DEKRA Process Safety

Practical Aspects of DSEAR Compliance Success

process safety training


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Dates 10/09/19 to 13/09/19
Location Manchester
Included Lunch, Refreshments & Course Notes
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CPD Hours Up to 26 hours
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The flagship four day course from DEKRA Process Safety, Practical Aspects of DSEAR Compliance Success, covers Hazardous Area Classification (HAC), Dust, Gas and Vapour Explosion Hazards, Industrial Electrostatic Hazards and Non-Electrical (Mechanical) Ignition Risk Assessment. The course can be booked as a complete four day package, or as individual/multiple days dependent on personal requirements.


Day 1

  • Legislative background and requirements.
  • Flammability (fire and explosion) properties of materials.
  • Hazardous area classification for gases, vapours and liquids.
  • Hazardous area classification for powders.
  • Selection of new equipment for use in hazardous areas.

Day 2

  • Understanding explosions.
  • Further properties of materials.
  • Prevention of fires and explosions by control of flammable atmospheres and ignition sources.
  • Protection against those explosions which could still occur.

Day 3

  • Fundamentals of static electricity.
  • Properties of materials relevant to static electricity.
  • Systematically assessing electrostatic ignition hazards.
  • Controlling static electricity to avoid fires and explosions.
  • Problems (as distinct from hazards) due to unwanted static electricity in industry.

Day 4

  • Incidents and consequences of unsuitable or poorly maintained equipment.
  • Assessment of mechanical equipment for use in hazardous areas

Learning Outcomes

  • The purpose of EU ATEX Directives and equivalent national regulations.
  • Responsibilities under EU ATEX Directives and equivalent national regulations.
  • Materials data requirements for ATEX assessments.
  • How materials data are obtained and its practical significance.
  • The philosophy of hazardous area classification.
  • How to undertake hazardous area classification for gases, vapours (liquids) and/or powders.
  • How to specify new equipment for use in hazardous areas.
  • About different combustion events and explosions, their characteristics and the hazards they represent.
  • Methods for controlling flammable atmospheres to prevent or reduce fire and explosion hazards.
  • About the range of ignition sources for flammable atmospheres.
  • How to undertake an ignition risk assessment.
  • Methods for controlling ignition sources to prevent or reduce fire and explosion hazards.
  • The fundamental mechanisms of electrostatic charge generation, dissipation and its effects.
  • How to undertake an electrostatic ignition risk assessment.
  • How to control static electricity to prevent or reduce fire and explosion hazards.
  • How to protect against the effects of explosions when control measures may not be fully effective.
  • How to assess non-electrical equipment for use in hazardous areas.
  • How to prepare and maintain documentary evidence of having undertaken the above assessments.

Who will Benefit?

Engineers and engineering managers (and those with similar responsibilities) from companies storing, handling, using or processing flammable liquids, gases and/or powders, including those materials generated as waste streams (e.g. flammable dust collected in a filter). Many operators and senior managers have also benefited from attending this course.

PLEASE NOTE: Units can also be studied separately as single day courses, for more details on this please contact us via email or telephone.

A key aspect to our courses is for our delegates to gain the knowledge and solutions applicable to their own situations, so numbers are capped to ensure we have sufficient time for your feedback and early booking is therefore recommended.

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