Successful completion of this three day course and workshop will leave attendees able to verify risk assessments and zoning for atmospheres where flammable dust, gas & vapour are present.
It covers DSEAR legislation, sources of release, risk assessment and hazardous area zoning for gas and vapour atmospheres and ATEX equipment. Learning exercises and opportunities to discuss and develop the subject matter form an important part of the course.
ATEX (Appareils destinés à être utilisés en ATmosphères EXplosibles) identifies what equipment and work environment is allowed in an explosive atmosphere.
It is the common name given to EU directives aimed at improving the health and safety protection of workers potentially at risk when working in explosive atmospheres.
The UK government’s DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres) legislation requires employers to control risks to safety from fire, explosions and substances corrosive to metals.
This course has been developed and delivered by BRE’s world-class team of experts. https://www.bre.co.uk/fire
Day 1: Dust explosion risk assessment and hazardous area training
What is a dust explosion?
Hazardous area zoning.
Risk assessment: Hazard identification, typical ignition sources, evaluation, mitigation measures
Day 2: Gas/vapour explosion and hazardous area zoning
What is a gas explosion? Gas and vapour explosion/video
Hazardous area zoning: sources and estimation of release
Hazardous area zoning: determination of zone
Day 3: Gas explosion risk assessment
Risk assessment: Hazard identification, typical ignition sources, evaluation, mitigation measures.
ATEX approved electrical and mechanical equipment
Typical DSEAR report layout
Workshop to discuss specific issues/Q&A
Managerial staff or other personnel who are required to undertake risk assessments for potentially explosive dust, gas & vapour atmospheres and meet the ACOP definition of a ‘competent person’ who can verify the risk assessment and zoning.
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