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Training | DSEAR (TBC)

05 December, 2023 9:30AM - 5:30PM

Venue: Online

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) is putting on this detailed training session to support you in complying with Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR).


Course objectives

This half-day session will explain compliance to the legal duties DSEAR places on employers. It includes risk assessment and application of controls to mitigate risks. You will learn to understand controls and identify ATEX equipment.


Course content

Regulatory Requirements – ATEX Directives, DSEAR & EPR
DSEAR Obligations
– Identifying Dangerous Substances– Risk Assessment
– Hazardous Area Classification
– Sources of release

Practical Activities – Review Hazardous Area Drawing
Sources of Guidance
– ACOP, British Standards, IGEM standards
Measures to reduce Risk
– Organisational
– Technical
Practical Activities – Review DSEAR Risk Assessment

Equipment for use in hazardous areas
– Equipment groups
– Equipment certification and marking
– Typical Protection methods – IS, Ex d, Ex n.
– Intrinsically Safe circuits
Periodic Inspection and Maintenance
Practical Activities – Identify uses for example equipment


(The session includes breaks)


Course is intended for

Plant supervisors, maintenance staff and operators.
It is also relevant for Safety and Compliance staff.
ADBA members get a discount, but non-members are still encouraged to attend the course.



David Woolgar BSc CEng MIGEM MCIWEM
David is a chartered gas engineer with over 30 years’ experience in design and operation of anaerobic digestion plants and gas engineering. He is also on Institution of Gas Engineers technical panel updating gas safety guidance.

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) was established in 2009 to represent the UK anaerobic digestion (AD) and bioresources industry and to support the development of a safe, high-performing industry.



Upon completing this course, earn a certificate from ADBA


Questions about the course?

Contact Charlotte Marcel, Technology Strategy Lead at ADBA, at and +44 (0) 203 960 0772

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