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  • Health & Safety Memo - Workplace safety - Confined spaces - Potential hazards - 3761
    There are a number of other hazards that can occur when working in a confined space, the danger of which is increased because of the fact that it is more difficult for the worker (or, indeed, the hazard) to escape. These additional hazards may already exist within the space itself, or be introduced by the work that is being carried out, for example where: - welding uses up oxygen in a room or other enclosed space; - a small space is cleaned using chemicals that give off hazardous fumes, or may react with contaminants...
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  • Health & Safety Memo - Workplace safety - Confined spaces - Emergency arrangements - 3829
    Rescue training needs to be given to all those appointed to supervise confined space work or to be on stand-by in an emergency. This should be carried out regularly so that all rescuers are familiar with what they will need to do in such a situation. Drills should be carried out in realistic situations and should include: - causes of the emergency and emergency procedures; - liaising with emergency services to give them necessary information on the situation; - how to use the rescue equipment, including checking,...
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  • Health & Safety Memo - General Information - Models - Permit to work - confined spaces - 9913
    This permit is to be applied for any work involving entry into confined spaces such as drains, pits, vessels, silos, industrial ovens, sewers and access chambers. Part 1 - Job details (to be completed by the authorised permit issuer) Permit reference number: Nature of job: Site location and address: Exact work location: Confirm that entry to the confined space cannot be avoided, i.e. that there are no reasonable alternative methods of working available. Confirm that there is a risk assessment and safe system...
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