Crystal Safety Services can provide specialized training in Confined Spaces, i.e. tanks, vessel entry, lift shafts and sewers etc. Confined spaces are significantly more hazardous than normal workplaces. The Hazards involved may not be unique to confined spaces, but are always exacerbated by the enclosed nature of the confined space. The resulting injuries are potentially fatal.
Confined Spaces are significantly more hazardous than normal workplaces. The hazards involved may not be unique to confined spaces, but are always exacerbated by the enclosed nature of the confined space. The resulting injuries are potentially fatal. A seemingly insignificant error or oversight while working in a confined space can result in a tragic accident. Furthermore there is a propensity for multiple casualties due to the insidious nature of the hazards.
This course will cover the following topics:
- The Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Confined Spaces) Regulations 2001and Confined Space Code Of Practice 2010, duty of every employer, in respect of any work carried out by his employees; the duty of every employer and self-employed person involved in sharing a place of work with another employer or self-employed to co-operate, to ensure implementations of these Regulations.
- What hazardous conditions are (i.e. Flammable or explosive atmospheres; Harmful / Toxic gas, fume or vapour; Free flowing solid or an increasing level of liquid; Excess of oxygen; Excessively high temperature. etc)
- What are the Employers and Employees key responsibilities.
- Prevention of the need for entry, these measures that avoid the need for entry, might involve: changing work practices or equipment, or dismantling a structure prior to entry.
- Safe system of work required will depend on the nature of the confined space and the risk assessment. The main elements to consider when designing a safe system of work are:
• Competence, training, supervision and suitability
• Permit-to-work procedure
• Gas purging and ventilation
• Dangerous residues
• Testing and monitoring of the atmosphere
• Mechanical, electrical and process isolation
• Respiratory protective equipment
• Other personal protective equipment
• Safe use of work equipment
• Access and egress
• Flammable or explosive atmospheres
• Combustible materials
- Emergency arrangements and Rescue strategies including training, Rescue logistics, Rescue equipment, Resuscitation procedures and equipment
- Permit to works
- Practical Demonstrations and scenarios for the delegates on the use of emergency escape breathing apparatus equipment, atmosphere monitors, tri-pods, life lines, harnesses, types of communications, intrinsically safe equipment and lock-out / tag-out systems.