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November 2011

Toowoomba Chronicle

TOOWOOMBA man Sean Segond von Banchet is the world's best at dealing with explosive situations. The hazardous area consultant has been recognised as the most qualified person in the world for his expertise in repairing electrical equipment in hazardous areas...

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To obtain his IECEx CoPC, Sean, who has worked in the Ex field since he began his career in 1979, had to undergo a series of knowledge tests and an assessment of qualifications and experience. The IECEx Personnel Competence Scheme uses several criteria to establish a person's level of competence when working in Ex industries and that person under assessment must be able to perform a number of tasks in or near explosive areas...

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A candidate in the IECEx Personnel Competence Certificate recently passed all nine of the units which he sought from Baseefa - becoming the most highly-qualified engineer in the world in terms of recognition in the IECEx scheme...

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aving Ex (explosive) equipment and the servicing of that equipment tested and certified is essential, as is the assessment and certification of competence of those individuals that install, repair and handle equipment in hazardous areas. Safety depends on it....

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