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Document ID (ISN)102164
CIS number 03-1347
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2202-9
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Approved Code of Practice and Guidance L137
Health and Safety Executive
Title Safe maintenance, repair and cleaning procedures - 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, 18p. 24 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 the workplace. This approved code of practice on safe maintenance, repair and cleaning procedures is part of a series intended to help enterprises in the implementation of DSEAR. Contents: assessment of risks (dangerous substances as a result of work activity); elimination or reduction of risks from dangerous substances (eliminating dangerous substances from plant and work areas, systems of work, permits to work, activities involving hot work).
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; United Kingdom; plant safety organization; cleaning; major hazards; maintenance and repair
Descriptors (secondary) fire hazards; sparks; explosion hazards; explosive atmospheres; prevention of access; safety guides; hazard evaluation; legislation; comment on law; welding and cutting; permits-to-work; restricted areas
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) Cleaning work
Major hazards