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DSEAR Risk assessment

Euratex offer an affordable DSEAR service, supported by decades of experience. We deploy one of our qualified DSEAR surveyors who identify all risks within a specified vicinity. Upon completion of the risk assessment, we also supply you with a list of recommendations on how to remove or reduce the effects of these risks, in order to comply with DSEAR. Euratex have executed numerous DSEAR risk assessments in our 13 year history, allowing us to be increasingly prompt and efficient. 

DSEAR assessments are mandatory regulations that all employers (and self-employers) are required to adhere to by law. If you have not yet carried out a DSEAR risk assessment, contact us now for your free quotation.

“The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR), established in 2002, require employers to control the risks to safety from fire, explosion and substances corrosive to metals.” (- HSE GOV, 2018.)

What does DSEAR require?

It is the employer’s responsibility to:

  1. Identify all explosive atmospheres within the workplace and what the associated risks are.
  2. Implement control measures to either eliminate those risks or, where this is not possible, control the effects.
  3. Put controls in place that reduce the effects of any incidents concerning explosive atmospheres. 
  4. Create plans and procedures to handle accidents, incidents and emergencies involving explosive atmospheres.
  5. Make certain that employees are properly informed about, and trained to deal with, the risks produced from the explosive atmospheres.
  6. Classify areas of the workplace where explosion atmospheres may occur and avoid ignition sources (from unprotected equipment, for example) in those areas.

What are considered dangerous substances?

“Dangerous substances are any substances used or present at work that could, if not properly controlled, cause harm to people as a results 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, dust from foodstuffs, pressurised gases and substances corrosive to metal.” (HSE GOV, 2018)

You can visit the DSEAR HSE GOV page by clicking here.

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