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Case Studies » JSM Furniture

The challenge

JSM operate a business that creates and supplies bespoke furniture and kitchens; these are created and sprayed within the workshop. JSM required a DSEAR assessment to be completed at the start of 2015 to cover all areas of the workshops.

The DSEAR survey/assessment was undertaken at the request of the business insurers, Allianz.

The solution provided

From the survey it was evident that there was a need to make a number of improvements across the existing operations to ensure all DSEAR risks were sufficiently controlled. A range of highly flammable paints and thinners are used; albeit in fairly low quantities. Additionally the site produces dusts in some of the processes and these are also combustible and may generate an explosive atmosphere under certain conditions. A key area of advice provided related to findings associated with the impact from flammable substances in areas with an inherent risk of ignition – and which may lead to fire and explosion. While JSM had recently introduced some measures that should significantly reduce the potential for incident, it was necessary to confirm the classification and location of any specific hazardous zones. Segregation of flammable material from potential ignition sources in / around the operations is fundamental to effective control of hazardous substances. A detailed report was provided to management to cover the points above and a risk-based approach was adopted to assist in evaluation of hazardous zone classification in line with DSEAR principles and industry practice.

What JSM Furniture said:

Many thanks for such a quick response and helping to satisfy our Insurers; you have really taken away a big problem for us. I will definitely be recommending MESH to others.

Mariola Zywiecka
JSM Furniture