Training & Skill Development

A Brief Guide About The Confined Space Entry

A confined space is the place which is designed by the humans but is not meant for human living. This could be any structure such as the tanker, some storage area and these are meant for only the things for which these are designed and any human must not enter such spaces. A confined space entry must be very limited so that the human could be limited to it. There are many confined spaces in may work environments and these are sometimes very visible and easily traceable but there are times when these places are not as easily traceable and therefore, every worker must be familiar with these confined spaces and there could be cases when the confined space entry is big enough for a human to enter. There are potential risks and hazards involved with such spaces and working around such places, the workers must be given knowledge about these so that these could take the precautions. 

There could be gasses in such place or liquids which could have very harmful effects on the human. For any work environment, the owner must have the confined space program. This program involves the identification of all known and unknown confined spaces. This confined space may have the entry but this not purposed for the entry of the humans. Once these spaces are identified then these are analysed and looked thoroughly and once these places are analysed all the threats and hazards are identified and all the workers are briefed about the dangers involved with the place and then the employer must make sure that all the entry and the exit points of the confined spaces are sealed and there are proper warning signs everywhere around the confined space. Another way to secure the confined space entry is the usage of the locks which are welded so that the unauthorized person could never open it. There must be barriers installed and must be bolting installed so that maximum safety could be introduced in these areas.

Although not all of the confined spaces have said to have potential risks and dangers involved with these but there are some confined spaces which are not dangerous but even for spaces like it, it is important that you thoroughly analyse the space and make a proper through report for the assessment of the risk involved in such places but meanwhile when the process of analysis has been carried out this place must be sealed and locked and once the place has been declared safe against all the hazardous conditions then these barriers could be removed and the humans could be allowed to work under such confined space.