Training for confined space working

Published:  27 September, 2021

Brian Grunes, Arco Professional Safety Services Confined Space training expert (pictured) offers guidance on the risks of confined space working and the upcoming changes to the City & Guilds training accreditation

Q. What kind of working situation could pose a confined space risk?

The existence of confined spaces in some workplaces can be reasonably easy to identify and understand. Tanks, vessels, sewers among others are known to be confined spaces to people working in those environments; however, the existence of confined spaces in commercial or non–industrial premises are less well known. Service ducts, lofts and void spaces, plant rooms or poorly ventilated rooms can be confined spaces too and often found in commercial buildings, hospitals, universities and residential dwellings.

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