The Health & Safety Executive defines a confined space as:
A confined space is one which is both 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.
Accidents in confined spaces are a major contributor to work place deaths & injuries. Every entry into a confined space offers potential hazards. Failing to identify these hazards increases the chance of an accident occurring due to lack of awareness, poor supervision, poor planning and insufficient training.
Working in confined spaces therefore requires a well trained and professional team. WCC Group can provide this qualified and experienced team for utilisation in your confined spaces project. We have extensive experience working in confined spaces for a range of clients, from public sector, to Ministry of Defence, to the private sector.
WCC Group are confined spaces specialists, with a dedicated confined spaces team to carry out your project. Accidents are avoidable, which is why our confined space operations teams are highly trained to implement confined space safe systems of working with every confined space job we undertake. Our teams are fully equipped with the knowledge, training & experience to utilise the specialist air monitoring instrumentation & equipment. This enables confined space tasks & inspections to be carried out with hazards identified & risks reduced to a minimum. Each task is individually planned an approached in a professional manner including a full compliant rescue plan integral to the schedule of works.
Contact our friendly and professional team today to discuss your confined spaces project. Our experienced project managers will guide you in planning and developing your project to ensure that it is carried out efficiently, correctly and above all safely.
Working at height within a confined space.
Safe entry into confined spaces are often more complex than gaining access via a door or from ground level. Hatches, tunnels & drains on occasions have deep shaft access from a limited ground level opening. Lofts & roof voids often include working at height, in these situations access & egress can only be achievable by raising or lowering operatives vertically. If a need for lifting or lowering is identified our specialist confined spaces IRATA rope access team will plan & control access complying with IRATA International Code of Practice (ICOPs) in addition to the confined space regulations & the management of health & safety at work regulations our confined space team already comply with. Other regulations we comply with are as follows:
Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations.
Other regulations we consider are:
Dangerous Substances & Explosive Atmosphere regulations.
Complying with the above regulations without deviation from the documented safe system of work ensures our mission to provide competent, compliant teams to deliver a fully comprehensive service confidentally.
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