The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002


DSEAR


The practice provides support for DSEAR, a specialist area of knowledge, Kevins experience started with the MOD where he was trained in explosives safety and specialised in this area, providing risk assessments for H&S consultants as a sub-contractor throughout Sussex and Kent regularly.


The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 are concerned with protection against risks from fire, explosion and similar events arising from dangerous substances used or present in the workplace. From June 2015 DSEAR also covers gases under pressure and substances that are corrosive to metals. This is to allow for changes in the EU Chemical Agents Directive the physical hazards aspects of which are enacted in Great Britain through DSEAR.

They set minimum requirements for the protection of workers from fire and explosion risks related to dangerous substances and potentially explosive atmospheres and from gases under pressure and substances corrosive to metals and require employers to control the risks to the safety of employees and others from these hazards.


More information available via the HSE website at:


https://www.hse.gov.uk/fireandexplosion/dsear-regulations.htm

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