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Presented by Martin Killeen, John Allen & Bjørn Mjåtveit -

Ex Full Training

The purpose of this Training is to ensure that all personnel repairing and overhauling Explosive Atmosphere Equipment are competent. It is a requirement for an Authorised Person to take responsibility for repair processes on Explosive Atmosphere Equipment and a requirement of Demonstrated Competencies. EASAs Ex training includes, in addition to the requirements of IEC 60079-19, the specific requirements for maintaining the efficiency of motors during overhaul and repair detailed in the Good Practice guidance in the EASA’s rewind study on Effect of Repair/Rewinding on Motors Efficiency as is now required by IEC 60079-19.

Training is to the requirements of IEC 60079-19 Explosive Atmospheres Part 19 Equipment repair, overhaul and reclamation and IECEx OD 504 to a syllabus developed and owned by EASA. Training is provided by a specialist training organisation under contract to EASA.

The scheme is defined in this document ‘Training and Assessment Scheme for the repair and overhaul of explosive atmosphere equipment to IEC 60079-19 for Operatives and Responsible Persons - Scheme Rules’. If you need more details, contact

Applicants for training and assessment are required to have had not less than three years, relevant experience (e.g. in non Ex work). The scheme is applicable to operators, craftsmen, technicians, engineers and senior management.

Three grades are recognized:

  • Operator (overhaul and repair with supervision)
  • Operator (overhaul and repair)
  • Responsible Person

All applicants are assessed by EASA, normally at the training centre, through written examination and practical assessment. Candidates applying for Responsible Person Certification have a more demanding experience requirements and must achieving a higher pass mark in the basic scheme examination.

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Course trainer - Martin Killeen, John Allen & Bjørn Mjåtveit

Martin Killeen
Martin has spent part of his career as a design engineer involved in designing turbo-alternators and traction electrical machine equipment both DC and AC. He also spent four years working in the water industry as an electrical/mechanical project engineer covering water reclamation and water treatment new projects. For 30 years he was senior lecturer in Electrical Engineering and than Head of Department for Advanced Manufacturing and Creative industries. He was a trainer for our industry during that period and has over 25 years’ experience with general electrical machines training and specifically Ex motor repair.

John Allen
John started his working life in manufacturing designing DC in 1970 then AC rotating machines. In 1989 he was Regional Director for 5 repair facilities. In 1994 he became Technical Director for BERL then from 1998 for Dowding & Mills. He has served on EASA9 Committees as Secretary Treasurer, and Chairman and as a member of EASA Technical Services Committee in St Louis. Since 1994 he has represented EASA on BS & IEC TC 31 standards committees and from 2003 at IEC Ex . Currently he is a Consultant in large rotating electrical machine failures and a trainer for repair services.

Bjørn Mjåtveit
Bjørn is an independent consultant in the rotating industry with a background from Norway's largest repair shop. He is certified according to IECEx CoPC 001, 003, 004, 006, 007 and 007. He is an active committee member in EASA acting as Vice-President Region 9, Chairman in Technical & Educational committee Region 9, Remote Condition Monitoring committee Region 9, member Technical Educational committee EASA and member Ad Hoc Committee on Emerging Technologies EASA.

Training - 07/06/2023 until 09/06/2023


£1580 GBP (EASA Members)
£1700 GBP (Non-members)


Onsite, UK


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