GeoAccess can undertake and advise clients on all aspects of confined space work. A confined space can be any space of an enclosed nature (doesn’t have to be entirely enclosed) where there is a risk of death or serious injury from hazardous substances or dangerous conditions (e.g. lack of oxygen, toxic gasses). Some confined spaces are fairly easy to identify, e.g. enclosures with limited openings:
- storage tanks
- reaction vessels
- enclosed drains
Others may be less obvious, but can be equally dangerous, for example:
- open-topped chambers
- empty swimming pools
- combustion chambers in furnaces etc;
- unventilated or poorly ventilated rooms.
It is not possible to provide a comprehensive list of confined spaces. Some places may become confined spaces due to the task being carried out, therefore it is important that a detailed risk assessment is conducted at the beginning and during every job.