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DSEAR Training Course

DSEAR Training Course Online
£25 +VAT

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) require employers to control the risks to people's safety from fire and explosions whilst at work.

This DSEAR training course provides a complete introduction to the regulations so that employers and employees understand their responsibilities in regards to health and safety and feel competent to carry out a risk assessment and put suitable control measures in place.

  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Approved by RoSPA
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who Should Take This DSEAR Course?

This course is suitable for workers of all levels who are required to understand DSEAR as part of their job role, in particular those whose work activities involve the use, handling or production of dangerous substances. The course is written at an entry-level, requiring no prerequisite training and making it suitable for all employees.


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On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course Content

Module Description
1 DSEAR What is DSEAR, why is compliance important, what are dangerous substances and which activities are covered by DSEAR.
2 ATEX What is ATEX, what is an explosive atmosphere, hazard zones, employer responsibilities and personal protective equipment.
3 Risk Assessment What is a risk assessment, identifying the hazards, deciding who may be harmed, evaluating the risks, implementing controls, recording findings, reviewing and updating, employee training and emergency procedures.
4 Controlling the Risks Fire safety, flammable liquids, petroleum safety, acetylene safety, celluloid, flammable dusts and flammable gases.

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Aims of the Training Course

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand which work activities are covered by DSEAR.
  • Have knowledge of which substances and atmospheres are classified as 'dangerous' or 'explosive'.
  • Understand what is covered by ATEX.
  • Know how to undertake, and what to consider in, a DSEAR risk assessment.
  • Develop an awareness of some appropriate control measures for dangerous substances.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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