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The challenge

A request was made by Enzo’s Homes Ltd. to consider compliance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) for the company’s new housing development at Caerleon, Newport.

The housing development footprint extended to circa 3.2 Ha and was to be located on a green field site, which is bordered by a railway line and mixed use (mainly motor trade) neighbours. The areas of interest at the site were:

  • Surface water storage tanks
  • Foul sewers
  • Sewage pumping station

The solution provided

The DSEAR assessment undertaken on behalf on Enzo homes was to form part of the application to Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW) for adoption of the sewage pumping station, under a Section 104 Agreement.

DCWW had requested a PEXA/DSEAR Assessment to be submitted as part of the application in accordance with their pumping station addendum requirements to Sewers of Adoption, 7th Edition.

The assessment of the proposed sewage pumping station was carried out in compliance with the DSEAR regulations 2002. The key risk to the site were naturally occurring gases and also petrol from a near by motor businesses.

In working with the company, it is incumbent on us to provide advice on corrective actions to minimise the impact from hazardous substances. Recognised standards and guidance were used in determining the appropriate status and extent of DSEAR Hazardous Zones for site operations.

All significant findings from the survey were set out in a detailed report, along with recommendations to mitigate fire and explosion hazards or support best practice at the site.

What Enzo Homes said:

MESH provided a highly professional DSEAR service to Enzo Homes. We required an assessment of the proposed sewage pumping station to be carried out in compliance with the DSEAR regulations 2002. These are regulations that our business had little experience of but were vital to the project being undertaken. MESH supported us through the process of submitting an application to Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW) for adoption of the sewage pumping station, under a Section 104 Agreement. The support we received was excellent from start to finish.

Enzo Sauro
Enzo Homes
2016-03-23