The Challenges of Confined Space

24 April 2014

The Challenges of Confined Space United Safety is currently featured in HSE Now, the HSE online news from SPE. Our article discusses the complexity and challenges of confined space entry and rescue.

Accidents occur because of unmanaged potential hazards, such as fire or explosion, elevated temperatures, gas, fumes, vapor or lack of oxygen and others. Safe work practices must be developed, and previously conducted risk assessments may dictate what precautions are necessary. If emergencies occur despite these safety measures, the window for reaction is very limited.

Confined-space rescues are challenging because of the environments themselves. The spaces can be narrow and constricting, often hindering access by rescuers. If a well-defined rescue plan is not in place, rescue will consist of an emotional reaction to an urgent situation, which often leads to poor results.

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