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Explosive atmospheres in the workplace can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts. Explosions can cause loss of life and serious injuries as well as significant damage.


This course provides information regarding explosive atmospheres and ATEX. The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) requires employers to control the risks to people's safety from fire and explosions.


This DSEAR training course provides you with a full introduction to the requirements of the regulations and will ensure you understand the risks from dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres, specifically relating to vehicle workshops and ELV depollution activities. This course shows you the importance of carrying out a workplace risk assessment, and the most suitable workplace control measures to be considered in controlling and mitigating risk.


This course includes:

  • What DSEAR is and how this legislation applies to the motor vehicle, vehicle depollution and dismantling industry.

  • The specific activities associated with the ELV role which have the potential to create an explosion.

  • The specific activities associated with the ELV role which have the potential to provide an ignition source for an explosive atmosphere.

  • Exploring those hazards that ELV operators, vehicle technicians and dismantlers, are likely to face at work and the typical controls implemented in order to manage the risks posed by those hazards.

  • Employer and employee responsibilities relating to explosive atmospheres, flammable chemicals and pressurised gases.

  • How ATEX legislation manages the risk associated with explosive atmospheres.

Explosive Atmospheres and DSEAR

SKU: ELV-5150-010
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  • eLearning Course Certificate

    - Upon successfully completing this training course, you'll recieve a PDF certificate of completion that you can download and print for your records.


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    - A programme built around the IMI's newly launched National Occupational Standards.

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