Confined Space Emergency – Whats Your Assessment

The first step in any confined space journey is to carry out a risk assessment with the tools and information you have available. In this article Firesafe999 discuss the merits of conducting an in depth risk assessment before any confined space journey.

Try to establish any history, the current status and the “what if” questions in your risk assessment.

Remember in a confined space you options are always available and should include:

  • Can I avoid the confined space
  • How can I communicate from within the confined space
  • Can I self rescue
  • Can my rescuers use non entry techniques
  • Who will be my casualty extraction team
  • Will we need a full BA rescue team

Confined Spaces Risk Categorisation

Once you have decided that entry to the confined space cannot be avoided now its time to categorize the confined space

Low Risk:

  1. Hazardous atmosphere is not reasonably foreseeable
  2. Emergencies are usually medical or injury based

Having a rescue team on standby can always be an advantage in any confined spaces operation, self rescue and no entry rescue  will often be sufficient in low risk assessed spaces.

Medium Risk:

  1. Hazardous atmosphere is reasonably foreseeable
  2. Escape BA is required

Depending upon the likelihood of an atmospheric hazard, either a casualty extraction team or a full BA rescue team will be required to support.

Firesafe999 can support you with trained fire rescue an BA trained teams along with specialist confined space consulting services to ensure and devise safe systems of work and coherent rescue plans.

High Risk:

  1. Known Hazardous atmosphere.
  2. Full BA is required.
  3. Full Rescue team and agreed rescue plans in-place.

Firesafe999 can support you with trained fire rescue an BA trained teams along with specialist confined space consulting services to ensure and devise safe systems of work and coherent rescue plans that achieve and surpass your statutory obligations.

About Firesafe999

Firesafe999 are dedicated to the belief that the health and safety of your employees is of paramount importance. Indeed, the duty to provide a safe place of work is the most fundamental obligation that an employer has and training has a vital role to play in meeting that duty. It is for this reason that we have developed our own training company in the heart of the country.

All our trainers are qualified to the highest standard and have experience in managing fire and rescue operations. They deliver informative, interesting and exciting courses encouraging interaction from the candidates with reasoned discussion around the subject being taught.

Should you wish to provide your staff with on-site training in your own premises, our trainers will be more than happy to deliver the course at your business premises tailoring the course contents to meaningful situations that may be applicable only to your environment.

Training with Firesafe999 leaves you free to concentrate on developing your business in the knowledge that your staff are all suitably trained and are aware of the importance of Health & Safetyboth for their own safety and for those around them.

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