Zone 1 equipment plays an important role in protecting hazardous areas against occasional risks, for example due to the accidental or unexpected release of a cloud of gas. While Zone 0 equipment is used in the presence of ongoing hazards and Zone 2 equipment is used where any release is likely to involve only low […]
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A major incident in which a poisonous vapour cloud shut down shipping lanes on the River Humber near Grimsby and Hull serves as a reminder of why proper Zone 1 equipment must be used when working with hazardous materials.
Recently updated guidance from the HSE stresses the importance of using the correct Zone 0, 1 and 2 equipment during the manufacture of fibre-reinforced plastic products. Plastics Processing Sheet no. 15 (Revision 1) was published at the end of 2015 and focuses specifically on reducing the risk of fire or explosion when working with the […]
Hazardous area equipment and other safety precautions have helped British workers to record their lowest-ever number of fatalities in the past year. Newly published HSE figures show that between April 2013 and March 2014, there were 133 fatalities, down from 150 in the previous 12 months. This takes the fatality rate to 0.44 per 100,000 […]
The Health & Safety Executive has launched a consultation on a proposed revision of the DSEAR L133 regulations for petrol tanker deliveries, including consideration of adequate Zone 1 lighting. DSEAR is the Approved Code of Practice on the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002, and L133 specifically covers the process of unloading deliveries from […]
A course being newly offered by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) can help with all aspects of fire safety, including the detailed understanding of explosion risks, which can be mitigated through the correct use of Zone 1 and Zone 2 equipment. Where flammable materials have the potential to come into contact […]