SERC Launch new range of CompEx Certification courses 

Guests from industry, government and education gathered recently at SERC Lisburn Campus as the college launched its new range of CompEx Certification Limited courses on workplace safety in hazardous areas.

SERC is the first and only centre within Northern Ireland to provide CompEx industry-accredited training for those working in hazardous environments.  CompEx training is for people employed in a range of industrial sectors, including oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food manufacturing and utilities. These qualifications are vital in improving workplace safety.  

SERC has been officially named a satellite centre of Forth Valley College (FVC), a leading provider of CompEx training in Central Scotland. Thanks to the support of colleagues at FVC, SERC has been able to achieve accreditation to deliver three CompEx courses: Foundation (ExF), Application Design Engineer (Ex12) and Responsible Person (Ex14). On completing these initial levels at SERC, students can progress to higher qualifications at FVC, using their state-of-the-art workshops.  

“I am delighted to officially launch this range of courses as SERC becomes the first CompEx approved training centre in Northern Ireland. This development continues the College’s commitment to increasing the skill level in NI industry. It’s important to add that it is possible now to offer these crucial skills in Northern Ireland due to the support of Forth Valley College, and this is the latest initiative in the strong and collaborative relationship between the two colleges which has been building over more than five years.” Elaine Flynn, Commercial Contracts Manager. 

Connected supported the development of the collaboration and sponsored the launch event.    

We're pleased to welcome SERC, a great addition to our Approved Training Provider network across the world. Hazardous areas occur in many industries and a competent, well-trained workforce is an essential part of mitigating the potential for explosion.” 

Huw Bement, Managing Director of CompEx