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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.

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

Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres approved code of practice - Safe handling of combustible dust

Safe Handling of Combustible Dusts

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

ATEX Guide

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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