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Hazardous Area Classification

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HSL is to run a 1 day course on Hazardous Area Classification.

8 June 2017

Introduction

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) require that areas where accidental releases of dangerous substances could occur are identified and classified according to the likelihood of the formation of a flammable atmosphere. Within classified areas sources of ignition should be controlled. This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge to carry out straightforward hazardous area classification in accordance with commonly used standards or to act as an intelligent customer when contracting others to deliver this role.

The course covers     CPD Certified

  • The classification of hazardous substances
  • The relevance of the physical/chemical properties of gases, liquids, dusts and mists to area classification
  • The classification of hazardous areas by zone, including the concept of a zone of negligible extent (NE)
  • How ventilation is taken into account when determining the hazardous zone and the concept of Vz
  • A recently developed scientific approach to area classification
  • The national and international standards and guidance commonly used in area classification including practical examples of their use
  • The selection and identification of equipment for use in hazardous areas

Who should attend

This course is suitable for all those who may be asked to carry out hazardous area classification as part of a DSEAR assessment including process safety and electrical engineers and health and safety practitioners.

Venue

The course will be run at the HSL laboratory in the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk

Cost

The cost of the course is £600 per person (includes course notes, lunch and refreshments).

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For further dates and additional information email: training@hsl.gsi.gov.uk or contact the Training & Conferences Unit
at HSL directly on +44 (0)1298 218806.

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