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Explosive atmospheres

The topic of Explosive Atmospheres is concerned with:


The key benchmark technical standards relating to these sub-topics are listed in the EC & I Operational Delivery Guide.

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) require employers to put control measures in place to either remove fire and explosion risks or, where this is not possible, control them. Where explosion risks cannot be removed, electrical sources of ignition should be managed by:

Technical Standards and Guidance


Technical Standards

Refer to theĀ  COMAH Competent Authority EC & I Operational Delivery Guide

Industry Publications

HSE Guidance

Other information

Related COMAH Competent Authority Operational Delivery Guides

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Updated: 2014-12-22