DSEAR & ATEX Consultants

R&M can help lead and support our clients deliver an integrated management solution aligned to meet all the major duties associated with ATEX/DSEAR Requirements.  We are your proven DSEAR and ATEX consultants.


ATEX 137

A European Directive governing the save use of electrical and mechanical equipment in hazardous areas(where there is a risk of explosion and flammable substances), ATEX 137 is a Worker Protection Directive and covers working in hazardous areas.


Site operators and employers have specific obligations to minimise risks and ensure the safety of plant and personnel under the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR).  Developed by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), this “framework” is designed to ensure compliance with ATEX 137 within the UK.


Training in this complex area is fundamental to the success of any safety management system, particularly in relation to those operating within or associated with working in hazardous areas.

Our experienced team are able to offer comprehensive training in this area, tailored to our clients requirements and on-site if required.  Our training includes; ATEX & IEC Hazardous Area Training, DSEAR Risk Assessment, Hazardous Area Classification Training and IEC 61508 Functional Safety Training.

Consultation Service

The R&M Hazardous Area Division team members are nationally recognised experts in this area and offer a consultation service designed to lead and support our clients on their development of an integrated management solution, ensuring compliance with all the major duties associated with DSEAR.

Our client list includes end users, site owners as well as manufacturers of products intended for use in restricted and hazardous areas.

We are able to guide our clients through every aspect of the regulations, from risk assessments and reduction and elimination of the risk, area classification, accidents, incidents & emergency procedures, container and pipe identification and co-ordination duties.

Contact us today for further information on our consultation and training schemes.