Beta This is a new way of showing guidance - your feedback will help us improve it. A confined space is one which is both enclosed, or largely enclosed, and which also has a reasonably foreseeable risk to workers of fire, explosion, loss of consciousness, asphyxiation or drowning. It may be small and restrictive for the worker or it could be far larger such as a grain storage silo with hundreds of cubic metre capacity. Having identified a fault in a crane's hydraulics, two men accessed a closed compartment. Within a minute of entering the compartment, one had passed out and the other was feeling lightheaded but managed to escape. Two others entered and tried to save the first man but were both overcome.
SOLAS - Mandatory Enclosed Space Entry and Rescue Drills
Entry into enclosed spaces risk assessment - The Shipowners’ Club
Entry into enclosed spaces risk assessment
Also available in Japanese. Accidents in enclosed spaces onboard ships have long been a source of serious injuries and fatalities. Analyses of the accidents show that the underlying cause is often failure to follow established procedures — either due to insufficient knowledge of, or disregard for, the need to take safety precautions.
OSHA defines confined spaces as workplaces that are not necessarily designed for people, but they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs. They are not designed for continuous occupancy and have limited or restricted means for entry or exit. Entry equipment needs are present in many different industries and the workspaces may include, but are not limited to:. In these situations, your equipment must operate quickly and efficiently and meet Osha confined space retrieval system requirements. Harnesses, tripods and other access equipment, and a winch are the three main elements required to assure the safety of you and your crew when working in limited space.