A confined space is one which is enclosed, or largely enclosed, and which also has a reasonably foreseeable risk to workers of fire, explosion, loss of consciousness, asphyxiation or drowning. It may be small and restrictive for the worker or it could be far larger such as a grain storage silo with hundreds of cubic metre capacity.
Working in a confined space is dangerous because of the risks from noxious fumes, reduced oxygen levels, or a risk of fire. Other dangers may include flooding/drowning or asphyxiation from some other source, such as dust or entrapment in a free flowing substance, such as grain or sand. HHA Safety specialise in safety solutions not just for dealing with a safe system of work for confined space, but also emergency planning as required by regulation 5 of the Confined Space Regulations. We also carry out:-
IPlease do not hesitate to contact HHA Safety regarding any of the above services.