Fire and Explosion Risks in Plastics Manufacturing and meeting the requirements of DSEAR

The HSE has released information sheets relating to the fire and explosion risks from pentane in expandable polystyrene beads (EPS) and fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) products.

If you would like to discuss how this latest guidance may affect your safe working practices and meeting the requirements of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR), CSA Group has a dedicated team of professionals who can advise, guide and provide answers to your questions.

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HSE Information Sheets

PPIS 1: Fire and explosion risks from pentane in expandable polystyrene beads (EPS)
The purpose of this document is to give guidance on managing the fire and explosion risks from pentane during unloading, storing and using EPS. It is aimed at those who use, store or unload EPS.

Click here to download PPIS 1 information sheethttp://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ppis1.pdf

PPIS 15: Reducing the risk of fire or explosion during the manufacture of fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) products
This document applies to those who manufacture FRP products. The manufacturing process uses substances which are classified as dangerous – e.g., flammable liquids and peroxides – which means they have the potential to give rise to fires and explosions which can affect the safety of employees and others.

Click here to download PPIS 15 information sheethttp://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ppis15.pdf