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DSEAR Assessments

DSEAR Assessments at Work

Here at WG Safety, we help construction teams and industrial companies meet with the standards needed for DSEAR compliance through DSEAR assessments at work. To do this effectively, you need the expertise of our trained DSEAR consultants to help you understand and implement the regulations and control measures needed to meet with legislation.

DSEAR stands for Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations 2002 which is set up to help those in construction and other industrial enterprises handle, use and monitor the materials that could be potentially dangerous and cause serious damage if they ignite or detonate, not only to the protect itself, but to the workforce and general public.

Our DSEAR compliance services can cover the risks of fire caused by the various materials and liquids, dust, electrical equipment and so forth, as well as any chemical reactions that may pose a risk to the working environment, including any gases that are placed under pressure, such as in canisters, and corrosive liquids.

Dangerous Substance Assessment

Workplace DSEAR assessments, Cannock industries must have implemented, helps to clearly see the many risks posed and the measures you can put in place to either reduce or eliminate the risks.  For example, can another material be used for the job at hand, or can you make schedule jobs so that two substances do not come into close contact?  Our consultants have been qualified with SGS BASEEFA, a world-renowned organisation in the field of explosion protection.

Our team also have over 16 years’ experience in completing workplace DSEAR assessments for all kinds of industries and various businesses that have needed to meet with standards for DSEAR compliance.  Cannock businesses can rely on our hardworking and conscientious team to be vigilant and ever aware of your individual requirements, to help you and your staff, as well as your aims and objectives, remain safe from dangers.

Although DSEAR is also a dangerous substance assessment, it expands upon the COSHH regulations as it is concerned with the physical risks involved in terms of explosions and a break out of fires due to the substances used in the workplace setting.  It complements the COSHH 2002 guidelines, and is therefore a vital part of the overall Health and Safety measures and legislation that must be met with.

Workplace DSEAR Assessments

Our consultants can help to identify DSEAR Zones, Cannock Industrial businesses may have, to ensure that anyone who enters knows the risks, and the need to meet with the assessments.  For example, you may have a zone that forbids the use of electrical equipment, a zone with controls that monitors the temperature, or that implements other precautions to prevent risk.

Each of our team members knows how to identify and recognise substances in your working environment that are hazardous, and then how to scrutinise the chemical properties that may cause an explosive reaction, in order to apply the protection and measures needed.  Awareness is a huge part of safety, and our workplace DSEAR assessments Cannock team can help to provide the knowledge needed before entering and working in any of these zones. To further understand the benefits of DSEAR compliance in Cannock, check out our blog.

Type Of EnvironmentType of DS or EA
Warehousing of aerosolsButane gas propellant release
Plastics granulationExplosive dust release
Polyurethane mouldingIsocyanate hazardous reaction
GRP MouldingSolvent vapour releases
Storage & dispensing of LPGPropane gas release
Storage & dispensing of petrolPetrol vapour release
Paint storage, mixing and sprayingSolvent vapour releases
Wood and MDF machiningWood and MDF machining
PrintingFlammable vapour releases
Aerospace machining of carbon fibresExplosive dust release
Titanium, steel & aluminium foundriesMolten metal hazardous reaction
Aluminium grinding and sandingExplosive dust release
Alcoholic drinks manufactureEthanol vapour release
Covid-19 hand sanitiser storageEthanol/isopropanol vapour release
Food mixing (human and animal feed)Explosive dust releases
Electroplating & surface finishingHazardous reactions (various) & hydrogen release
Pharmaceutical manufactureExplosive dust release
Battery chargingHydrogen gas release
Effluent treatmentUse of corrosive water treatment chemicals
Industrial gasses storage and usePressurised gas release & segregation/danger class
LaboratoriesFlammable solvents and hazardous reactions
Heat treatmentEndo gas generation
Celluloid film storage & screening of filmDegeneration hazardous reaction

All our DSEAR assessments are carried out in line with DSEAR Regulation 5, Schedule 1 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and DSEAR ACoP L138.

To hire our consultancy service for your workplace, do not hesitate to contact us today.