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Key Safety Regulations and Guidelines

Welcome to the Emtez Advice Centre. At Emtez, we're dedicated to creating a safer, cleaner future. To assist you in navigating regulatory compliance, we've compiled a comprehensive guide featuring key safety regulations and guidelines, including COSHH regulations, flammable liquid storage, DSEAR guidelines, and more. Trust Emtez to help you stay compliant and uphold safety standards for a better tomorrow.

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Comprehensive Guide to Key Safety Regulations and Guidelines

Compliance and Safety at Emtez: Your Partner in Regulatory Adherence

At Emtez, we are committed to building a safer, cleaner, tomorrow's world. So, to help guide you through regulatory compliance, we've curated a comprehensive list of key regulations and guidance including; COSHH regulations, flammable liquid storage, DSEAR guidelines, and more..




Understanding the DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002)

DSEAR, supported by Approved Code of Practice and guidance (ACOP), apply to most work activities including tasks in movable structures like gantries or work-at-height platforms, outdoor areas, and domestic premises.

DSEAR covers any work involving dangerous substances that are present, likely to be present, or generated at the workplace, as well as scenarios where a potentially explosive atmosphere may occur. These regulations aim to mitigate risks to safety from fires, explosions, or similar energetic events, whether the work is carried out by employers or self-employed individuals.




Understanding COSHH (The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations)

COSHH requires employers to manage and control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill health. Compliance involves:

  1. Risk Assessment: Evaluating health risks from hazardous substances created by work activities.
  2. Preventive Measures: Determining necessary precautions to prevent or adequately control exposure.

Employers must ensure a safe working environment by adhering to these essential guidelines.




Understanding CIRIA: (Construction Industry Research and Information Association).

CIRIA is a neutral, independent, non-profit organisation that connects organisations with shared interests to improve the construction industry through collaborative activities.

Key Guidance from Document C736

Document C736 offers essential guidance for owners and operators of industrial and commercial facilities that store potentially hazardous substances. It includes:

  • Hazard Identification: Methods to identify environmental hazards.
  • Risk Assessment: Techniques to assess risks associated with hazardous substance storage.
  • Risk Mitigation: Strategies to mitigate potential consequences of storage facility failures or combustion of contents.

The document introduces a three-tier risk assessment methodology with recommendations for different construction classes.




Understanding HSE (Health & Safety Executive).

HSE is dedicated to preventing workplace deaths, injuries, and illnesses through various methods to influence change and manage risks. These methods include:

  • Advice and Guidance: Providing essential information and support.
  • Awareness and Engagement: Raising awareness and influencing safety practices in workplaces.
  • Permissioning and Licensing: Regulating major hazard industries.
  • Inspections and Investigations: Conducting targeted inspections and investigations.
  • Enforcement: Taking action to prevent harm and hold violators accountable.

Essential HSE guidance documents include; HSG71, HSG140 and HSG51.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure a safer work environment and compliance with safety regulations.




The RISC Authority and Fire Protection Association offer practical guidance on fire hazards and the recommended control procedures to put in place when storing, charging or handling batteries in a commercial or industrial setting.

Environmental Risk Insurance


Environmental Risk Insurance

Understanding Environmental Risk Insurance 

The International Underwriting Association has created an extensive guide that highlights the importance of environmental insurance and helps assess the various available options.

Our Commitment to Compliance

Emtez guarantees that all our safety equipment and related services meet the highest standards and regulations. We ensure:

Up-to-Date Documentation: Maintaining technical files and documentation to provide regulatory compliance information upon request.

Vetted External Products: Confirming that external suppliers' technical files are current, complete, and contain appropriate conformity assessment information and regulatory compliance certificates.

Approved Services: Ensuring that services related to externally sourced safety equipment are approved by the manufacturers.

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