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Case Studies » Darlington Borough Council

DSEAR Risk Assessments Ltd was commissioned in 2023 to undertake a DSEAR review of the process operations at Darlington Borough Council site in Allington Way.

The site operations included a range of items that require assessment under DSEAR. Including bulk storage, compressed gases and dust creating operations.

DSEAR imposes a requirement to eliminate or reduce risks to safety from fire, explosion or other events arising from the hazardous properties of any dangerous substance used in connection with a work process

The solution provided An assessment of compliance with the DSEAR regulations 2002 was carried and overall risk deemed acceptable, when some actions related to explosion protection and procedures are implemented.

These actions included areas such as:

  • Improving controls around compressed gas & flammable storage
  • Implementation of hazardous area classifications identified in the report
  • Improving mechanical protection systems
  • Implement routine maintenance/inspection checks
  • A review of procedures and training
  • Signage and other procedural controls.

The above were clearly laid out in a detailed report for management to implement improvements in line with the priorities identified in the action plan.