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The Challenge

A visit was made to ITM Power Sheffield site in July 2020, to consider compliance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR), incorporating Amendment 1: June 2015. At the site, ITM Power develops and manufactures hydrogen electrolysis generation packaged units for the automotive and transport industries. The key focus of the assessment was on the relocation of its engineering workshop facility to the company’s new manufacturing site . As part of this the engineering operations on site utilise flammable gases, liquids and a hydrogen test area.

The Solution provided

A key focus of the survey was to review the provision and suitability of ventilation and extraction across the various engineering operations and to identify where improvements were required. Further to this areas such as storage, dispensing of materials and potential ignition sources such as by static ignition were explored and discussed in the report.

With the report focussed at the Engineering workshops the assessment covered surface preparation, finishing equipment, dust extraction and collection systems, to identify requirements for Hazardous Area Classification and engineering and organisational controls.

The report provided a clear to follow action plan with suggested timescales for completion that ITM Power could work to. Importantly the report covers all key parts of the DSEAR hierarchy of controls: reduction of quantities, minimisation of release, minimisation of hazardous areas through ventilation, minimisation of ignition sources, etc.

What ITM Power said:

I would just like to comment on the level of detail and expertise within the document is phenomenal and a great read, I would again like to thank you for dealing with our DSEAR requirements and think your services will defiantly be used with us in the near future.

Luke Shaw
ITM Power