R&B Industrial Ltd can offer full bespoke DSEAR training courses for operators and engineers.

Regulation 9 of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations or DSEAR, requires employers to train their operators of the hazards they may face at work.

R&B Industrial have carried out more than 250 DSEAR Risk Assessments for customers in the UK. Our clients cover a wide range of industries with DSEAR hazards. These include explosive dusts such as wood, tea, flour, food additives, cosmetics and metals as well as explosive liquids/vapours such as distilleries, paint manufacturers, spray booths, biogas and alcohol based cosmetics.

DSEAR training courses can be carried out on site with up to 7 delegates.

Bespoke Training Courses

We offer a one day or half day course for up to 7 operators.

Where possible we will demonstrate the flammability of your products. Using examples from your own DSEAR Assessments to deduce prinicples of safe handling highlighting any issues specific to your site. Tailoring the whole course to your company.

Operator hazards are vastly different in different workplaces. For example, operator precautions when handling explosive dust from tea or wood processing are quite different from explosive vapours around a gin distillery. It is important not to overstate or understate the degree of risk in your workplace.

As part of our bespoke DSEAR course, we will demonstrate your explosion hazard(s), but also compare it with explosion risks in other workplaces.

The intent is that your operators are familiar with their own risk and know how to do their job safely. Using previous DSEAR risk assessments for your workplace, we can tailor the course to highlight and discuss principles of safe handling using specifics from your site.

For your workplace, we can explain signage for your hazardous zones and the embedded protections in your specific processes. These may be process interlocks to a dust collector, explosion isolation valves, enclosures or many others. We will discuss how these tie in with the standard operating procedures (SOP’s) that the operators follow and the need for safe systems of work (SSOW’s) for contractors and maintenance.

We will discuss what they have already encountered and potential ‘what-if’ scenarios they may encounter if the unexpected happens when they are working alone.

The syllabus is flexible to suit your needs but would include:

  • DSEAR Regulations in brief – including Hazardous Area Classification and Risk Assessment
  • Relevant case studies and conclusions/learnings

Course objectives are as follows:

  • Familiarise operators with hazards on site
  • Identify process equipment at risk
  • Working safely in zoned areas
  • Meaning of signage and precautions to take when working alone
  • Safety rationale for existing procedures including PPE
  • How the DSEAR Risk Assessment relates to internal company action plans

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