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Document ID (ISN)102163
CIS number 03-1346
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2201-0
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Approved Code of Practice and Guidance L136
Health and Safety Executive
Title Control and mitigation measures - Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 - Approved code of practice and guidance
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Oct. 2003. vi, 25p. 52 ref. Price: GBP 9.50.
Abstract The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) (see CIS 03-1035) are concerned with the protection of workers against fires, explosions and similar events arising from the presence of dangerous substances in he workplace. This approved code of practice on control and mitigation measures is part of a series intended to help enterprises in the implementation of DSEAR. Contents: assessment of risks (release of dangerous substances, ignition sources, separation); elimination or reduction of dangerous substances (ventilation, control of ignition, separation). Appendices define and explain the concepts of "fire resistance" and "fire reaction".
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; United Kingdom; plant safety organization; major hazards; fire prevention; explosion prevention
Descriptors (secondary) fire hazards; sources of ignition; explosion hazards; explosive atmospheres; safety guides; ventilation; hazard evaluation; legislation; comment on law; initiation of explosions
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Major hazards