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ISO/IEC 80079-34 Lead Auditor Training Course

Course Title: 
ISO/IEC 80079-34 Lead Auditor Training Course.

Quality Management Systems – Explosive Atmosphere Equipment Manufacturers.


8th January 2024.


Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel, Chester, UK.


Face-to-face, tutor led discussions, group workshops, case-studies and written exam.


Craig Nutty BSc CQP MCQI. 


4 days.


£1,800.00 +VAT per candidate – course only.
£2,200.00 +VAT per candidate – residential (4 night’s Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at the Mercure).

Course Size: 

Limited to 10 candidates to ensure optimal learning experience. 


This brand new ISO/IEC 80079-34 Lead Auditor Training Course has been designed and developed by Ex Manufacturing, Quality Management, Learning & Development, Audit and Explosive Atmospheres industry experts. Recognizing a gap in the learning & development space and based on a demand from manufacturers and certification bodies, this course aims to bridge that gap in addressing the key principles of auditing best practices and the key requirements of the ISO/IEC 80079-34 standard, empowering auditors to have the confidence, skills and knowledge in order to conduct risk-based, process-based audits of their QMS, ensuring essential standards are adhered to when manufacturing and placing Ex equipment onto the market. The course builds on the already established ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training, exploring audit and quality management best practices, risk management, Ex compliance and Ex protection concepts in more depth. Thus ensuring that candidates leave the course feeling comfortable with the key requirements of ISO/IEC 80079-34 and how to audit effectively, adding the most value, ensuring Ex product conformity, reduced waste and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. 

Who should attend: 

  • Certification Body Auditors responsible for ATEX QAN, UK QAN and IECEx QAR Audits;
  • Quality Managers employed by Ex Equipment Manufacturers;
  • Ex Authorized Persons employed by Ex Equipment Manufacturers;
  • Auditors employed by Ex Equipment Manufacturers responsible for conducting Internal and Supplier Audits;
  • Ex Equipment Manufacturers personnel responsible for Internal and Supplier audit programmes; 
  • Management Systems Consultants looking to enhance their knowledge of the ISO/IEC 80079-34 standard. 

Ideally, candidates should already hold ISO 9001 Internal/Lead Auditor Certification, have a sound awareness of Explosive Atmospheres and be familiar with the ATEX, UKEx and IECEx Certification Schemes. For candidates who feel they have a gap in their understanding of the afore mentioned, then please e-mail [email protected] for details on our range of 2-day internal auditor training and 1-day awareness training in the Explosive Atmospheres and Certification Scheme areas.  

Focus Areas: 

The 4-day course will cover the following key areas; 

  • In-depth clause-by-clause review and interpretation of the 80079-34 requirements, including:
    • Scope and objective of the standard;
    • Requirements (clauses 4-10);
    • Annex A, B & C.
  • Global Ex quality certification schemes; 
    • ATEX QAN and UKEx QAN; 
    • IECEx QAR. 
  • Auditing principles:
    • Developing a risk-based audit programme;
    • Planning a value-adding audit;
    • Conducting a process-based audit;
    • Reporting the audit; 
    • Following up on audit findings. 
  • Auditor competence:
    • Ex Auditor Competence Framework (developed by XACTX); 
    • Evaluating competence; 
    • Monitoring competence; 
    • Maintaining and improving competence. 
  • Auditing a case study:
    • Planning and conducting an audit of a case study organisation; 
    • Reporting findings; 
    • Verifying corrective actions. 


Lead Auditor Training Certificate issued on successful completion of the course (pass mark of 80% or higher). 


This course is currently under review with The CPD Certification Service.

Next Steps

We would love to get to know you and your business a bit more. If you would like to know more about ISO Standards, Certification and the value of a good management system for your business, please get in touch with us.

Call: 01437 808909    / /    Email: [email protected]

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