DSEAR – Controlling Dust Explosion Risks
06 June 2023
HSE runs three courses to help employers comply with the
Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations
While there is some overlap between the courses delegates can
attend or more courses depending on which area of DSEAR they are
The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations
2002 (DSEAR) regulate the presence and use of flammable substances
in the workplace. The list of potential dangerous substances
includes gases, liquids and flammable solids in the form of a
finely divided dust which, if dispersed in the air, could lead to a
serious fire or an explosion.
However, flammable dusts pose their own unique risks that differ
from those posed by flammable gases and liquids. This course
provides advice on how to understand the hazards from flammable
dusts and how the risks from storing and using the dusts can be
managed so as to comply with DSEAR.
The course will cover
- A brief overview of the Regulations
- Identifying and understanding the hazards
- Assessing the risks
- Controlling the risks
- Hazardous area classification
- An introduction to equipment for use in explosive
Who should attend?
This course is aimed at managers and supervisors of process
plant and operations, where dangerous substances are used or
stored, or safety specialists who need to understand how to manage
the risks from dangerous substances within the framework of the
DSEAR duties. This course is intended to allow them to act as
an intelligent customer when commissioning work related to
The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research Centre in the spa
town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has
good links to mainline train stations and Manchester International
Airport. This course can be run at your site or local area by
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
£675 per person (includes course notes, certificate of
attendance and lunch/refreshments).
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
Some of our training courses can also be delivered
in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704
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