SERVICE OVERVIEW:

Confined Space

Elevated Safety offers confined space training, consultation and on-site rescue services. As one of our core competencies, we know the unique hazards and scenarios when accessing and working in confined space.

CONFINED SPACE SERVICES

CONSULTING

Confined space consultation includes identification of confined spaces, evaluation of those confined spaces and an assessment that provides recommendations and guidelines for your on-site team. Deliverables may include a rescue plan for your team, confined space gear required, and the proper levels of training or certification for your confined space workers.

STAND-BY RESCUE

  • Elevated Safety will staff your confined space scenarios with an on-site confined space rescue team, in such, NFPA 350 recommends that a rescue team be capable of making entry for a· rescue within two minutes of the incident occurrence.
  • Elevated Safety confined space rescue team members are NFPA certified rescuers, in addition to being SPRAT certified rope access technicians.
  • Elevated Safety comes equipped with the proper safety equipment for your confined space scenario. Equipment may include winches, mechanical advantage retrieval systems, tripods, patient packaging equipment, rigging hardware, emergency medical equipment, supplied air and/or self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), gas detectors and advanced air monitoring devices

CONFINED SPACE TRAINING

  • Elevated Safety offers confined space training in accordance with OSHA and NFPA standards and the courses are designed for workers and rescuers who may operate in confined spaces  such as HVAC vents, boilers, pits, silos, tanks and other hazardous confined space.
  • Confined Space training courses offered: Confined Space Awareness, Confined Space Operations and Confined Space Technician

WHAT MAKES A CONFINED SPACE?

OSHA considers a space to be confined when it:

  • Is large enough to enter
  • Has a limited means for entry and exit
  • Is not designed for continuous occupancy

Examples of confined spaces include:

  • Bins, boilers, and pits (elevator, escalator, and pump pits)
  • Manholes (sewers, storm drains, electrical, communications, and utility)
  • Tanks (fuel, chemical, water, grains, other solids or liquids)
  • Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning ducts (HVAC)

Essential guidelines for keeping workers safe:

  • OSHA Standard: A rescue team should have the capability to reach the victim(s) within a time frame that is appropriate for the permit space hazard(s) identified. (OSHA 29 CFR  1910.146(k)(1)(iii)(A))
  • NFPA 350: For a Tier 2 response, a full trained rescue team meeting NFPA 1670 is on site with appropriate capability to make safe entry for rescue. The team should be equipped and  mobile and capable of setup and rescue entry within 12-15 minutes of incident occurrence. (NFPA 350 chapter 10.1.3.4.2)
  • NFPA 350: For a Tier 3 response teams should be completely set up and capable of rescue entry within 2 minutes of incident occurrence. (NFPA 350 chapter 10.1.3.4.3)
  • NFPA 350: The rescue team should be completely set up and capable of rescue entry within 2 minutes of incident occurrence. (NFPA 350 chapter 10.1.3.4.3)

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