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Case Studies » LNER

The Challenge

A visit was made to LNER’s Clayhills Service Delivery Deport, Aberdeen, in September 2020 to consider compliance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR), incorporating Amendment 1: June 2015. At the site, LNER undertakes refuelling, maintaining, and stabling to its long distance locomotive hauled services. As part of this the maintenance operations on site utilise flammable gases, liquids and bulk flammable storage.

The Solution provided

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

Certain areas of the site storage and process activities required Hazardous Area Classification and this was identified.

The report provided a clear to follow action plan with suggested timescales for completion that LNER 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 LNER said:

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for the follow up information you supplied today, and the very thorough DSEAR Ra you carried out for our LNER Clayhills Depot in Aberdeen.

Anthony Johnston