Confined spaces are everywhere around us, and in many cases areas you may not have previously considered.
At Tyco, our specialists can help you identify these spaces, and work with you to develop safe systems of work, ensuring optimum safe practice. We provide complete tailored solutions specific to each of our clients requirements.
Confined Space Classification
Confined spaces can be found anywhere: below ground in tunnels, chambers, trenches and pipes; above ground in silos, vats, chambers, and flues; or even at heights in wind turbines, power stations, industrial complexes, and offices.
The Confined Space Regulations 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.”
However it is not always quite so cut and dry - Tyco can attend site, and provide a classification system (working in conjunction with current site procedures) based on our own risk assessments of the hazards in an area.
Safe Systems of work
Use professional risk assessors to identify the hazards and the procedures to mitigate them, keeping your employees safe.
Tyco have over fifteen years experience in the confined space industry. We work with our customers to ensure their procedures are not only in place but up to date with current legislation. We will ensure that they are accessible and understandable, while never compromising on safety.
Training Needs (Courses covered in Confined Space Entry Training section)
Training involves much more than simply understanding the risks involved. Anyone working in a confined space must be trained to identify risks, able to choose and use appropriate safety equipment correctly, and know how to react in an emergency.
Thorough raining is the only way to prepare an employee to work in a confined space. Tyco can identify and provide all the appropriate the training needs for clients, their employees and appointed contractors working in confined spaces.
Confined spaces can represent very dangerous working conditions for employees. Risks include, but are not limited to, hazardous materials, poisonous gas, oxygen deficiency, explosive atmospheres, high temperatures and entrapment.These risks also present very difficult access conditions when attempting a rescue.
Emergency services are often not equipped for confined space rescue. When every minute is crucial, delays waiting for the Emergency Services to mobilise the correct equipment can be critical.
Although the Health and Safety Act does not specify which equipment is appropriate, your business is still required to provide equipment that is “…appropriate in view of the likely emergencies identified in the risk assessment.”
Experience is paramount in identifying appropriate equipment for each specific job and confined space. We carry a range of equipment that we know is suitable and flexible to cover a range of possible confined space emergency rescues.
Our experts can easily assess your site to determine the correct equipment required for each confined space.