The DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations) is concerned with the protection against risks from fire, explosion and similar events, arising from the use of dangerous substances in the workplace. The regulations set out minimum requirements for the protection of workers from fire and explosion risks related to dangerous substances and potential explosive atmospheres.
DSEAR became part of UK law on 30th June 2003, the legislation imposes duties on employers and the self employed, with a transitional period allowing existing facilities 3 years to comply with the requirements of the legislation. This period ended on 30th June 2006.
With over 300 years collective experience in explosion protection Baseefa provides a comprehensive range of DSEAR/ATEX 137 Compliance Services. This unique service is provided by our professionally qualified and experienced staff, many are experts in their field, and they deliver practical, pragmatic advice and guidance to our customers to assist them in meeting the challenges of Compliance.
The services include:
Hazardous Area Health Checks
DSEAR/ATEX User Risk Assessment
Hazardous Area Classification (BS EN 60079-10 & Industry Codes)
DSEAR Implementation, Planning and Project Management
Plant and Operational Hazard Analysis
Management System Auditing and Plant Inspection Services
The Health and Safety Executive has been particularly active in this area since DSEAR became part of UK law, issuing over 270 improvement / prohibition notices, so it is important that Companies take the necessary action now, so not to become another statistic.