This program starts by defining a confined space and then talks in some detail about confined space entry permits.
The next section covers the four main reasons why accidents occur in confined spaces.
Featured in the program is the approach that should be taken to deal with the two major hazard groups associated with confined spaces, which are hazardous atmospheres and energy sources.
Hazardous atmospheres include:
- Oxygen deficient atmospheres
- Oxygen enriched atmospheres
- Flammable or explosive atmospheres, and
- Toxic or poisonous atmospheres.
Energy sources include:
- Kinetic, and
Confined spaces are dangerous places. Minor risks in normal work situations can become life-threatening risks in confined spaces. You should never become complacent about working in confined spaces. The only safe approach to working in confined spaces is to diligently follow the instructions that are detailed in the Confined Space Work Permit and to utilize any personal protective that has been identified as necessary.
Confined spaces can be safe if approached in the right manner.
RUNNING TIME: 15 Minutes