zo kunt u het programma volgen waar en wanneer u maar wilt.

Over NCOI Techniek & Veiligheid

NCOI Techniek & Veiligheid is de grootste opleider van technisch werkend Nederland. Met een compleet aanbod aan opleidingen en cursussen binnen Techniek en Veiligheid. Dit aanbod bestaat uit erkende praktijkgerichte opleidingen en cursussen over de volle breedte, waaronder VCA, ATEX, SOG, NEN, MVK en HVK. Daarnaast kunt u erkende MBO- en HBO-opleidingen volgen bij NCOI Techniek & Veiligheid. Allemaal gericht op de praktijk en gegeven door de beste docenten.

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