Course overview

Dangerous substances are present in pretty much all workplaces, and if they aren’t properly handled, can lead to fires and explosions. Dangerous substances and the explosive atmospheres they can create pose a real threat to people’s safety, which is why there is specific legislation in place to ensure working with them is as safe as possible.

It isn’t always possible to entirely remove the risk posed by dangerous substances. But it is possible and necessary to understand those risks and take the necessary steps to control and reduce them. Employers and employees need to understand the requirements laid out in the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations (DSEAR) so they can ensure their workplaces are as safe as possible.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify whether the DSEAR and ATEX apply to your workplace activities to keep you and others safe
  • Identify potential risks in your own workplace and ensure best practice is in place to mitigate them
  • Define your responsibilities as an employee and/or an employer when dealing with dangerous substances and/or explosive atmospheres

Why take this course?

Anyone overseeing or working in an environment where dangerous substances are present needs to be aware of their responsibilities under DSEAR. This course will help employers and employees understand the possible risks and how to eliminate or reduce them..

Course resources

Complete the eModule to gain your certificate (subscription required). 

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DSEAR – eModule
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