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DSEAR Awareness

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Our DSEAR will help you gain a greater understanding around how to eliminate and reduce risks, you will learn employees and non-employees should be given information, instruction and training on dangerous substances and what this includes.

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All about this DSEAR course

Our DSEAR course is suitable for anyone working with dangerous substances and in explosive atmospheres.

Throughout this DSEAR course, you will learn what DSEAR is and that it is a health and safety legislation that duty holders such as employers and the self-employed must comply with.

You will also gain a greater knowledge around where DSEAR applies, and that it applies to most work activities in Great Britain where dangerous substances are produced, used or present.

In this course you will acknowledge that DSEAR is the main law that covers dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres. However you will cover the additional applicable health and safety laws relating to DSEAR.

Our DSEAR course will cover the importance of risk assessments and that they examine the hazards in the workplace and evaluate the risk of harm to workers and others.

It then looks at the existing precautions that are in place and determines whether they are sufficient to prevent people from being harmed.

If the risk assessment determines that the precautions are insufficient to reduce the risk of harm, then further action will be required, which will be covered in this course.

At the end of this course you will look at the control, mitigation and general safety measures required by DSEAR and the five safety principles that can be used when working with flammable substances.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Covers all required legislation and practices
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  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to DSEAR – In this unit, you will be introduced to what DSEAR is and will look at why compliance with the regulations is important. You will look at some of the consequences of fire and explosions in the workplace. You will consider where DSEAR applies and what activities are covered. You will explore what dangerous substances are and will look at some examples. You will look at what explosive atmospheres are and will consider where they can be found.
  • Unit 2 – ATEX – In this unit, you will be introduced to what ATEX is and will focus on explosive atmospheres. You will look at the definition of dangerous substances from DSEAR to understand how it relates to explosive atmospheres. You will learn about the two different types of explosive atmosphere: those involving flammable vapours, gases and mists and those involving combustible dust.
  • Unit 3 – Risk assessment – In this unit, you will be introduced to the meanings of hazard and risk. You will look at the meaning of risk assessment and will look at what the law requires. You will consider what constitutes a suitable and sufficient risk assessment. You will consider why risk assessment are important. You will look at legal, moral and financial reasons for why risk assessments should be in place. You will learn about who is responsible for risk assessments and who is competent to complete them.
  • Unit 4 – Risk control – In this unit, you will be introduced to the elimination and substitution of dangerous substances. You will look at the control, mitigation and general safety measures required by DSEAR. You will look at fire safety preventive and protective measures. You will consider how these measures can be used to prevent and protect against fire and explosions. You will learn about the five safety principles that can be used when working with flammable substances.
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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Complete the final quiz

Every course is assessed through a multiple choice quiz. These quizzes use a bank of questions that have multiple options and you need to choose the correct one. You need to answer a specific number of questions correctly to pass the course and get your certificate.

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DSEAR Awareness
£20 + VAT