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CompEx accreditation puts electrical company at forefront of industry


Wednesday January 24, 2018


CompEx accreditation puts electrical company at forefront of industry

Hot on the heels of the New Year fireworks, 2018 has started with a bang for a leading East Yorkshire electrical business.

James Foley Electrical Ltd, based in Hutton Cranswick, is celebrating achieving an impressive new certification –  CompEx (which stands for Competency in Ex atmospheres), a global certification scheme for electrical and mechanical professionals working in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Managing director James Foley and his colleague Steve Rowley have succeeded in undertaking the rigorous training course to enable them to work in hazardous areas. The certification validates the core competency of practitioners working in explosive atmospheres and remains valid for five years.

James said: “This adds yet another string to our bow as it opens the door for us to work with industrial clients who operate in hazardous and explosive atmospheres, such as filling stations, refineries, paint booths and flour mills, to name just a few.

“Electrical work in such settings is considered very specialist and we are now one of a handful of electrical contractors in this region that are technically equipped to offer this area of works.”

James added: “The course was extremely rigorous, it’s a very different and hugely interesting field of expertise involving meticulous record-keeping and constant monitoring of risks, and mitigation of those risks.

“Within the team we do already have experience of working in spray booths, docks and filling stations, and this new certification now means we are fully qualified to work in any type of environment and can offer the full gamut of services to clients, including testing, installations and remedial work.

“It allows us to deal with the most sophisticated electrical installations, including terminating and testing of specialist pyro cable wiring.”

James Foley Electrical Ltd was established in 2014 and has become a highly successful business, which bills its team as ‘the local electricians you can trust’. From multi-million-pound factory installations to major renewables projects and wiring domestic dwellings, they can take care of any electrical need to the most exacting standards, throughout East Yorkshire and beyond.

“The CompEx accreditation is really important to us,” said James. It’s also another example of how, as a business, we aim to stay at the leading edge of developments in our industry and ensure we are constantly updating our skills set to meet the needs of new and existing customers.”

For information about how James Foley Electrical Ltd can help you or your business, ring 01377 270085 or email



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