Human Resources

Health and Safety

Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) 2002

Substances covered by the regulations are materials which are:

  • Flammable
  • Explosive
  • Oxidising

Summary of duties of the University under DSEAR

  1. Carry out a risk assessment of any work activities involving dangerous substances
  2. Provide measures to eliminate or reduce risks as far as is reasonably practicable
  3. Provide equipment and procedures to deal with accidents and emergencies
  4. Provide information and training to employees
  5. Classify places where explosive atmospheres may occur into zones and mark the zones where necessary

Flammable and Dangerous Substances (DSEAR) Policy [Acrobat (.pdf) - 105KB Tue, 18 Jan 2011 13:42:00 GMT]

Technical Guidance Note - CHM02: Risk Phrases [Acrobat (.pdf) - 97.7KB Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:00 BST]

Technical Guidance Note - CHM03: Safety Phrases [Acrobat (.pdf) - 229KB Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:00 BST]

Technical Guidance Note - CHM05: Basic Procedures for Handling, Storing and Using Chemicals [Acrobat (.pdf) - 67.2KB Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:00 BST]

Technical Guidance Note - CHM06: Relative Vapour Density [Acrobat (.pdf) - 34.8kb Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:00:00 BST]

Technical Guidance Note - CHM07: Flammable Liquids [Acrobat (.pdf) - 129KB Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:00 BST]

Technical Guidance Note -CHM09: Globally Harmonised System of Labelling [Acrobat (.pdf) - 295kb Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:10:00 BST]

Technical Guidance Note - CHM10: Hazard Statements [Acrobat (.pdf) - 228kb Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:16:00 BST]

Technicial Guidance Note - CHM11: Precautionary Statements [Acrobat (.pdf) - 143kb Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:21:00 BST]