DSEAR is short for the Dangerous Substances and
Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002.
Dangerous substances can put people at risk from fire
and explosion. DSEAR places duties on employers (and self-employed) to
protect people from risks to their safety from fire and explosions etc in
the workplace, this includes members of the public who may be exposed to
risk by work activity.
What are dangerous substances?
Dangerous substances are any substances used or present
in the workplace that could, if not properly controlled, cause harm to
people as a result of a fire or explosion. They can usually be found in
any workplace and include solvents, paints, varnishes, flammable gases,
liquid petroleum gas (LPG), dusts from machining and sanding operations
and dusts from foodstuffs.
What does DSEAR require?
- find out which dangerous substances are in their
workplace and what the fire and explosion risks are;
- put control measures in place to either remove the
risks or, where this is not possible, control them;
- implement controls that 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 risks from 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.
We are able to run both open and on site training
courses, see DSEAR Training Courses
Contact us now for help with DSEAR