DSEAR Risk Assessments

We have provided expert support for DSEAR Risk Assessments throughout the UK.

UCM Magnesia
Dowding & Mills
Unipart Eberspachers
R&R Ice Cream
Finsbury Food Group

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A quick summary of why you should talk to MESH

Need help understanding the complexities of DSEAR and what you may need to do to comply? We have exceptional expertise and experience to take on your problems and identify cost effective solutions for your business. The benefits to you are that you will have one less thing to worry about; will have a simple plan of action to follow to keep your business safe and will save your valuable resources. Give your business a competitive edge by being one step ahead.

MESH has consistently helped companies like yours across the UK to understand where and how they can make any necessary improvements to reduce their DSEAR risks. Over the last 4 years we have completed over 150 assessments across the UK (including Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England) and in 2016 have continued to provide on average 3-4 assessments per month.

In 2016 I contacted MESH to conduct a DSEAR assessment at our Plastic injection moulding site in Manchester. From the first point of contact we found everyone polite, professional and inviting. The expertise and professionalism of the consultant who attended was exemplary with through explanation of the whole process. The report was received within a timely manner and was one of the best DSEAR reports I have had. The report was easily understood and recommendations set out to enable us to work through improvement. We will definitely be returning in the future.

Samantha Thirling
HSE Officer

We believe you should expect exceptional expertise at a sensible price. Unlike some of our main competitors we don`t charge hugely inflated prices - see our guide to fair pricing for DSEAR assessments. This does not mean we provide a cheap option; but at MESH we guarantee you won`t get ripped off as our pricing is fair and we always stick by the price quoted.

We guarantee to provide you with expert advice and cost-effective solutions that are proportionate to your DSEAR risks. For evidence of DSEAR risk assessments work we've done for businesses like yours then please see what our customers say and  some of our case studies.  We would also welcome you to read some of our blogs about DSEAR.

 For additional information read our short guide - "What needs to be considered as part of your DSEAR/ATEX assessment?"


We work for clients throughout the UK and you can contact us via the office most local to you

About DSEAR Risk Assessments

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DSEAR is concerned with protection of all persons at risk of fire, explosion and similar events arising due to use or presence of dangerous substances in the workplace. Is this is something you need reviewed in your business and do you have the competence to identify the risks?

DSEAR embodies the risk assessment concept that underpins European Union driven health & safety legislation to protect workers from potential fire and explosion risks due to the presence of dangerous substances.

Where the likelihood of fire and explosion risk is identified due to use of a dangerous substance, DSEAR requires that a formal risk assessment is then carried out and recorded. It also requires that risk should be eliminated or reduced; that procedures and equipment be available to deal with emergencies; and, that employees be provided with appropriate information and training.

Importantly, this includes classification of areas where hazardous explosive atmospheres may occur into zones - depending upon likelihood of an explosive atmosphere and its persistence. Areas that are classified into zones must be protected from sources of ignition and recognised entry points must be marked with a specified ‘EX’ sign – though this is only appropriate where the ‘EX’ sign is of benefit in reducing the risk.

This includes “materials or preparations that are classified as explosive, oxidising, extremely flammable, highly flammable or flammable in terms of the Chemicals (Hazard Information & Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2002 (CHIP)”. Suppliers MUST provide comprehensive safety data sheets & classification for all such hazardous materials.

Hence DSEAR complements general requirements to manage risk under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations and addresses immediate risk to personal safety from dangerous substances, as opposed to potential exposure / health risks addressed by COSHH. 

The impact of DSEAR should not therefore be significant where good practices exist but it is concerned with the harmful physical effects from thermal radiation (burns), over-pressure effects (blast injuries) and oxygen depletion effects (asphyxiation) arising from fire or explosion.

Our satisfaction guarantee

MESH clients are happy clients and provide testimonials to back this up. We provide highly professional DSEAR services that guarantee you peace of mind when following our guidance; as it will provide you with a workplace safe from explosive atmospheres. This will mean you never have to worry about a visit from the HSE. Our guarantee is that, in the unlikely event of any negative contact from the HSE, we will be available (free) to support you in your response. All we ask is that you have followed and implemented the DSEAR recommendations that we make as part of our work for you.



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Off Fire Risk Assessment

If you also need Fire risk assessments completed and we can carry this out as part of a DSEAR site visit.



