DSEAR Training for Implementing Explosion Safety

Technical and Practical DSEAR Training 

DSEAR is an integrated approach to explosion risk assessment, area classification, equipment selection and consequence mitigation. To manage the implementation of DSEAR it is necessary to understand how area classification integrates with explosion protection levels (EPL’s) to provide an overall acceptable risk level. 

Course Synopsis

This 3-day course is designed to provide personnel with the skills to conduct ATEX, DSEAR and Explosion Safety reviews including Area Classification and Explosion Risk Assessment, ascertain plant explosion safety and compliance with ATEX 137, DSEAR and Mandatory Plant Safety. We will teach you not only how to conduct and area classification, but how area classification integrates with explosion protection levels to provide an overall acceptable risk level. This building integrated approach to both classification and equipment selection and mitigation requirements is vital to both project costs and plant safety, as failure to understand the repercussions of classification can be expensive or even fatal. This course is 3 days classroom theory with many practical examples, Topics covered include: 

  • DSEAR, ATEX 137 and international legislation (the legal framework, HSE ACOPS)
  • Introduction: Understanding risk and ignition and leak frequency relationships
  • Explanation of UKCA, ATEX, NEC and IEC Codes used with Area Classification (Gas and Dust)
  • Dust Explosion Safety
  • IEC/ EN60079-10 IEC/ EN60079-10-1 Standard
  • Area Classification methodologies including calculations, IP15 and ‘Blanket’ Methods.
  • Ignition Risk Assessment (EN1127)
  • Hazards Reduction and removal (safety systems, gas detection, people)
  • Explosion Consequence Analysis & Mitigation
  • Example Safety Case,
  • Documentation for Compliance (DSEAR EPD examples)

The Presenter

The DSEAR training is presented by a Chartered Engineer with 25 years’ experience in this field, he will assure that the course content is relevant and applied with a practical bias.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at safety staff or Health and Safety personal required to conduct area classification and risk assessment for their plant/equipment or consultants/contractors who wish to add area classification and risk assessment to their portfolio.

2022 Course Dates

  • Wrexham, UK:   4th-6th October 2022

Course Cost & Booking

  • Cost: £1800 + VAT per person, includes lunch & refreshments

Please Contact us to book a place on the Course