HSE HSG103 – Safe Handling of Combustible Dusts
This HSE guidance publication provides practical advice on the prevention and mitigation of dust explosions and fires. The guidance is intended for employers, managers, foremen and safety representatives working in the many industries where combustible dusts may be present. A number of materials used in everyday business can produce dusts that are flammable and can explode if ignited, they include sugar, coal, wood, grain, certain metals and many synthetic organic chemicals. The publication outlines the relevant legislation and illustrates the effects that dust explosions can have. It also provides advice on how to prevent dust explosions, explains how to protect plant and equipment if an explosion occurs and covers the particular hazards of fires within dust handling plants.
To download a free copy of this guidance follow the link to the HSE Website