DSEAR Risk Assessment

Working around hazardous substances and explosive atmospheres? Increase your team’s awareness, identify the hazards in your workplace and manage them in line with the existing DSEAR regulations, with our risk assessment, training and support service.

Our qualified DSEAR health and safety experts are here to support you in achieving DSEAR compliance with a full range of DSEAR services, including DSEAR Risk Assessment, DSEAR Training, Zones Classification and more. Speak to us today to get a quote for your bespoke DSEAR package.


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DSEAR with Spiers

With more than 20 years of experience in safety engineering, we have a team of experienced DSEAR specialists who will take the time to understand your business and your team to create a compliance package designed to fit your needs.

We offer a high-quality bespoke service that is tailor-made to ensure that you get the best value for your money. From carrying out a DSEAR risk assessment to offering comprehensive training to your team and identifying dangers in the workplace with a hazardous area classification, our engineering team can assist you in all areas of your DSEAR compliance efforts.

Our service covers the entire UK, so we can come to you wherever your business is. Get in touch with us and begin your DSEAR compliance journey today!

Our Services

  • DSEAR inspection and risk assessment
  • Hazardous Area Classification
  • Hazardous Area Drawing(s) by CAD software
  • Equipment specification for ATEX ratings
  • Consequence modelling – fire/explosion modelling
  • DSEAR in ‘design’ – plant and equipment layouts. HAZOP/HAZID
  • DSEAR in ‘production and operations’
  • DSEAR training
  • Emergency planning and arrangements
  • Ongoing support and advice

What is DSEAR?

A comprehensive guide to DSEAR regulations

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Why is a DSEAR risk assessment important?

Ensuring DSEAR compliance is your legal duty as a business owner if your business includes significant risks from explosive atmospheres or dangerous substances. However, beyond that, it is your moral responsibility to protect your employees from harm that could have been prevented. The most efficient way to achieve your desired levels of workplace health and safety in an environment where hazardous substances are present is to conduct a DSEAR risk assessment.

Accidents caused by dangerous substances can result in serious damage to your business both financially and to your reputation. Also, fires and explosions in the workplace can lead to major physical injuries and even death. A DSEAR risk assessment puts you in control of the situation and enables you to prevent such tragedies by making you aware of all preventable risks and finding adequate control measures to minimise those.

Having gained DSEAR risk awareness, you can take corrective action including technical measures and putting procedures in place. Plus, it can help you identify gaps in the DSEAR knowledge within your organisation so that you can ensure the correct DSEAR training is provided.

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Helping you fulfil your DSEAR responsibilities

According to the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations (DSEAR) 2002, as a business owner, you are required by law to ensure all health and safety risks are correctly identified and managed to protect your employees, visitors and anyone else who has access to your business premises from potential harm.

Our experienced DSEAR consultants, here at Spiers Associates, can help you fulfil all your responsibilities as an employer under DSEAR, including:

  • Identify DSEAR risks via a DSEAR inspection and risk assessment
  • Identify and classify hazardous areas in your workplace
  • Ensure the appropriate DSEAR signage is present
  • Ensure your plant is ATEX certified as per the legal requirements
  • Implement emergency procedures to control potential risks
  • Provide DSEAR/ATEX training to your staff and engineers

Contact Us

Our team of professional safety engineers and DSEAR consultants at Spiers are ready to assist you with becoming ATEX and DSEAR compliant, so get in touch with us via email or give us a call to discuss our DSEAR risk assessment, training and consultation service.

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What are DSEAR inspections and risk assessments?

A DSEAR inspection and risk assessment is a procedure designed to identify, evaluate, and recommend risk controls to achieve health and safety objectives. These controls reduce risks that can result in fires, explosions, and metal corrosion caused by hazardous substances in the workplace.

How often should you carry out a DSEAR risk assessment?

Carrying out a DSEAR assessment allows you to ensure compliance with the relevant DSEAR regulations and must be performed by trained safety officers. Although the law doesn’t give a definite answer as to how often you must carry out a DSEAR risk assessment, the recommendation is at least every 3-5 years. You should also perform another assessment whenever changes in the workplace could potentially result in new risks.

What does the DSEAR risk assessment include?

As part of the risk assessment, our trained engineers will identify all hazardous substances present in your workplace, including fuel, flammable liquids, chemical waste and gases. We will also highlight any explosive atmospheres – areas where an explosion could occur if a source of ignition was introduced.

Once the DSEAR risks are identified, our engineers will assess them and we will propose procedures to implement to control those risks. We will also give recommendations as to whether your staff requires any additional DSEAR training or DSEAR awareness courses.

What is a DSEAR zone?

A DSEAR zone is an area that has been identified as hazardous during the course of a DSEAR risk assessment. Those areas are then classified and analysed to identify the type of risk and the likelihood of its occurrence.