Progressive Safety Consultants Ltd

Dangerous Substances Explosive Atmosphere Regulations (DSEAR) Training

Training or consultancy on DSEAR is offered. DSEAR stands for the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002.

Dangerous substances can put peoples safety at risk from fire and explosion. DSEAR puts duties on employers and the self-employed to protect people from risks to their safety from fires, explosions and similar events in the workplace, this includes members of the public who may be put at risk by work activity.

What are dangerous substances?

Dangerous substances are any substances used or present at work that could, if not properly controlled, cause harm to people as a result of a fire or explosion. They can be found in nearly all workplaces and include such things as solvents, paints, varnishes, flammable gases, such as liquid petroleum gas (LPG), dusts from machining and sanding operations and dusts from foodstuffs.

Please see below for course outline for DSEAR course for dusts. The course will be modified depending on the customer requirements


    Course outline for general DSEAR

  • Dangerous Substances
  • Persons Protected
  • Risk Assessment
  • Safety Measures, Zoning, Marking, PPE
  • Control Measures
  • Mitigation
  • Places explosive atmospheres can occur
  • Information Instruction and training
  • Enforcement
  • Disposal & Transport
  • Security
  • Legislation Supply of Equipment
  • Dealing with accidents and incidents
  • Record Keeping

Course outline for dusts

  • How dust explosions occur and the severe consequences of a dust explosion
  • How flammable atmospheres arise
  • How to identify potential ignition sources
  • How to prevent dust explosions using recommended techniques
  • How to protect people and plant from the effects of an explosion

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