The DSEAR Compliance assessment looks critically at the characteristics of any workplace materials, solids, or liquids, or gases, in order to determine:
The ways in which uncontrolled releases could occur
The quantity, and its material characteristics, flammability, vapor density, a flashpoint that would affect its material behavior to forming a potentially flammable and explosive atmosphere.
To assess the likelihood of such a release, and the consequences when in the presence of any ignition source.
To make recommendations necessary in order to meet the hierarchical principles of DSEAR Regulations.
Common work sectors to which DSEAR Compliance would apply:
- Chemical storage, process manufacturing, handling, and use
- Motor vehicle maintenance
- Paint spraying
- Metal blasting and cleaning
- Food manufacturing- use of large quantities of sugar, or flour
- Anaerobic digestion- to energy
- Water treatment
- Hospitals- medical gases
- Fuel storage
- Waste treatment
DSEAR Compliance is a requirement for any site with potentially flammable atmospheres.
• Review/Gap Analysis
We gain a full understanding of your site, processes, and procedures, reviewing all available documentation, checking all hazardous substances in use, and confirming the required compliance levels. We then issue a report to identify the scope and action plan.
• Detailed Assessments
We complete your hazardous area classifications, review mechanical/electrical equipment, and identify ignition sources. We set out your required actions based on cost-effective and practical solutions, and a further report is issued detailing all area classifications, recommendations, and further actions.
We review your training needs, operating/maintenance procedures and emergency plans to ensure that continued compliance can be delivered. We issue a detailed action plan and where appropriate can schedule ongoing reviews and audits.