Informa Exhibitions Ltd regrets to announce the closure of Solids & Bulk Handling magazine.

Solids & Bulk Handling magazine has been affected by the ongoing downward trend of on-the-page marketing spend. This combined with the economic pressures that the loose and solids handling industry face has ultimately led to the sad and difficult decision to cease publishing the magazine.

The November/December 2017 issue of Solids & Bulk Handling will be its last edition.


Do you understand your responsibilities under the DSEAR/ATEX regulations? March 16, 2016

Explosions and fires from combustible materials are a known hazard and can give rise to serious injury – sometimes even fatality - as well having as the potential to cause extensive plant and buildings damage and substantial loss of production.

Legislation introduced in 2002 - the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) - rationalised workplace assessment for fire and explosion hazard identification, and methods of prevention or mitigation. DSEAR requires all workplaces where substances that could give rise to fire or explosion are handled or stored must be fully assessed and protected.

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology are running their popular one day course Dust Explosions – How to Demonstrate DSEAR/ATEX Compliance on 6 April 2016 at their premises in Chatham, Kent.

This course gives an introduction to the subject and the simple measures that can be taken to reduce the hazard of a dust explosion. It includes a brief overview of current legislation and the safety precautions required to demonstrate compliance and provide a safe working environment for employees.

Course overview

You’ll learn

UK dust explosion statistics
What is an explosion?
Standard explosion tests
Generic vs. actual test data
Hazardous area zoning – 20, 21 and 22
Fundamentals of DSEAR risk assessment
Explosion prevention and protection methods


Places are limited so book now:

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