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DSEAR is the United Kingdom’s implementation of the European Union-wide ATEX directive. The intention of the Regulation is to reduce the risk of a fatality or . There is a lot of confusion about whether it’s necessary to adhere to the DSEAR Regulations. Here we provide some insights into the regulations so that you can . This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format. Collapse all -. Introductory Text.

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Dsezr is the original version as it was originally made. This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience. Another problem is that businesses fail to consider all of their processes; as many DSEAR risks are often associated to maintenance and cleaning. What are dangerous substances? Dangerous substances can put peoples’ safety at risk from fire, explosion and corrosion of metal.

A fundamental requirement of DSEAR is to identify and classify areas of the workplace where explosive atmospheres may occur. More Resources Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. As a business you first need to know what substances in your workplace have the potential to present fire and explosion risk. Storing and dispensing petrol at a workplace is covered by the Dangerous Substances ddear Explosive Atmospheres Regulations DSEARand other legislation specifically for regulxtions petrol storage and the suitable containers for storing petrol in.

Explosive atmospheres can be caused by flammable reguoations, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts. It is important to understand these requirements fully, as failure could lead to:. This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience.


What does your business need to do? For example, are Permits to Work required?

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002

Ensuring that equipment and protective systems meet the following requirements— Health and Safety Executive. Duties under these Regulations.

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations DSEAR are concerned with preventing or limiting the harmful effects of fires, explosions and similar energy-releasing events and corrosion to metals.

So what is ATEX and explosive atmospheres? The HSE website provides an excellent starting point for any business to help identify in detail what all businesses need to know. Examples include places where work activities create or release flammable gases or vapours, such as vehicle paint spraying, or in workplaces that undertake welding; or where handling fine organic dusts such as grain, flour or wood.

Access essential accompanying documents and dseqr for this legislation item from this tab. Opening Options Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once. The need to carry out a risk assessment and have in place procedures for the safe use of chemicals not currently covered by DSEAR regulaitons already required by the general requirements of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations Classification of hazardous places.

DSEAR Regulations

We find that too many businesses fail to understand this and are therefore putting their employees and business at risk. Private individuals and voluntary groups may come into contact with old dser in their home or at other non-workplace premises. A – switch to normal size A – switch to large size A – switch to larger size.


The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations are concerned with protection against risks from fire, explosion and similar events arising from dangerous substances used or present in the workplace.

From JuneDSEAR places a formal requirement on employers to assess the risks for substances if classified for these properties and put in place suitable control and mitigation measures. HSE also has enforcement responsibility for process fire safety on construction sites, for nuclear premises and on ships under construction or repair. This must be done by a person or organisation competent to consider the particular risks in the workplace, and the adequacy of the explosion control and other measures put in place.

DSEAR Regulations – Fire and explosion

HSE’s main responsibility in this area is for the special precautions within a work process which are designed to prevent or reduce the likelihood of a fire breaking out or regulatiosn a fire break out reduce its intensity. All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3. Ensuring that the workplace is designed, constructed and maintained so The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made.