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confined space

confined space

HCL’s confined space trained experts have extensive experience in all areas of confined space regulations as well as experience conducting confined space risk assessment. From the initial risk identification process through to task entry point, we have the capability to provide emergency arrangements regardless of the size and location of the confined space.

Why are Confined Space Services Important?

Incorrect assessment of confined space entry or inexperience can be incredibly dangerous and pose an immediate threat to life. We only work with a confined space permit to ensure our experts are never endangered and no harm is caused to onsite staff.

Every situation is different and covered by individual legislation. We work in caves, on building sites and sink holes as well as with sewers and drainage systems. These locations all come with their specific hazards and require confined space trained professionals. Call us today to discuss your options.

How HCL Work

Top-Man Cover

The ‘Top-Man’ is otherwise known as an overall supervisor and entry controller for confined space regulations. These engineers are trained to assess confined spaces. Their role includes:

  • Undertaking health and safety legislation within confined space regulations.
  • Employing gas detection units and analysing the produced readings.
  • Identifying and managing atmospheric, physical and biological hazards.
  • Undertaking a confined space risk assessment using correct specialised equipment for each individual job including emergency arrangements.
  • Supervising all members of the confined space trained team.

Risk Assessment and Method Statements (RAMS)

It is essential that Risk Assessment and Method Statements (RAM) are prepared to ensure that:

  • CCTV surveys are used to access areas that are too restricted for confined space trained staff.
  • Hazards associated with confined space areas are recognised.
  • A thorough confined space risk assessment for every project including emergency arrangements is conducted.
  • The correct isolation procedures and atmospheric evaluations are followed.
  • The correct safety equipment including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used.
  • The need for fire prevention and suppression equipment is recognised.
  • Completion of a confined space permit.
  • The correct rescue procedures are followed 24/7.