Flammable and Toxic

shutterstock_607385-copyHazRes has clients in the oilfield (on and off-shore), refining, petrochemical, chemical and metal manufacture as well as other more usual industries such as the paint industry which has potential hazards associated with flammable gases and vapours and/or toxic materials. They can be found in nearly all workplaces and include such things as solvents, paints, varnishes and flammable gases, such as liquid petroleum gas (LPG).

HazRes provides a range of services to help clients identify, quantify and manage the hazards and risks associated with flammable and toxic materials in their process. The following are some of HazRes’ services that apply to clients with flammable and toxic material concerns, especially relating to risk assessments and analyses.

DSEAR and ATEX Consultancy Services

HazRes has expertise and a proven track record in assisting clients to meet DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosion Atmosphere Regulations (2002)). DSEAR is the UK implementation of two defined European Union directives, namely ATEX 137 and the Chemical Agents Directive (CAD).

DSEAR puts duties on employers and the self-employed to protect people from risks to their safety from fires, explosions and similar events in the workplace, this includes members of the public who may be put at risk by work activity. HazRes can supply you with either single services or a total service package to help and assist you to become DSEAR compliant.

The following are a non exclusive list of HazRes ATEX and DSEAR services:

  • DSEAR Gap Analysis and Verification Audits
  • Hazardous Area Classification Studies
  • Equipment Inspection, Auditing & Specification
  • Provision of Key Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Explosion Protection Documents
  • DSEAR Risk Assessment
  • DSEAR Training

Flammable and Toxic Consequence Modelling.

HazRes employs consequence modelling techniques and methodologies that provide quantifiable outcomes of an accidental or malicious release of a toxic and/or flammable material. By simulating accident scenarios, we can produce information for emergency planning, regulatory compliance, risk analysis and comparison or mitigation and hardening techniques.

Outcomes may include the width, height and shape of a dispersing toxic vapour cloud, the downwind distance to a toxic endpoint, such as ERPG or IDLH values, the distance the cloud will travel and be within the flammability limits or the distance to hazardous levels of heat radiation from jet fires and pool fires.
Explosion and Fire Hazard Consequence Modelling.

HazRes’ consultants work to identify and understand client’s explosion hazards by predicting such effects as blast loads and fragment generation, and devising prevention, mitigation and protection strategies.

We use a number of advanced predictive models and technology, ranging from vapour cloud explosion blast wave prediction methodologies to sophisticated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and hydrodynamic codes.

If you would like more information relating to HazRes services in helping you deal with flammable and toxic material concerns, please contact on of HazRes’ consultants to discuss your requirements informally on +44 (0) 845 838 2026. Furthermore, please contact us requesting HazRes’ information sheet on our DSEAR and ATEX consultancy services.

Get in touch!

General Telephone No.:
+44 (0) 845 838 2026

Sheffield Office Telephone No.:
+44 (0) 114 399 7085

Aberystwyth Office Telephone No.:
+44 (0) 1970 625 815