Royal PBNA has been recognised as an IECEx 05 certification agency for the certification of persons working in hazardous areas since the beginning of 2019. As the first independently operating certification agency in the Netherlands, we are only concerned with examining candidates and certifying people. Our legislation requires that sufficient training is given to personnel working in hazardous areas.
Structure of the IECEx 05 examination system
The IECEx 05 examination system is modular. This means that you can take one or more exams depending on your position. The choice of these is often prescribed by your client or employer. The examination of unit EX001: Application of basic principles of safety in explosive atmospheres is the starting module for all other modules. Afterwards you make a further choice, depending on your function.
IECEx 05 attestation
After successfully completing a theory and/or practical exam, you will receive an attestation from PBNA. This is the proof that you have passed the unit concerned. The period of validity of an attestation is five years.
Which units you need to follow depends on your position and your work.
For each position you start with the unit EX001 and then follow one or more of the other units.
IECEx 05 Personal certificate
Personal Certificates or Certificate of Personal Competencies (CoPC), issued under the international IECEx 05 scheme, allow individuals to prove that they possess the knowledge and skills required to safely carry out certain types of work on explosion equipment and installations. With this CoPC you can demonstrate your knowledge and skills to companies worldwide that have accepted this certification scheme. At PBNA we provide exams with and without the option of a person certificate. Apply for personal certificate