DEKRA DSEAR ATEX Course Virtual September 2021

DEKRA Open Courses ATEX/DSEAR IChemE Accredited


Dates: 06 September 4pm (1 hour induction). Day 1 & 2: 7-8 September 2021. Day 3 & 4: 14-15 September 2021

Location: Online

Price: *£1265/€1585

CPD Hours: Up to 26 hours

Booking: Click Here


The flagship four day course from DEKRA Process Safety, Practical Aspects of 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.


Day 1:

Hazardous Area Classification (HAC) uses a systematic approach to identify flammable atmospheres and their persistence. In this way you can classify areas of your site for various levels of risk. This course presents current best practice and procedures for carrying out a HAC for flammable gases/vapours and dusts/powders on your plant. It also provides an understanding of how HAC fits into compliance for DSEAR/ATEX.

Day 2:

Dust, Gas and Vapour Explosion Hazards. Although the principles of explosion prevention and protection are well known, dust and gas explosions still continue to occur in process plants. This course provides guidance on the selection of an appropriate basis of safety for a particular situation. We will consider how flammable atmospheres arise, how to identify potential ignition sources and the test data you need to undertake a risk assessment. We will also address explosion protection measures for cases where flammable atmospheres and ignition sources are unavoidable. This unit provides practical techniques and relevant case histories.

Day 3:

Industrial Electrostatics Hazards are explicitly cited as potential ignition sources that must be assessed when considering the risk of fire and explosion as part of compliance with DSEAR/ATEX. This course is designed to explain how electrostatic charges occur and how charge builds up in people, liquids, powders, plastics and plant. Understanding electrostatic properties is essential in avoiding electrostatic discharges which can trigger fires and explosions. This unit provides practical techniques & relevant case histories.

Day 4:

Non-Electrical (Mechanical) Ignition Risk Assessment (NEMIRA). A short seminar on how to assess the ignition risk from existing non-electrical (mechanical) equipment operating in hazardous areas. In practical terms, how do you ensure compliance for existing non-electrical (mechanical) equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres, identified from your Hazardous Area Classification work? This seminar will seek to answer common questions relating to non-electrical (mechanical) equipment risk assessment, from clients undertaking ATEX/DSEAR compliance work.


  • Health Safety Personnel
  • Engineering Staff
  • Plant Engineers
  • Regulatory Staff
  • Staff in Hazardous Areas


* 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.

Registration: Book here

Phone: +44 (0)23 8076 0722 - Fax: +44 (0)23 8076 7866

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