Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres
The main objective of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) is to protect people from risks to their safety from fires, explosions and similar events in the workplace.
All health and safety risks associated with the use of dangerous substances must be assessed. These risks must eliminated so far as is reasonably practicable. Where the risk cannot be eliminated other control measured are to be applied.
Duties and Responsibilties
Heads of DepartmentResponsible for ensuring that
- suitable and sufficient risk assessments are undertaken.
- any control measures and emergency arrangements are implemented.
- sufficient information, instruction and training is provided.