1 day awareness level course suitable for anyone new or needs an overview of DSEAR and ATEX 137 governing safe working in hazardous areas, in addition to how to effectively manage risks within potentially explosive atmospheres. 

This course can be run at your site or at a convenient venue and we can even tailor the course for a specific site/business.


  • Introduction
  • Ex Terminology, Flammable Materials, and Explosion Fundamentals
  • DSEAR Legislative Overview | An introduction to the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR UK SI 2776)
  • Hazardous Area Workplace Risk Assessment and the Principles of Area Classification | An introduction to the tools applied to implement effective risk management within potentially explosive atmospheres
  • Introduction to Ex Equipment Explosion Protection Concepts | An overview of the methods of protection applied to electrical and non-electrical equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres
  • Ex Equipment Markings, Interpretation and Selection | How to interpret explosion protection documentation and select equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres
  • Managing Risk and Demonstrating Compliance, Effective EPD Development

All course attendees receive a detailed course manual for reference.