DSEAR RISK ASSESSMENTS & HAZARDOUS AREA CLASSIFICATION

DSEAR RISK ASSESSMENTS & HAZARDOUS AREA CLASSIFICATION from R&B Industrial ltd

By: R&B Industrial ltd  02/08/2009
Keywords: Atex, Hazardous Area Classification, dsear risk assessments

Cost effective DSEAR & ATEX assessments and activities. A number of initial DSEAR risk assessment activities can be undertaken by R & B Industrial with the cooperation of your company.   R & B Industrial will carry out Identification and Examination of: 
The dangerous substances in the workplace
The work activities involving those substances 
The ways in which those substances and work activities could produce potential explosive atmospheres.  
If there is no risk to safety from fires and explosions, or the risk is negligible, no further action is needed. If there are risks then employers must consider measures to be taken to comply fully with the requirements of DSEAR.  
The risk assessment process includes: · 
Detailed study of flammable substances and their properties · 
Dust classification and Explosibility testing · 
Hazardous Area Classification exercise  (BS EN 60079-10 & Industry Codes) · 
The likelihood that an explosive atmosphere will occur and its persistence · 
Identify activities, such as maintenance and storage where there is the potential for a high level of risk Electrical and Non-Electrical Equipment Classification · 
Assess the circumstances of the work carried out · 
The likelihood that ignition sources, including electrostatic discharges, will be present and become active and effective · 
Hazardous Area Zoning · 
Clear Drawings of extents of zones. · 
Assess the scale of the potential effects of a fire or an explosion - Evaluation of Risk/Severity  
R&B Industrial can provide or assist with: · 
Planning and Project Management · 
Appropriate  signage and displays. · 
Control of static electricity & discharges, electrostatic earth bonding · 
Selection of certified electrical and mechanical equipment for zoned areas · 
Explosion relief systems to including explosion relief panels, explosion venting systems, explosion suppression, explosion quenching systems· 
Suitable ATEX dust extraction and collection · 
Recommendations and Support  

Keywords: Atex, dsear risk assessments, Hazardous Area Classification