Dust Explosion Online Training Series

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Location: Worldwide
Description: Comprised of four modules, this online award-winning training course examines the causes and prevention of explosive atmospheres and the requirements of the European ATEX directives and the associated IEC and ISO standards.
Event Type: IChemE Course
Venue: Online
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: Courses department
Contact Phone: +44 (0)1788 534496
Contact Email: courses@icheme.org

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This award-winning online training course (2017 HazardEx Contribution to Safety Award), delivered in partnership with BPE, comprises of four modules, each between 60-90 minutes in length, examines the causes and prevention of explosive atmospheres and the requirements of the European ATEX directives and the associated IEC and ISO standards.

The ATEX directives form the legal requirements in the EU and cover the minimum requirements for improving the health and safety protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres and are an approximation of the laws of EU Member States concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. Similar regulation exists in many countries outside Europe and the IEC and ISO standards are globally applicable.

This course uses a ten-step approach to consider all of the requirements for dust explosion risk reduction whether these are covered by regulations or the IEC/ISO standards.

The modules are effective as stand-alone training sessions or as part of a modular programme.

What's included in the Online Training Series?

  • four 60 minute digital recordings for your personal use
  • digital copies of all slides and supporting materials (PDF) for your personal use
  • e-certificate, including hours allocation, for CPD purposes

The benefits of IChemE online learning

  • save money: no travel, subsistence or accommodation costs
  • stay productive: limit your time away from the office
  • learn in manageable, concentrated, bite-size, one-hour chunks
  • review or refresh the learning at your convenience with digital recordings of each webinar
  • sample each webinar series with introductory prices for the first module of each course
  • choose the modules you need - you don't need to buy them all

Course content

Module 1:  An Introduction to dust explosions

  • the ATEX directive and IEC/ISO standards
  • the explosion pentagon
  • the ten-step approach to managing risk (an introduction)
  • Q&A and FAQs

Module 2:  Dust explosions and hazardous area classification

  • definition of explosive atmospheres
  • eight-point hazard area classification methodology
  • Q&A and FAQs

Module 3: Dust explosions and minimising the sources of ignition

  • explosions and particle properties
  • sources of ignition
  • managing sources of ignition
  • Q&As and FAQs

Module 4: Dust explosions: reducing the risk and mitigating the consequences

  • assessing confinement and explosion consequences
  • risk-reduction using simple measures
  • residual risk
  • oxygen – exclusion and mitigation
  • other risk reduction measures
  • Q&As and FAQs

Each module is approximately 60 minutes


  • Single module fee: £99 + VAT
  • Full course (4 modules): £235 + VAT

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Eur Ing Keith Plumb CEng, CSci, FIChemE, BPE consultant.

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