2 day course

Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations

Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) is a set of regulations concerned with protection against risks from fire, explosion and similar events arising from dangerous substances used or present in the workplace. The regulations apply to employers and the self-employed.

Course content

  • An overview of the scope and requirements of DSEAR
  • Knowledge of the relationship of DSEAR to other statutory regulations
  • Knowledge of the application of DSEAR
  • The potential consequences of non-conformity
  • Criteria to determine a dangerous substance
  • What the ATEX directive is and its application
  • Basic concepts of electrical protection with respect to dangerous substances within the workplace
  • What a potentially explosive atmosphere is and how it can form
  • Concepts of area classification
  • The effect of electrostatics regarding dangerous substances and potentially explosive atmosphere

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