Working in a confined space can put you at a high-risk of workplace accidents. As confined spaces are fully enclosed or partially enclosed, they provide a high-risk of fire, explosions, drowning, asphyxiation, and loss of consciousness.
This is why you need a confined space risk assessment when working in this type of working environment. A confined space risk assessment will ensure your safety in these small and restricted areas.
Here's a look at the types of scenarios you should be prepared for when creating a confined space risk assessment for your workplace.
What to Consider in a Confined Space Risk Assesment
- Will the confined space contain dangerous fumes?
- How will you remove or ventilate the area in the event of dangerous fumes?
- Can liquid flood the confined space?
- If so, how can you stop the liquid flooding in? Can valves be shut?
- Will there be enough oxygen in the confined space?
- Can you take breathing apparatus in the confined space?
- If someone is working alone in the confined space, how will you know if something goes wrong?
- How can you get someone out of the confined space if they pass out?
What Equipment Do You Need in a Confined Space?
After completing your confined space risk assessment, it is important to acquire the necessary equipment for the job. A confined space rescue kit is a good place to start with these types of operations.
Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we provide a full confined space rescue kit which contains:
- 1 Lightweight Aluminium Rescue Trioid with a built-in Pulley
- 1 20mtr Man Riding Rescue Winch
- Automatic brake
- 1 Tripod Storage Bag
- 1 Rescue Full Safety Harness Size M-XL
- 1 4-Gas Detector
- 1 10-minute Escape Kit
- 12-month warranty
You can check out the specifications of this confined space rescue kit here. To stay safe in confined spaces make sure to check out our full range of confined space safety equipment here and be sure to complete your confined space risk assessment thoroughly.
It’s important to stay vigilant when working in hazardous environments, and this is particularly important when working in confined spaces. Confined space safety is vital as a confined environment is usually associated with dangerous chemicals and gases, as well as other hazards.
That’s why it’s important to not only have the right equipment but to make sure that equipment is completely reliable. Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we sell high-quality, reliable confined space safety gear that you can rely on time after time. To see our full collection of confined space safety gear, click here.
Here’s a closer look at some of the products we supply:
Confined Space Kits
Whether you need to retrieve something using a tripod/winch combination, or a full-scale rescue kit with an included safety harness, we have something for you. Have a browse through our selection of confined space kits and find the one that is right for your project.
Within a confined space, you’ll want to be aware of any potentially dangerous gases in that area. Our multi-gas detector can detect any H2S, CO, 02, LEL in the atmosphere so that you can evacuate to space if a harmful gas is present.
When working in a confined space the last thing you want to worry about is someone accidentally joining you! This not only risks pedestrian's safety but your own so it’s important you have something that lets people know where you are. Our high-visibility safety barriers are perfect to make people aware of the hazard.
If you need any advice on what confined space safety equipment best suits your project then feel free to get in touch. For that, or any query about our products give us a call on 0808 123 69 69.
If you are working in construction we expect that you are fully aware of the importance of construction safety gear. There are a number of hazards that can occur on a construction site, and it’s important to always take the appropriate safety measures to ensure your safety and the safety of everyone around you.
This can be as simple as making sure you are wearing the right construction safety gear. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is worn to give added protection in situations where a health and safety risk may occur. Protective headgear, eye protection, gloves, high visibility clothing and various other products can give you the peace of mind that you have taken the correct safety precautions. At SafetyLiftinGear we supply top-quality PPE to guarantee that you are as protected as possible and that the products you invest in will last.
We have a wide range of PPE, so be sure to browse our full collection when preparing yourself for the construction site.
Here are some of the construction safety gear we have on offer:
High Visibility Clothing
If you aren’t sure of what construction safety gear you need on the project you’re working on, feel free to ask our expert team for advice. We can help point you in the right direction so give us a call on 0808 123 69 69.
When it comes to dressing to impress, you may not think about PPE. PPE stands for ‘Personal Protective Equipment’, so while it may not be making an appearance at London fashion week, it is still incredibly important. PPE is essentially anything you can wear that will protect you against any hazardous conditions.
PPE is important because it prepares you for any health and safety risks and gives you extra protection event of an accident or against the elements. Here at SafetyLiftinGear we have a wide selection of PPE that helps protect you against a range of hazardous situations, to view our full collection of PPE click here.
Here’s a closer look at some of the important PPE we offer:
High visibility clothing allows others to see you from a greater distance. On a construction site, PPE allows other workers, and drivers to see you with ease. In a busy working environment with lots of equipment, it’s imperative that you are easily spotted.
High visibility clothing is made using fluorescent materials and reflective components so that you stand out wherever you are, for your safety and the safety of others.
It’s not uncommon for construction sites to have a ‘no hat, no job’ policy. In an environment where heavy items may be falling it is important that your head is always protected. It’s never worth taking a risk, so always make sure you have appropriate headgear.
People often neglect their eye safety, but taking your vision for granted would be greatly regretted in the case of an accident – particularly if it could have been easily avoided. Eye protection means that your eyes are safe from flying debris, dust and hazardous liquids that could damage your vision.
We have a wide range of other PPE so make sure you view our full collection. If you need any advice on what PPE best suits your circumstance feel free to contact a member of our friendly team. To speak to someone today give us a call on 0808 123 69 69.
Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we supply a plethora of height safety products for a range of occupations that involve working at height on a regular basis. One profession that regularly requires workers to operate at dangerous heights is tree surgery - and that is why we supply a wide selection of Arborist Safety Equipment to help tree surgeons remain safe whilst they're working at height.
Health and safety regulations state that appropriate safety measures must be in place to protect workers who operate at height, so not only will our arborist gear help to keep you safe, it's essentially a legal requirement for this line of work.
We have a huge variety of arborist gear to choose from, including the following:
Fall protection harnesses are paramount to your safety when working at heights. They're probably the most important piece of height safety equipment, and that is why we provide you with a brilliant choice to ensure that your requirements are met.
Pulley blocks are designed to ensure that you're able to lift materials safely and efficiently. They're perfect for arborist applications thanks to their superior length, and the pulley block will automatically lock off when engaged.
Tool lanyards are designed to prevent your tools from falling to the ground and striking someone. Our tool lanyards are great value for money, and we have a large range for arborists to choose from.
In addition to all of the above, we also stock a massive selection of climbing accessories such as climbing spikes, carabiners, gloves, and much more. These products are all specifically designed to keep you as safe as possible while you're working.
This only a selection of the arborist gear that we offer here at SafetyLiftinGear. To view our full arborist gear range, simply click below! If you have any questions regarding our arborist gear or any of our other products and services, then please do not hesitate to contact us today.
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