DSEAR Consultancy and Advice

How much do your colleagues know about DSEAR?

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) is more than just a piece of legislation. It relies on management intervention and colleague training to ensure that your business and its workforce are protected.

This primarily applies to the control of substances that can cause fires and explosions in the workplace (SI 2002 No. 2776). These risks must be eliminated or reduced as much as is reasonably practical, to protect employees, site visitors and members of the public. 

So, how do you do this?

As an employer, it’s your duty to protect your workforce from dangerous substances. This involves assessing risks, mitigation, preparing emergency pans, and improving employee training. 

But what if you worked with a safety partner that could support you through all of this and help create an improved safety culture that is effective and compliant?

Arco Professional Safety Services can work with you to understand the risks present within your workplace. We can create compliant diagrams and signage to ensure you meet zonal classification and prevent potential explosive risks. 

We can also work with you to create bespoke reports on areas for improvement, with corresponding action plans and timescales. 

Our services also include helping you to create risk assessments for any process or storage arrangement that may have a risk of explosion. By decanting, refuelling, defueling or paint spraying as necessary, we can assist you in reducing risks.

Get in touch today to find out more about how our DSEAR Consultancy can help keep you, your business and your people safe.

Working with you to assess the risks and advise compliance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002.

The regulations are in place and puts the responsibility on the employer to assess the risks that can be associated with dangerous substances used or stored within the workplace. This primarily applies to substances that can cause fires or explosions. It places duties on the employer to protect employees, visitors and members of the public who could be at risk due to work activities taking place.

The Regulations require you as an employer to:
• Identify what and where 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.

The service we provide:
A site assessment that advises on compliance with the DSEAR Regulations, the classification of areas and an assessment of the substances in use and in storage within the workplace


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