Your Options

MESH can offer a full DSEAR compliance survey and associated risk assessment options to organisations throughout the UK:

1. We undertake a full DSEAR survey and produce the relevant DSEAR compliant risk assessments to cover your operations.

2. We undertake a full DSEAR survey as above, and follow this up with an onsite presentation to management.

3. We undertake a full DSEAR survey as above, and carryout a progress review against the action plan after an agreed period. Usually after 6-12 months.

What we provide is legislative DSEAR compliance, which, when adhered to, will keep the HSE from your door.


Costs of DSEAR risk assessments vary depending on the type, size and complexity of organisations, the volume and usage of hazardous substances, and the type of DSEAR assistance you require.  See our guide to fair DSEAR pricing.

As a guideline, fees for work recently undertaken have ranged from as little as £1,475 to over £8,000 to develop the required level of compliance for individual organisations needs. Typically in 2015-16 prices for a one site survey have ranged between £1,675 to £8,000 + VAT; 50% below £3,000.

Our fees may not be the cheapest, and we would expect you to shop around for quotations, but you can be assured that our consultants are highly qualified and experienced and will ensure your compliance with the DSEAR regulations. We do understand from clients in the last 12 months we are however competitively priced as we do not carry the high overheads of some of our competitors.


Where we work

MESH carry out DSEAR Risk Assessments for companies in a diverse range of industries throughout the UK.  From 2009-2016 we truly have covered all of the U.K. as can be seen from a selection of our case studies.

Our Head Office is in Kent, with regional offices located in London, The Home Counties, The Midlands, and The North East.

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Where we work

We work throughout the UK and Europe for companies in a diverse range of industries

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  • 2k
  • ADM Computing
  • ARA
  • ASDA
  • ASK
  • Actelion Pharmaceuticals
  • Aeropak
  • Amphenol
  • Ascent Media
  • BT Cables
  • Bactec
  • Berry Gardens
  • Biffa
  • British Transport Police
  • Burns Stewart
  • CCL Labels
  • CLP Envirogas
  • CScope
  • Cabot
  • Calsonic
  • Carefusion
  • Celtic Technologies
  • Charities Aid Foundation
  • Chemring Group
  • Chromalloy
  • Cleveland Potash
  • Colombier
  • Comma Oil
  • Crisplant
  • Crow TV
  • Crownlea
  • Cypress
  • DS Smiths Paper
  • Delcam
  • Doosan
  • Dovetail
  • Dowding & Mills
  • Dragon LNG
  • Driscolls
  • EJ Group
  • East Malling Research
  • Enesco
  • Esca
  • FM Coatings
  • Fairline
  • Fibreweb
  • Finsbury Food Group
  • Fourayres
  • GE Healthcare
  • Gardner
  • Givaudan
  • Graphic Packaging
  • Greenair
  • Groundsure
  • H&S Aviation
  • HESS
  • HV Wooding
  • Heatherwick Studio
  • Humber Bridge Board
  • IKO
  • Inditex
  • Intersnack
  • James Glancy Design
  • K College
  • KAB
  • Kelloggs
  • Kent County Council
  • Kinneir Dufort
  • Marley Eternit
  • Medash
  • Medway Council
  • Meggitt
  • Meiosis
  • Mitsui
  • Modem Media
  • Molycorp
  • National Maritime Museum
  • Nestledown Beds
  • Nevilles
  • Noble Foods
  • Norse
  • North Lanakshire Council
  • OSIL
  • Oil and Gas UK
  • Ormiston Bushfield Academy
  • P&O Ferries
  • PHC Occupational Health
  • Pall
  • Port of Tyne
  • Propak Foods
  • QTS Analytical
  • R&R Ice Cream
  • Ravensbourne College
  • SIMS Claims Services
  • SIRS Navigation
  • Saga
  • Service GFX
  • Sign 2000
  • South African Airways
  • Sterling
  • Stevens & Carlotti
  • Stirling Lloyd
  • Sulzer
  • Tecan
  • Techniglass
  • Thales
  • The Discovery Channel
  • The Football Pools
  • The Royal British Legion
  • The Welsh Assembly
  • UCM Magnesia
  • Unipart Eberspachers
  • ValeFresh
  • Vantia
  • Victoria Foods
  • Voith Turbo
  • Walkers
  • Warburtons
  • Wonga
  • Woollens
  • Youngman
  • mreal
  • xstrata

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