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DSEAR: practical application - in association with the Chemical Industries Association

Thu 02 Dec, 2021
Virtual Learning Environment

Why attend?

The application of the ATEX directive and its UK implementation through DSEAR by companies has been shown to be of variable quality.  DSEAR sets minimum requirements for the protection of workers from risks related to dangerous substances.

Dangerous substances are substances used or present at work that could, if not properly controlled, cause harm to people as a result of a fire or explosion, or corrosion of metal. 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, dusts from foodstuffs, pressurised gases and substances corrosive to metal.

Common criticisms of DSEAR implementation have included:

  • Lack of understanding of DSEAR
  • Ineffective application of or failure to implement guidance
  • Inconsistency of application
  • Failure to integrate DSEAR into the wider Process Safety Management System
  • Failure of management to understand, and thereby adequately resource, DSEAR duties.

This course will address the common failings and present a structured, process driven approach to maintaining compliance with the regulations. It will cover underpinning knowledge along with practical examples and case studies and provide opportunities to understand the implications for your own organisation.


Date & location

2nd December 2021

10:00 – 16:00 (Timezone: London, GMT+1)

Virtual Learning Environment



10:00  – Registration
10:15 – Introduction to ATEX & DSEAR – a roadmap for compliance
10:30 – Hazardous materials
10:40 – Break
11:00 – Hazard identification
11:15 – Hazardous area classification
12:00 – Basis of safety
12:40 – Lunch
13:15 – Mechanical ignition risk assessment
13:45 – Equipment inspections
14:15 – Break
14:35 – Safety management systems
15:15 – Summary/Q&A
16:00 – Close


Who should attend?

This course has been specifically designed for personnel working within management positions and those involved in the implementation of measures necessary for compliance with DSEAR. The course will provide an overview of the applicable legislation and guidance and the management processes involved, to provide a strategic overview of the subject.


Registration & fees

310.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - CIA Member

360.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non-Member

While this event is hosted by SLR, registration costs are paid directly to the trade association, you will be sent a direct link once you have registered your interest with us.