In line with our vision and values, Booth Welsh continually invests in our talented people to support our corporate strategy building capability through continuous training and development programs.

Recently, Booth Welsh had identified a need to bolster their experience and competence in Hazardous Area design, specification and application training for their Engineers. They took the bold initiative to invest in certified CompEx training for 17 off their Engineers and to host the training at their Head Office in Irvine, North Ayrshire. As part of their collaborative approach, Booth Welsh invited some of their local Client’s Engineers to attend the training.

The industry recognised 5-day course – CompEx Ex12 Module for Hazardous Area Application Design Engineers – was hosted within Booth Welsh’s Training facility in Irvine on two separate weeks during July and September this year. The course was delivered by ExVeritas – an ATEX Notified Body, IECEx Certification Body & Test Laboratory, and CompEx Training and Assessment Centre – on both weeks.

The Ex12 Module is an intensive 5-day course with 4x multi-choice exam papers, culminating in a 3-hour design paper on the final day. The course content covers the application design and selection of electrical & instrumentation equipment for use in explosive atmospheres, including ‘Ex’ protection concepts, selection of equipment, and Intrinsic Safety (I.S.) design. The course, its content, and accreditation are increasingly being recognised by their clients in industry as a measure of competence in this area.

Booth Welsh are delighted to confirm that all 17 of their Engineers and the client’s Engineers achieved a PASS with Ex12 accreditation. Well done to all!

We are also delighted to have receive part funding for this initiative from our partnership with Scottish Enterprise.This follows on from our previous investment in Functional Safety training where some of our engineers achieved Certified Functional Safety Professional (CFSP) and Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) accreditation with exida, focusing on IEC 61511, and a complete overview of the Functional Safety Lifecycle.