DSEAR Risk Assessments

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DSEAR stands for Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002. This law is in place to protect people from the risk of fires caused by explosion and corrosion of metal within the workplace. A dangerous substance is any substance used or present at work that could cause harm to individuals as a result of a fire. These include solvents, paints, varnishes, flammable gases, dust from machining and sanding and substances corrosive to metal.

What are dangerous substances? 
Dangerous substances are substances or mixtures of substances (called ‘preparations’ in DSEAR) that could cause risk to people’s safety through events such as fire and explosions.
Organisations must take steps through assessment to eliminate or reduce the risks presented by such materials as far as reasonably practicable and to effectively manage any residual risk that remains.  

How can the FPA help?
The FPA can provide specialist consultants to conduct comprehensive DSEAR risk assessments for your organisation. Our assessment reports will provide clear recommendations on the actions that need to be taken to ensure the safety of employees and others who may be on the premises. limit risks to the premises and achieve compliance with the Regulations.

Our risk assessment process provides an in-depth review and reporting of:

hazardous materials 

storage provisions of dangerous substances 

the use of dangerous substances 

supporting activities including safety critical work operations

control measures 

emergency planning and procedures 

maintenance of plant and machinery

hazardous area zone classification 

potential sources of ignition in zone and classified areas

interconnection of plant and buildings 

spillage containment and recovery 

control of waste products and materials 

To find out more about DSEAR risk assessments, call us on 01608 812 505, or email cgoodfellow@thefpa.co.uk