Wednesday, June 21, 2017

CompEx Competency Validation.

Martin Jones* of JT Limited is to discuss the development of competency after the Piper Alpha Disaster in 1988 at a technical meeting of the Ireland Section of the International Society of Automation (ISA). The meeting is scheduled for Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork Wednesday 12th July 2017, 19:30pm.

Piper Alpha, North Sea 1988
He will examine how major users assisted the development moving on to the methodology of validating core competency and why it is important for employers to maintain a safe workplace to protect staff, contracting staff and the capital asset. The importance of utilising an accredited scheme will be stressed to ensure variability is reduced to a minimum as well as an overview of where the CompEx Scheme currently addresses competency and its strategy moving forward.

Peadar Walsh (Jones Engineering Group) will also be in attendance. Jones along with their partners ExVeritas operate the first and only CompEx certified training center in Ireland.

Pre-registration on the section website would be helpful (not necessary to attend) as it would give an indication of how many to expect on the night.

*About Presenter and Company
Martin Jones is the CompEx Operations Manager of the Internationally Accredited CompEx Scheme which validates core competency for Responsible Persons, Application Design Engineers and Operative/Technicians who work in explosive atmospheres. Martin has worked in heavy industry most of his working life, 20 years in British Coal Corporation from a Craft/Student Apprentice to Electrical Engineer, then General Manager / Production Director at Europe’s largest board panel producer.

Studying an MBA whilst working at Marlin Industries, he left to take up an Operations Directorship with NWP in Commercial Electrical and Mechanical Contracting which led to his current role. He joined JTL, the UK’s largest work based learning provider and the CompEx Certification Body in 2006 and took up the CompEx Scheme responsibilities in 2007 where he has grown the CompEx Scheme from 11 center’s to 56 center’s worldwide and in 2010 achieved ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation for the scheme with the British Accreditation Service UKAS.

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