Welcome to WILSAFETY TRAINING INSTITUTE, Today let us discuss about confined space.
“A confined space is an enclosed or partially enclosed area that is big enough for a worker to enter. The space may be enclosed on all sides (for example, a bin or tank), or as few as two sides (for example, an enclosed conveyor). Confined spaces are not designed for someone to work in regularly. They are places where entry may be needed from time to time for inspection, cleaning, maintenance, or repair.”
- Permanent utilities (for example, ventilation systems, lighting, plumbing services)
- Wall coverings and furniture
- Easy access (for example, large doorways, stairways)
Risks in Confined Space
Incidents in confined spaces are not common, but when they do occur the consequences can be devastating. Confined space incidents can happen suddenly, often without any warning that something is wrong. Incidents involving atmospheric hazards (for example, toxic gases or a lack of oxygen) in confined spaces often cause serious injury or death to more than one person.
- A confined space is being prepared for entry
- Workers or others are entering a confined spaceWork is happening in a confined space