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DSEAR Training Course

DSEAR Training Course cert

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£25.00 +VAT per person

Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 15 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Course Duration: 30 Minutes
  • CPD Points: 1

This DSEAR Training course introduces the potential harm of working with Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres. Become aware of the responsibilities to confidently identify the dangers and successfully perform a risk assessment in accordance with the current regulations.

This course looks at why the DSEAR regulation is important in protecting the health, safety and lives of workers and members of the public. It looks at what risk assessments should be in place and how a risk assessment should be tailored to suit dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres. Also, the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as well as employee and employer responsibilities.

  • Work towards compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
  • Train online at your own pace with a full audio voiceover
  • Assured by RoSPA & Accredited by CPD
  • Certificate on successful completion
  • Course duration: 30 minutes
  • Unlimited resits at no cost

Who is this Online DSEAR Training for?

An ideal course for any working activity that involves the production, handling and use of dangerous substances. Examples of these working environments could be but not limited to are industrial and commercial premises, construction sites, quarries and mines and also locations where people are carrying out work, i.e on public and private roads.

If you are an employer then it is your duty to assess the risk of fires and explosions potentially occuring at the workplace caused by dangerous substances, either by eliminating the threat or to reduce the risk to a reasonably practicable level.

DSEAR Training Certification

Our entire library of training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as adhering to the universally recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This training course and it's content has also been assured by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Upon passing the online assessment you will have the options to both print and download your DSEAR Training Certificate in PDF format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.

Furthermore, a QR code is displayed on each certificate which when scanned by a smartphone links to our certification database. This allows employers, auditors and local authority inspectors, for example, to establish a certificates validity instantly and at any time.

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Course Aim

The aim of this DSEAR course is to provide a good level of knowledge on what Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations 2002, (DSEAR) is and how it is put in place to help protect and prevent hazards to health when working with harmful substances or explosive atmospheres.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this DSEAR course, you should be able to:

  • Identify what DSEAR stands for
  • Recognise the dangers of explosive atmospheres
  • Differentiate between CAD and ATEX
  • List some activities covered by DSEAR
  • Identify legislations related to DSEAR
  • List how explosions may occur
  • Identify some employee and employer responsibilities
  • Name the 3 elements of the ‘fire triangle’
  • List what DSEAR requires employers to do
  • List the 5 steps to conducting a risk assessment
  • Identify what a safety data sheet is and when it should be used
  • Recognise the information that should be stated on a safety data sheet
  • Identify how to store hazardous substances safely
  • Identify the preventative measures that can be taken to avoid hazards to health
  • Identify how to use chemicals safely
  • Recognise how workwear is important in preventing explosions
  • Identify what ‘zones’ are
  • List some emergency procedures that should be in place

Training Course Content

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • An Introduction to DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres)

    This section introduces the learner to the course and looks at a brief history of dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres.

  • Module 1 - Employee and Employer Duties

    This section of the course concentrates on who DSEAR applies to, what activities are covered by DSEAR, the repercussions from working with dangerous substances or in potentially explosive atmospheres if accidents occur and what the employee and employer responsibilities are when it comes to DSEAR within the workplace.

  • Module 2 - Dangerous Substances and Explosions

    This section of the course covers the different types of dangerous substances, for example, chemicals and dusts, and how explosions may occur via ignition. It also looks at the fire triangle, which is important to understand in removing an element to extinguish a fire.

  • Module 3 - Risk Assessments and Preventative Measures

    In this final section, you will cover the importance of risk assessments, and what should be included within a DSEAR specialised risk assessment. It also looks at cause and effect considerations when examining potential situations surrounding dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres. This section also looks at what safety data sheets are, and how they should be used.


On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 15 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.

The assessment will be marked instantly and so you will know straight away if you have passed or not. If you don't pass first time there's no need to worry. Unlimited resits at absolutely no additional charge are available so you can retake the assessment again as many times as you need to.

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Please note: For organisations ordering 10 or more units of training there is an option to pay via invoice. Contact the office on 01482 861 040 and we can process your order over the telephone.

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Accessing the Training Course

Now you have completed your order we will email you a Receipt along with a second email titled ‘Online Course Registration Details’. This will contain all the information you will need to register a user on the Training Course. Emails are sent within minutes of a completed transaction so as soon as you complete your order you will receive your confirmation emails straight away.

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Registering on the Training Course

The Online Course Registration Details will contain a Course Code and a unique Course Activation Key – these can be used to create a user account and access the Training Course. Follow the instructions to get up and running on the course.

Please note: If you have ordered more than one course you will receive multiple Course Activation Keys in the Course Registration email.

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Once you have passed the assessment your certificate will be immediately available to print and download in PDF Format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.

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Customer Support

Have further questions, or need some support? Our team is on hand to help you every step of the way – from checking out on the website, gaining access to the course, and downloading your certificate. Call a member of the team on 01482 861 040 or email us on support@train4academy.co.uk and we will be happy to help you along the way.

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Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 15 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Course Duration: 30 Minutes
  • CPD Points: 1

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