SHAPA are the UK's leading specialist association for the solids handling and processing industry

All our members are established specialists within their fields, and have the experience and commercial standing to provide quality, cost-effective solutions for all aspects of mechanisation for bulk materials handling and storage, conveyors, dust collection and control, instrumentation, mixers, big bag handling, sampling systems, sieves, valves and weighing systems and equipment.

ATEX and DSEAR  Workshop 6th June and 24th September  2024 now fully booked 

***Due to popular demand we will be running a Third workshop later this year on the 28th November ***

If you are intereseted in attending the third course please complete the online form at

We are delighted to welcome you to our workshop on ATEX and DSEAR exclusively for SHAPA members.

 The subject areas will include the following key topics and the opportunity to explore your own areas of concern.

Root causes to dust explosions
Plant and Machinery design
Hygiene requirements
Types of explosive materials and ignition sources
Areas and plant at risk of fire
Dust explosion
Hazards and mitigation
Identifying hazards
Explosion prevention
Fire safety procedures
What is DSEAR,legal requirements and when does it apply
What defines a dangerous substance
What is ATEX, requirements, zoning and markings
What is an explosive Atmosphere

Who should attend ?

Anyone involved in working or supplying equipment into potentially explosive enviroments.

So join us for and inspiring and enjoyable day.

To reserve your place on the above course just complete the online booking form above

 For more information please download the event details or email

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