DEKRA ATEX & DSEAR IChemE Accrediated Course

Our 4-day flagship IChemE Accredited Course

Implementing process safety programmes requires specialised skills and competencies backed-up by technical and management proficiency.

ATEX & DSEAR Training

Whether you are carrying out a process safety review, implementing safety audits or ensuring compliance with standards and regulations, DEKRA has the up-to-date training backed by resources and skills to complete this task.

The flagship IChemE accredited four-day course from DEKRA Process Safety, Practical Aspects of ATEX / DSEAR Compliance Success, covers Hazardous Area Classification (HAC), Dust, Gas and Vapour Explosion Hazards, Industrial Electrostatic Hazards and Non-Electrical (Mechanical) Ignition Risk Assessment. The course can be booked as a complete four day package, or as individual/multiple days dependent on personal requirements.

Who will benefit?

Engineers and engineering managers (and those with similar responsibilities) from companies storing, handling, using or processing flammable liquids, gases and/or powders, including those materials generated as waste streams (e.g. flammable dust collected in a filter). Many operators and senior managers have also benefited from attending this course.

The course covers:

DEKRA ATEX & DSEAR Training Course

  • The purpose of EU ATEX/DSEAR Directives and equivalent national regulations.
  • Responsibilities under EU ATEX/DSEAR Directives and equivalent national regulations.
  • Materials data requirements for ATEX/DSEAR assessments.
  • How materials data are obtained and their practical significance.
  • The philosophy of hazardous area classification.
  • How to undertake hazardous area classification for gases, vapours (liquids) and/or powders.
  • How to specify new equipment for use in hazardous areas.
  • Different combustion events and explosions, their characteristics and the hazards they represent.
  • Methods for controlling flammable atmospheres to prevent or reduce fire and explosion hazards.
  • The range of ignition sources for flammable atmospheres.

DEKRA ATEX & DSEAR TRAINING COURSE

  • How to undertake an ignition risk assessment.
  • Methods for controlling ignition sources to prevent or reduce fire and explosion hazards.
  • The fundamental mechanisms of electrostatic charge generation, dissipation and its effects.
  • How to undertake an electrostatic ignition risk assessment.
  • How to control static electricity to prevent or reduce fire and explosion hazards.
  • How to protect against the effects of explosions when control measures may not be fully effective.
  • How to assess non-electrical equipment for use in hazardous areas.
  • How to prepare and maintain documentary evidence of having undertaken the above assessments.

How to undertake an ignition risk assessment.

Methods for controlling ignition sources to prevent or reduce fire and explosion hazards.

The fundamental mechanisms of electrostatic charge generation, dissipation and its effects.

How to undertake an electrostatic ignition risk assessment.

How to control static electricity to prevent or reduce fire and explosion hazards.

How to protect against the effects of explosions when control measures may not be fully effective.

How to assess non-electrical equipment for use in hazardous areas.

How to prepare and maintain documentary evidence of having undertaken the above assessments.

  • Understanding explosions.
  • Further properties of materials.
  • Prevention of fires and explosions by control of flammable atmospheres and ignition sources.
  • Protection against those explosions which could still occur.

  • Fundamentals of static electricity.
  • Properties of materials relevant to static electricity.
  • Systematically assessing electrostatic ignition hazards.
  • Controlling static electricity to avoid fires and explosions.
  • Problems (as distinct from hazards) due to unwanted static electricity in industry.

  • Incidents and consequences of unsuitable or poorly maintained equipment.
  • Assessment of mechanical equipment for use in hazardous areas

Upcoming Courses

DEKRA Process Safety Hard Hats

DEKRA's experts have developed a range of specific and valuable open course and on-line training opportunities designed for relevant implementation, monitoring and sustainability of process safety programmes.

5% Earlybird discount if booked one month prior to course start date.
5% discount for 2 or more people attending from the same company.

DSEAR Compliance Success (4 Days) :

Practical Aspects of DSEAR Compliance Success (Virtual) - 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th September 2020 NB: Due to the current covid-19 situation, this is a virtual course that will be delivered over the course of 2 days per week for 2 weeks; please contact us for more details

Practical Aspects of DSEAR Compliance Success - Virtual Course (formally Leeds): 30th November (1 hour Introduction session); Days 1 & 2 1st-2nd December (9am-5.30pm); Days 3 & 4 8th-9th December (9.30am – 5.30pm)

ATEX Compliance Success (4 Days) :

Please contact us to disccus your in-house course requirements.

For assistance, or more details on our 2020 courses, please contact us or call Hilary Fielder or Victoria Troke on +44 (0) 23 8076 0722.

What our delegates say:

"Depth of knowledge obvious and all questions were answered fully. Also trainers were able to relate back to the workplace due to their experience in investigations/audits."

"Course content was well suited to the audience and to the reason for running the course. Questions at the end of the section are invaluable."

Course Tariff

* PLEASE NOTE: Units can also be studied separately as single day courses, for more details on this please contact us.

  • 1 day £615.00/€765.00
  • 2 day £890.00/€1115.00
  • 3 day £1130.00/€1415.00
  • 4 day £1265.00/€1585.00

A key aspect to our courses is for our delegates to gain the knowledge and solutions applicable to their own situations, so numbers are capped to ensure we have sufficient time for your feedback and early booking is therefore recommended.

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