The risks associated with working in a confined space are plentiful, and sadly, there are a number of people killed or seriously injured at work in confined spaces each year in the UK; however with the correct planning, training and equipment workers can stay safe and healthy while operating in these high risk environments..
What is a confined space?
The Confined Space Regulation 1997 defines a confined space as "any place, including any chamber, tank, vat, silo, pit, trench, pipe, sewer, flue, well or other similar space in which, by virtue of its enclosed nature, there arises a reasonably foreseeable specified risk". If you are working in this environment, you are required by law to ensure that sufficient measures are put in place to protect the safety of workers.
What industries operate in a confined space?
Working in a confined space is required across a wide range of industries, including; ship building, the oil and gas industry, water treatment and sewage facilities, mining industries and construction activities that take place in tunnels, shafts and pits.
The main risks of working in a confined space are; poisonous gas, fume or vapours, falling from a height, lack of oxygen and poor visibility. Read our best practice guide to learn more.
RVT’s Confined Space Solutions
RVT have been supporting customers with ventilation in confined spaces for over 25 years, and to support you further, we are now able to offer a wide range of confined space equipment to assist with access, egress and escape.
4 Gas Monitor - The 4 Gas Monitor combines quality, ruggedness, and advanced technology in a user friendly, portable gas monitor. It is certified to multiple international and regional standards and can measure any combination of LEL, O2, CO and H2S.
15m Fall Arrest Device - This Arrest Recovery Device is designed to provide fall protection from heights of up to 15m.
20m Fall Arrest Device – This Fall Arrest Recovery Device is designed to provide fall protection from heights of up to 20m.
30m Man Riding Winch - The 30m Man Riding Winch is designed for use in a wide variety of confined space, work positioning, rescue and fall protection applications.
Constant Flow Escape Set - Renowned as the world's leading Constant Flow escape set, this unit is designed for rapid escape from hazardous industrial and marine environments.
Hand Torch - ATEX & IECEx - Weighing just 145g, this hand torch packs the power of a much larger handlamp into a compact, robust unit.
Head Torch - ATEX & IECEx - This Head Torch is designed to be tough, compact and comfortable.
Rescue Harness - This Rescue Harness is suitable for general work application where there is a risk falling and working in confined spaces.
Two Person Tripod - The tripod is the basis of a confined space entry and rescue system giving a strong, stable and portable anchorage point for fall arrest and recovery systems.
Confined Space Package - RVT Group offers a confined space package, consisting of 5 specialist pieces of equipment, that can be used to protect the health and safety of confined space workers.
Ventilation Systems – RVT has a wide range of ventilation solutions to replace bad air, make the air breathable, get rid of toxic vapours, make the area cooler, remove dust, and more.
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