DSEAR Course May 2023

16–24 May 2023 Online
  • The purpose, content and responsibilities under DSEAR and EU ATEX Directives.
  • Material 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.
  • Methods for controlling flammable atmospheres to prevent or reduce fire and explosion hazards.
  • The range of ignition sources for flammable atmospheres, with special focus and attention to electrical and mechanical equipment, as well as static electricity and self-heating.
  • How to undertake an ignition assessment.
  • Methods for controlling ignition sources to prevent or reduce fire and explosion risks.
  • How to specify new equipment for use in hazardous areas.
  • Overview of ignition assessment of non-electrical equipment for use in hazardous areas.
  • The fundamental mechanisms of electrostatic charge generation, dissipation and its effects.
  • How to undertake an electrostatic ignition assessment.
  • How to control static electricity to prevent or reduce fire and explosion hazards.
  • The characteristics, hazards and assessment methods of various fire and explosion events.
  • Explosion protection systems such as explosion venting, suppression and containment systems. This section will cover the scope of applicability, pros and cons of each protection method.
  • How to carry out a DSEAR Risk Assessment with knowledge on selecting the right strategy for the right situation. Delegates will be introduced to the pros and cons of qualitative vs quantitative risk assessments.
  • How to prepare and maintain documentary evidence of having undertaken the above assessments.
Day 1
  • Regulations: Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations and EU ATEX Worker Protection and Equipment Directives.
  • Flammability data for Hazardous Area Classification.
  • Hazardous Area Classification for gas & vapour processes in accordance with BS EN 60079-10-1 and EI15.
  • Hazardous Area Classification for dust processes in accordance with BS EN 60079-10-2.
  • Workshop practice performing HAC.
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
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.