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.
Guidance issued by the Health & Safety Executive in the form of an Approved Code of Practice for implimentation of the DSEAR Regulations
Typically, where pedestrian acces is needed then an example sign might be as shown here.
Storage of Dangerous Substances
Guidance on the quantities of dangerous substances and how to store them safely.
No Smoking Signage.
One must not forget the obvious signs, where these are needed,
Control and Mitigation measures
Guidance on identification of and control measures against potential sources of ignition
Safe Maintenance, Repair and Cleaning Procedures
Guidance on three crucial areas of DSEAR Compliance, namely Maintenance and Repair operations and procedures and essential requirements for cleaning practices
Design of Plant and Equipment
Ever wondered how to design products, processes and systems for use in hazardous areas, then here is where to start
Safe Handling of Combustible Dusts
Guidance on the precautions required against explosions from combustible dust and how best to deal with them
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.