Abseiling, Cleaning, Enter and work in confined spaces, Gas test atmospheres

Confined space entry

What is a Confined space?

A confined space is an enclosed or partially enclosed space and is not intended or designed primarily for human occupancy. It may present a risk from one or more of the following at any time, like the unsafe concentration of harmful airborne contaminants, the unsafe concentration of flammable substances, unsafe levels of oxygen, substances that can cause engulfment.

We find many examples of confined spaces across the sites we work on. For example storage tanks, process vessels, boilers, silos, pits, pipes, shafts, ducts and shipboard spaces.

Our Method

Connect Access provide a system of work that identifies the hazards and puts controls in place to manage the high-risk nature of this work. Our team is highly trained and has years of experience. As a result, we can safely access and complete the work required.

When working in confined spaces a rescue plan is paramount. Therefore all team members are rescue trained and understand their roles before entry. Our rescue plans are discussed and rehearsed to ensure any person entering the space will make it home safe.

As well as being at height and working in a confined space we are also working in a hygiene critical environment. Therefore all equipment provided for work behind the red line is professionally cleaned. We keep our gear in redline specific bags to avoid introducing any pathogens and cross-contaminating various work sites.

Using Industrial Abseilers to access silos is by far the safest and most cost-effective method of entry. We can set up quickly, provide access and complete the work. As a result, dramatically reducing the risk and our clients can have their plant up and running within short shutdown time frames.