DSEAR: Controlling Dust Explosion Risks
07 February 2024
HSE runs three courses to help employers comply with the
Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations
- DSEAR: Gases and Liquids
- DSEAR: Hazardous Area Classification for
Gases and Liquids
- DSEAR: Controlling Dust Explosion
While there is some overlap between the courses delegates can
attend or more courses depending on which area of DSEAR they are
DSEAR regulates the presence and use of flammable substances in
the workplace. The list of potential dangerous substances include
flammable solids in the form of a finely divided dust which, if
dispersed in the air, could lead to a serious fire or an
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 in
order to comply with DSEAR.
Gases and liquids are covered by HSE's other DSEAR courses.
Delegates will be provided with information that will help them
- Know their legal duties under DSEAR
- Know how to identify and understand dust hazards
- Understand how to assess and reduce risks
- Be able to act as an intelligent customer when commissioning
- Be able to identify the different zoned areas
What the course will cover
Delegates will be given a brief overview of the regulations to
help them understand their legal duties under DSEAR. The course
will help them identify and understand hazards posed by dusts, as
well as how to assess and control the risks and how to understand
their risk profile. Delegates will also be introduced to hazardous
area classification and learn what equipment to use in different
zoned areas. There will be a practical demonstration of a dust
explosion as well as a look at some previous incidents to show
delegates what could happen when things go wrong.
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 DSEAR.
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 major roads and motorways, mainline train stations and
Manchester International Airport.
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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