The DSEAR regulations aim to protect people from the risks of fire and explosion caused by the presence of ‘dangerous substances’ such as fuels, solvents, paints, volatile chemicals and dusts that could cause explosive atmospheres in the workplace. The regulations require risk assessments to be carried out to establish the likelihood of the presence of explosive atmospheres that could be caused by leaks or spillages of a flammable gas or volatile liquid, or the presence of dust in the affected areas and their potentially explosive effects if ignited.
Control measures to eliminate or reduce these risks must be identified and implemented, including measures to prevent leaks or the accumulation of hazardous substances, and measures to eliminate ignition sources. The may include the use of suitably protected electrical and mechanical equipment and management procedures such as no smoking rules and appropriate staff training.
What are the benefits?
Fires and explosions are a major cause of severe injury and property damage in the workplace. A thorough assessment of all credible dangerous substance release scenarios, potential ignition sources and the identification and implementation of practical control measures will enable this risk to reduced to as low as reasonably practicable.
CRA fosters a one team approach to compliance with DSEAR whereby the site owner/operator, the CRA consultants and our subcontractors work together with common aims and objectives for safe and cost effective project completion.
CRA provides a full service approach to DSEAR compliance from initial gap analyses and risk assessments to assistance with the production of management systems and procedures, and staff training.
For additional information on how CRA could help you, please contact Frank Dennis on email@example.com or 0115 965 6700.