If you’ve ever had to conduct a DSEAR risk assessment, you’ll know how much of a daunting task it can be. But, it doesn’t have to be! Our health and safety experts are on hand to conduct a DSEAR risk assessment for your business, removing the hassle and worry and ensuring it’s completed correctly and that your premises is safe from the dangers posed by dangerous and explosive substances.
What Is DSEAR?
DSEAR, or the Dangerous Substances and Explosives Regulations require all employers and self-employed people to control the risks of fire, explosions, and substances corrosive to metals within their workplace to protect themselves, their staff and members of the public.
A dangerous substance is any substance that could potentially cause harm to people by fire, explosion or metal corrosion if the correct control procedures are not in place and strictly followed. Dangerous substances can be found within any workplace and can include things such as solvents, varnishes, flammable gases, dusts and much more!
What Does DSEAR Require?
All employers must ensure that they:
are aware of ALL dangerous substances that are housed, or used, within their workplace and what risks they pose;
ensure adequate control measures are in place to remove or control the risk posed by the dangerous substances;
have adequate controls in place to reduce the effects of any incidents involving dangerous substances;
ensure you have correct plans and procedures in place to protect your staff, members of the public and your business should an emergency situation occur;
keep your staff up to date and fully trained to enforce your control measures and respond correctly to the dangers posed;
identify potential areas with explosive atmospheres within the workplace and prevent ignition sources within those areas.
How Can A DSEAR Assessment Protect Your Business?
Our DSEAR qualified health and safety consultants are here to carry out a DSEAR risk assessment for you, ensuring you gain peace of mind knowing that you are compliant when it comes to DSEAR legislation.