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Hazardous Area Classification for Gases and Liquids

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05 November 2019

Other available dates: email us to book

13 February 2020

HSE runs three different courses to help employers comply with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR).  These have been revised and updated for 2019:

While there is some overlap between the courses delegates can attend one or more courses depending on which area of DSEAR they are interested in.

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 and mists to area classification
  • The classification of hazardous areas by zone, including the concept of a zone of negligible extent (NE)
  • The importance of ventilation in area classification and the concept of Vz
  • The Quadvent approach to area classification
  • The national and international standards and guidance commonly used in area classification including practical examples of their use
  • An introduction to equipment for use in explosive atmospheres

Who should attend

This course is suitable for 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.

This course is suitable for those who require a more detailed understanding of the process of hazardous area classification 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 £650 per person (includes course notes, lunch and refreshments).

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Please note the invoice option is not available within 4 weeks of the course date, or for overseas customers.  If you are selecting the invoice option for payment, it will be mandatory to input a purchase order/reference number as we are unable to process booking forms without this.


For further dates and additional information email: hsetraining@hse.gov.uk or contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203 028 3704.

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