Working in Confined Spaces

We’re experts at assessing and producing safety documentation and processes for working in confined spaces.

What Does Working in Confined Spaces Mean?

Working in confined spaces is legally defined as a “high risk” work and is governed by regulations and codes which stipulate how the work must be undertaken. involves tasks that are performed in areas with limited, narrow, or low access. Examples include:

  • Roof cavities
  • Pits and drains
  • Tanks
  • Tunnels
  • Engines and machinery
  • Storage spaces and bins
  • Vessels
  • And many more similar spaces.

Working in confined spaces poses a range of serious risks for workers, and effective safety measures must be implemented where required. These safety measures include training, documenting safety procedures and processes, and regular safety audits by expert safety consultants.

Common confined spaces risks

There are several significant hazards and risks present when working in confined spaces. Some of the more common ones include:

  • Unstable structures that may collapse
  • Poor air quality
  • Chemical exposure
  • Limited visibility
  • Potential for entrapment
  • Many more.

Identifying these hazards early on is essential. When risks are identified early, proactive measures can be taken to remove hazards and reduce risk. This creates a more secure working environment for employees and reduces the chance of a workplace accident.

Confined Space Risk Assessments

Your Safety Partners are a team of expert health and safety consultants, and we have a deep understanding of confined space regulations and requirements. We conduct thorough risk assessments for businesses with operations that may require work in confined spaces. Our assessments result in detailed reports and actionable recommendations and advice.

A confined space assessment for your workplace comes with a range of benefits that include:

  • A safer workplace for employees, customers, clients, and visitors
  • Ensuring compliance and eliminating liability for owners and managers
  • More efficient operations and increased profitability
  • Expert advice that covers all aspects of your processes for working in confined spaces, streamlining your overarching systems.

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Why Choose Your Safety Partners?

Your Safety Partners have decades of experience conducting safety audits, developing and improving processes and delivering training to ensure safety processes “stick”. We have helped many organisations create safer workplaces and more profitable business.. When it comes to working in confined spaces, we provide rigorous safety assessments and actionable advice.

Our process is adaptable to different environments and industries. We’ll always ensure that assessments and advice are tailored to the needs of your business. However, our safety assessment process may look a little like this:

  • A safety expert arrives at your facility to assess your working in confined spaces practices, equipment, processes, and documentation.
  • We take the time to ask questions, to ensure we gather as much relevant information as possible. The more information we have, the better the recommendations and advice we can provide.
  • We provide a detailed report and process documentation (where required) to create a safer, more efficient environment for you and your people.

We’re also available to provide training, permits, and other documentation.

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