Hazardous area classification – Buxton, 9 June 2016

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HSL is to run a 1 day course on Hazardous Area Classification.

9 June 2016


The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations
(DSEAR) require that areas where accidental releases of dangerous
substances could occur are identified and classified according to
the likelihood of the formation of a flammable atmosphere. Within
classified areas sources of ignition should be controlled. This
course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge to carry
out straightforward hazardous area classification in accordance
with commonly used standards or to act as an intelligent customer
when contracting others to deliver this role.

The course covers

  • The classification of hazardous substances
  • The relevance of the physical/chemical properties of gases,
    liquids, dusts and mists to area classification
  • The classification of hazardous areas by zone, including the
    concept of a zone of negligible extent (NE)
  • How ventilation is taken into account when determining the
    hazardous zone and the concept of Vz
  • A recently developed scientific approach to area
  • The national and international standards and guidance commonly
    used in area classification including practical examples of their
  • The selection and identification of equipment for use in
    hazardous areas

Who should attend

This course is suitable for all those who may be asked to carry
out hazardous area classification as part of a DSEAR assessment
including process safety and electrical engineers and health and
safety practitioners.


The course will be run at the HSL laboratory in the spa town of
Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good
links to mainline train stations and Manchester International

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk


The cost of the course is £495 per person (includes course
notes, lunch and refreshments).

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Please note the invoice option is not available within 4
weeks of the course date, or for overseas customers.

For further dates and additional information email: training@hsl.gsi.gov.uk
or contact the Training Conferences Unit
at HSL directly on +44 (0)1298 218806.

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