DSEAR and ATEX Consulting Services
Whether your business processes natural materials or synthesised chemicals there are important health and safety actions that you need to take in order to comply with the requirements of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR 2002).
What are dangerous substances?
What does DSEAR require employers to do?
- identify what dangerous substances are in the workplace and assess the risks they pose
- put measures in place to remove the risks, or appropriately control the remaining risks
- put controls in place to lessen the consequences of any incidents involving dangerous substances, create plans and procedures to deal with incidents involving dangerous substances
- ensure employees are informed and trained to control and deal with the risks posed by the dangerous substances
- identify and classify areas of the workplace where explosive atmospheres occur and avoid ignition sources in those areas
- label hazardous contents of containers and pipes
- co-ordinate with other employers
- ensure overall explosion safety is verified by a competent person.
- The likelihood that explosive atmospheres will occur and their persistence
- The likelihood that ignition sources, including electrostatic discharges, will be present and become active / effective
- The installations, substances used, processes and their possible interactions The scale of the anticipated effects.
- Expert advice on process safety topics
- Safe processes and reduced explosion risk
- Reliable support in questions of compliance
- Consistent worldwide delivery
- In house dedicated process safety testing laboratory