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Confined Space training - why is it important?

Every year people die as a result of work in confined spaces On average 15 people are killed each year in the UK during work in confined spaces and even more are seriously injured. Fatalities are not...
07 May 2019

20-point checklist for a safe system of work in confined spaces

Anyone, in any industry, can be exposed to working in confined spaces - sometimes without even realising it. It's important to mitigate the risks associated with confined spaces, which can be fatal....
23 August 2017

Working in confined spaces: An employer’s duties

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 places a duty on employers to carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments for all work activities. Risks posed by infrequent, but...
08 August 2017

Confined Space Training - What do the regulations say?

Regulations can be confusing, frustrating and difficult to understand; particularly when concerning confined spaces. The definition of a confined space is broad and can lead to a grey area that poses...
26 April 2016

What is a confined space?

Confined Spaces are one of the most dangerous working environments. There are many things that can go wrong in such conditions, and each year, confined spaces claim the lives of 15-30 people in the...
05 February 2016