have a Specialist Confined Space team, Trained to the highest standards
at City & Guilds. We carry out entries in accordance with the Confined
Space Regulations 1997. A confined space is defined 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'.
Specified risk means a risk of
Serious injury to any person from fire or explosion Loss
of consciousness through increase in body temperature Loss of consciousness
or asphyxiation through gas, fume vapour or lack of oxygen. Drowning through
increase in the level of liquid
Asphyxiation from a free flowing solid.
To assist in our entries we own specialised
Escape breathing apparatus (10 min sets and full BA)
Intrinsically safe torches (torches that can be used in explosive atmospheres
with no risk of causing electrical sparks)
Gas detectors for the monitoring of the atmosphere to be entered
Portable lifting equipment to assist the entry and exit of people into
the confined space.