Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres (DSEAR)
What is a Dangerous Substance and an Explosive Atmosphere?
Did you know sugar dust can cause an explosion? Certain flammable substances and dusty environments require a DSEAR assessment to manage the catastrophic risks that can be the result of storing high quantities of flammables or materials that can cause an explosive atmosphere.
What are the regulations?
Employers are legally required to control the risks to safety from fire, explosions, and substances corrosive to metals. Dangerous substances are any substances used or present at work that could, if not properly controlled, cause harm to people due to a fire, explosion, or corrosion of metal. These substances can be found in nearly all workplaces and include such things as solvents, paints, flammable gases, such as liquid petroleum gas (LPG), dusts from machining and foodstuffs.
'The aim is to protect employees, workplace visitors and the general public'
Independent inspection of your organisations arrangements in place for the storage of dangerous/explosive substances.
A detailed risk assessment to identify whether existing precautions are adequate and where additional ones are required.
Where necessary Safetyboss can monitor vapours, gases, dusts etc. in order to ensure adequate precautions are being taken.