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14.03.2016 Understanding the implications of ATEX/DSEAR regulations

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich, UK, is running its popular one-day course ‘Dust explosions: how to demonstrate DSEAR/ATEX compliance’ on 6 April 2016 at its premises in Chatham, Kent. This course gives an introduction to the subject and the simple measures that can be taken to reduce the hazard of a dust explosion. It includes a brief overview of current legislation and the safety precautions required to demonstrate compliance and provide a safe working environment for employees.
UK legislation introduced in 2002 - the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) - rationalised workplace assessment for fire and explosion hazard identification, and methods of prevention or mitigation. 
Participants will learn:
UK dust explosion statistics 
What is an explosion? 
Standard explosion tests 
Generic vs. actual test data 
Hazardous area zoning – 20, 21 and 22 
Fundamentals of DSEAR risk assessment 
Explosion prevention and protection methods.
Places are limited so early booking is recommended:
Dust explosions can cause fatalities as well as destruction of an entire plant

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