The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations 2002 require employers to control the risks to safety from fire, explosions and substances corrosive to metals. Dangerous substances can put peoples’ safety at risk from fire, explosion and corrosion of metal.
DSEAR puts duties on employers and the self-employed to protect people from these risks to their safety in the workplace, and to members of the public who may be put at risk by work activity.
Employers should check that measures are in place before beginning any new work activity or processes and recheck arrangements periodically.
What are dangerous substances?
Dangerous substances are any substances used or present at work that could, if not properly controlled, cause harm to people as a result of a fire or explosion or corrosion of metal. They can be found in nearly all workplaces and include such things as solvents, paints, varnishes, flammable gases, such as liquid petroleum gas (LPG), dusts from machining and sanding operations, dusts from foodstuffs, pressurised gases and substances corrosive to metal.
KeloScape can make sure you comply with legislation by carrying out DSEAR risk assessments on smaller installations or process operations and conducting DSEAR assessment reviews.
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