There are no known starting dates for this product. DSEAR specifically applies to any workplace where there are any dangerous substances such as those with the potential to create a risk of fire or explosion including petrol, liquefied petroleum gas LPG , paints, varnishes, solvents and certain types of dust that are explosiv… Read the complete description Frequently asked questions There are no frequently asked questions yet. If you have any more questions or need help, contact our customer service. DSEAR specifically applies to any workplace where there are any dangerous substances such as those with the potential to create a risk of fire or explosion including petrol, liquefied petroleum gas LPG , paints, varnishes, solvents and certain types of dust that are explosive e. DSEAR is intended to provide a modern framework for managing the risks of fire and explosions and have enabled around 20 pieces of old legislation to be repealed or modernised. Share your review Do you have experience with this course?
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DSEAR replaced various items of legislation in , consolidating regulation relating to the management and control of risks to safety posed by: explosives substances corrosive to metals. Some of the largest fires in the UK have been due to inadequately controlled ignition sources in areas where an explosive atmosphere is or becomes present, caused, for example, by highly flammable liquids or combustible dusts. Where all of the necessary measures have been taken to properly comply with DSEAR then the risk of a fire and explosion can usually be satisfactorily controlled, but if they are not in place then lives and business can be put at serious risk.
Back to top Who is responsible for compliance? Employers and the self-employed. What needs to be done? Establish what dangerous substances are being used or stored on the premises and have a risk assessment carried out by a competent person with the right knowledge and experience. This assessment needs to consider: the properties of the substance, for example explosive, oxidising, highly flammable, corrosive to metal; the quantity involved; how the substance is used, processed, moved and stored; the likelihood that an explosive atmosphere may occur; the extent to which ignition sources including electrostatic discharge, i.
For risk reduction, the regulations set out an order of priority in which mitigation measures, that could prevent the spread of a fire or explosion and reduce the potential number of employees exposed, should be applied. These measures include:.
The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002
It is for all employees required to work within hazardous areas. Control Measures The control and mitigation measures to be applied. Explosive Atmospheres What to do with areas where a hazardous explosive atmosphere may occur. Hazard Zones Explains the 6 hazard zone classifications together with the 3 gas groups and 6 temperature classes.
Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) 2002
DSEAR puts duties on employers and the self-employed to protect people from these risks to their safety in the workplace, and to members of the public who may be put at risk by work activity. What are dangerous substances? Dangerous substances are any substances used or present at work that could, if not properly controlled, cause harm to people as a result of a fire or explosion or corrosion of metal. They can be found in nearly all workplaces and include such things as solvents, paints, varnishes, flammable gases, such as liquid petroleum gas LPG , dusts from machining and sanding operations, dusts from foodstuffs, pressurised gases and substances corrosive to metal. Employers must: find out what dangerous substances are in their workplace and what the risks are put control measures in place to either remove those risks or, where this is not possible, control them put controls in place to reduce the effects of any incidents involving dangerous substances prepare plans and procedures to deal with accidents, incidents and emergencies involving dangerous substances make sure employees are properly informed about and trained to control or deal with the risks from the dangerous substances identify and classify areas of the workplace where explosive atmospheres may occur and avoid ignition sources from unprotected equipment, for example in those areas Resources.