Planning, accessing, working safely in and around and rescuing from a confined space are the key elements of confined space safety, as Ash Mayor explains.
Working in confined spaces comes with significant hazards, making rescue plans imperative. LINQ Height Safety's Paul Bozkurt outlines some key factors.
Confined space inspections can be slow, dangerous and costly, but the use of drones could improve safety for all involved in the process.
A NSW Resources Regulator incident summary has highlighted multiple safety incidents that have recently occurred in the mining sector.
The Honeywell DuraHoist 3Pod tripod for confined spaces is engineered to provide safe anchorage for employees who work in tight, confined spaces.
Confined space entry procedures are critical; before any worker enters a permit-required confined space, a system of procedures and precautions must be followed.
Cirlock provides a range of confined space covers which are specifically designed to be rapidly fitted to a range of confined space entry points including vessels, tower skirts and columns.
Amendments to mine and petroleum site safety regulations have now come into effect.
The model code of practice for working in confined spaces is far from being national; therefore, companies need to be aware of the differences that exist across various jurisdictions.
A video has been released of Volvo's self-driving truck undergoing testing in an underground mine for the first time.
Sitting for a good part of your day? Maybe you exercise before or after work? New research shows this may not be enough.
Almost 100 injuries have been recorded since 2009 due to roof bolting in underground mines. A report authorised by NSW Mine Safety on this safety issue is now available.
The Pronal SMARTSHORE is an inflatable shoring system designed for use during trenching or excavation works to provide safety to workers from possible burial from trench cave-ins.
Not all employers and operators understand what constitutes a 'confined space', nor the dangers associated with working in such environments. The following article has been written to provide an overview of confined space operations in layman's terms and should not be seen as a substitute for taking correct professional advice — nor for certificated training.
Confined spaces are some of the most dangerous environments to work in. The risk of entrapment coupled with lack of oxygen, potential exposure to hazardous material or poisonous gases can often make undertaking a rescue challenging.