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Confined Space

Confined spaces are highly dangerous working environments and engineers and technicians who are highly experienced confined space workers or in working at below ground level in tunnels, pipework, sewers and infrastructure, will be fully aware of the risks associated with confined space entry points and the required level of planning, competency and experience for undertaking confined space work in a safe and controlled manner. 

What is a confined space?

It can be any space which is partially, or fully enclosed, where there is a risk of death or serious injury from hazardous substances or dangerous conditions (e.g. lack of oxygen).  Some confined spaces are fairly easy to identify such as

  • Enclosed drains
  • Reaction vessels
  • Storage tanks
  • Sewers
  • Silos

If your organisation undertakes work in a confined space, you should consider the following issues:

  • Pre-preparation
  • The dangers within confined spaces
  • Associated hazards and risks
  • Work within confined space
  • Confined space identification
  • Confined space competency and training your organisation requires
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Equipment testing
  • PPE and associated equipment required
  • Legislation

From groundworks, trench & tunnel building to civil engineering and agricultural workers HFR Solutions has your confined space team needs, safety team deployment and consultancy covered.

No matter if you are employed by a civil engineering and groundworks contractor, work within the utilities sector providing operations and maintenance services for a power and water sub-station, within port & logistics on vessels moving cargo or within the agriculture sector and undertake regular work in silos, it is likely you will be working in a confined space and require suitable and sufficient training and competency levels to perform your role.

Safe Confined Space Working Practices - helping your business to meet legislation.

From the identification of confined space entry points, permits to work, changing conditions, breathing apparatus, confined space training, implementing safer systems of work and understanding legislation such as Confined Space Regulations 1997 & Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998, we will support your ground-based operational, managerial, health and safety and training teams to identify confined space working hazards, mitigate risk and implement safe working practices.

HFR Solutions CIC possess the skills, capabilities, resources, facilities and experience to deliver a comprehensive range of confined space solutions. This expertise ranges from the deployment of safety teams to meet short and long-term projects, writing confined space rescue plans, delivering confined space training courses for low risk and high risk environments, familiarising your employees with the correct confined space equipment and most importantly ensure your organisation and workforce are complying with legislation.

Total End to End Confined Space Solutions

HFR Solutions CIC comprehensive end to end confined space training solutions have been designed to meet the requirements of various business sectors, which have a requirement for the following confined space advice and consultancy, rescue plans, rescue and training courses such as;

  • Confined space consultancy
  • Confined space training courses (introductory and advanced)
  • Confined space training
  • Deployment of confined space rescue and safety teams
  • Confined space rescue plans & kits
  • Confined space – emergency preparedness
  • Equipment selection and familiarisation

Other associated services include;

  • Top attendant
  • Implementing safer systems of confined space working

HFR Solutions Confined Space Training Solutions

Whether your existing team need to increase their competency levels or trained up to an advanced training for handling advanced rescue capabilities from confined space for a specific project during a power outage or maintenance work or your manager or supervisory team require an in-depth understanding of working practices and legalisation for managing work in confined spaces, let the confined space specialists HFR Solutions CIC support your organisation. 

From indoor confined space training tunnels, to a designated external sewer complex, our confined space training infrastructure provides a first-class environment for low, medium or high-risk or confined space rescue training.  Click here to view our dedicated range of confined space infrastructure (Link)

For organisations with similar needs to your organisation, who undertake confined space work on a frequent basis or perhaps have been awarded a contract, which involves your technicians and engineers undertaking work in confined space environments and no matter if your team requires familiarisation, refresher training, focusing on site specific client requirements or need to ensure you are fully compliant with confined space regulations, please contact us for impartial advice and further discussions on your specific requirements.

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