Welcome to the home page for Tyldesley Explosion Consultancy.

Nearly 34 years after starting as a fire and explosion expert for HSE, and 13 years working in the private sector as a consultant, I retired in 2018, and the limited company has been closed. This site will be retained, and updated for a while yet, as it contains materials not easily found elsewhere, from the era before there were computers on every desk. In addition to providing information on the experience and expertise which Alan Tyldesley used to offer, it brings together information on fire and explosion incidents, and provides links to the field of standards for explosion protection, and some curiosities. Alan was HSE’s expert on many ATEX issues before he moved on, and was closely involved with the development of the the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR). I hope you find something of interest.