Under domestic law (the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974) employers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their employees and others. This responsibility is reinforced by the confined spaces regulations 1997.
These regulations contain the following key duties: avoid entry to confined spaces, e.g. by doing the work from the outside; if entry to a confined space is unavoidable, follow a safe system of work and put in place adequate emergency arrangements before the work starts. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers and self-employed people to carry out a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks for all work activities for the purpose of deciding what measures are necessary for safety. For work in confined spaces this means identifying the hazards present, assessing the risks and determining what precautions to take.
• What defined a confined space?
• Hazards of confined space
• Occupations who are at main risk
• Regulations and Legislations
• Precautions before commencing work activities
• General emergency/evacuation procedures
• Practical elements - Demonstrate safe use of PPE and breathing aparatus (see also Face Fit Training)
At the end of the course delegates will be able to:
• Relate to legislative compliance concerning working in a confined space
• Risk Assess and indentify hazard
• Take precautions before and during working in a confined space
• Demonstrate safe use of PPE and breathing aparatus
Further Related Training
Face Fit Training