DSEAR Guidance - UK DSEAR ATEX 14/34/EU - Explosive Atmospheres Regulations, training and assessment

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DSEAR - UK Helath & Safety Guidance

Listed below are the main health & safety approved codes of practice for the UK, they are available from the Health & Safety Executive, www.hse.gov.uk, or the Health & Safety Laboratory, www.hsl.gov.uk, if you need further guidance on the applicability of these documents or understanding the implications of the DSEAR Regulations then just contact us and we will assist you further.

Typical sinage and informtion.

The various areas within a DSEAR Site must be appropriately identified and signage must be in use where personnel have access to hazardous areas.

DSEAR 2002 ACOP - General Requirements

Guidance issued by the Health & Safety Executive in the form of an Approved Code of Practice for implimentation of the DSEAR Regulations

Pedstrian Access

Typically, where pedestrian acces is needed then an example sign might be as shown here.

No Smoking Signage.

One must not forget the obvious signs, where these are needed,

Safe Handling of Combustible Dusts

Guidance on the precautions required against explosions from combustible dust and how best to deal with them

Product Standards ATEX

Essential health and safety requirements: equipment, protective systems and safety devices must satisfy the relevant essential health and safety requirements set out in Annex C

Example Marking (ATEX Mark)

All equipment certified under the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC, must be appropriately marked, and the main identification symbol which must be placed on the equipment is shown opposite.

This must be followed by the appropriate code for the type or environment where the equipment can be used.

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