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Case Studies » Haynes Trucks

The challenge

Haynes Trucks maintains diesel, CNG and LNG trucks at its depot in Ashford. A request was made to carry out a review of workshop operations as regards the additional risks posed by the servicing of CNG (compressed natural gas) and LNG (liquefied natural gas) vehicles in compliance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR).

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) impose 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 work processes.

The solution provided

An assessment of the site was completed in compliance with the DSEAR regulations 2002 and overall risk deemed acceptable. However feedback indicated a number of relevant actions including the importance of hazardous area classification; and ensuring integrity checks are part of a planned preventative maintenance programme for the site.

A review of extant references for gaseous fuels was carried out, looking at US, EU and UK safety guidance, and discussed with the client.

A detailed DSEAR report, hazardous zoning plan and series of recommendations was issued to management to ensure sufficient control of DSEAR risks is maintained.