The challenges of Covid-19 are affecting every business and where possible, some aspects have been transferred to an online setting. Professional training remains as important as ever and the AEMT has developed online courses that enable delegates to complete training on Ex-rated equipment to acquire or renew certification.
All staff involved in the repair, overhaul or reclamation of Ex equipment such as motors, pumps or gearboxes should be properly trained for these tasks and periodically, this training needs to be refreshed. Of course, certain elements of this training will require hands-on practice and participants will be expected to successfully accomplish a practical test as well.
Depending on their role in the organisation, staff need to understand the correct procedures and practices for the repair of explosion protected equipment. This is essential to ensure the original certifications are maintained as well as compliance with legal and health and safety requirements.
To ensure continued professional development in these challenging times, the AEMT offers ATEX training courses, recognised by the IECEx, for managers and staff involved directly in the repair and maintenance of equipment used in zoned areas.