The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002
The dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres regulations 2002 is very specific, in that it requires employers working with flammable or explosive substances to prevent danger by ensuring all reasonable precautions are taken to eliminate the danger at the source. Where possible, as with COSHH, dangerous substances should be substituted with less dangerous materials, but where this is not possible, then every effort must be made to remove the potential of an explosive atmosphere by employing the correct methods of ventilation and by removing all sources of ignition within the working environment.
Dangerous substances include flammable, highly flammable and extremely flammable liquids, gases, LPG, oxidisers and explosive dusts. There are many different types of substance that will create such explosive atmospheres in use within the workplace. It is extremely important to study MSDS data for all chemicals in use and in particular, their respective in-ability to mix.
The Risk Assessment will identify these hazards and from the information obtained, it will be possible to determine the corrective action required to eliminate the dangers.
Dangerous Substance Control, also known as DSC, is a DSEAR health, safety, environmental training and consultancy specialist. We have a reputable background in the evaluation, design, manufacture and supply of equipment for the storage of hazardous substances.
As a leading UK consultancy, we have developed our skills to solve all customer problems identified in some of the most sophisticated hazardous risk assessments. We can help and offer solutions for;
DSEAR Risk assessments
DSEAR training – IOSH approved
Working hand in hand with our customers, we have been able to develop a very unique way of thinking, looking at hazards in many ways that our clients cannot see, simply because they are too close or too familiar with the situation, providing you with a complete consultancy service and specialised training courses.
Our IOSH & FPA certified and accredited training courses are designed for all SHE professionals along with Managers and Directors.
www.dsc-ltd.co.uk - training bookings taken online or by invoice account. All respective details are on our website.
We work to Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 standards.
Course Dates for 2018:-
1 Day Course - 27th February, 3rd July, 17th August, 25th September & 4th December.
3 Day Course - 20th-22nd March, 19th-21st June & 20th-22nd November.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulation
I attended the monthly meet yesterday and would like to thank you for one of the best, and most entertaining, sessions I have seen in a long while. It was most entertaining and extremely informative. I am sure I speak for many other safety professionals who, during their training, only get to read or be told about the fire triangle, flammable substances, and explosions. The session you delivered yesterday provided a fantastic insight into the subject and gave practical demonstrations of such things as LEL and UEL.
Just a quick note to say thank-you for your excellent presentation and demonstration yesterday - definitely provided the high impact that we were looking for in terms of a training / awareness event for the attendees. We will definitely be exploring opportunities to invite you back to reach a wider audience here on the Camp.