As your ATEX and DSEAR assessment partner, Bureau Veritas has the skills, systems and experience to ensure hazardous areas are compliant and safe. We understand the importance of compliance with ATEX and DSEAR regulations for businesses in potentially explosive atmospheres. That's why we offer comprehensive services to meet your needs, from risk assessments to certifications.


What are atex and dsear?

ATEX is the name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres: Directive 99/92/EC (also known as ‘ATEX 137’ or the ‘ATEX Workplace Directive’) and Directive 94/9/ EC (also known as ‘ATEX 95’ or ‘the ATEX Equipment Directive’). They are concerned with the minimum requirements for improving the health and safety protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres and were previously implemented in the UK through the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations (DSEAR).

With the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, the DSEAR regulations will still apply and current requirements remain in place. The UK Government has introduced the UKCA Ex (UK ATEX) for Ex products placed on the market with a transitional period until 31 December 2024.

ATEX & Dsear Assessment

We support companies to achieve and maintain compliance with explosive atmospheres (ATEX) and Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations (DSEAR) 2002 for explosive atmospheres. 

Whether your work activities create or release flammable gases or vapours, such as vehicle paint spraying, or you handle fine organic dusts such as grain flour or wood, we work as an extension of your team to help meet the relevant legislation for your industry and reduce the risk of serious injury. 

We operate best practice standards, with clear, precise documentation and a consistent approach that can be offered across multiple sites. 


We can improve resource and financial management for maintenance activities and offer independent, third-party assurance that your ATEX & DSEAR requirements are met, whether at your site or your clients.  Our services include:

In addition to ATEX and DSEAR services Bureau Veritas is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) and has more than 190+ years of experience to support you with almost every need of yours.

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