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What is the difference between a confined space and a high risk environment?

What is a high risk environment? A high risk environment is a space which is likely to expose individuals to dangers. A number of industries operate in these environments with many people entering to perform essential tasks. Therefore, it is essential for employers to identify hazards and control potential risks to protect staff members before […]

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Man survives 30 metre fall into confined space

A confined space rescue operation was executed in Cornwall to save a man’s life after he fell 30 feet into a mine shaft. The hiker in his 50s was trapped for six hours after he fell down a disused mine shaft sustaining “serious injuries” and believed to have been suffering from hypothermia at the scene. […]

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Confined space training: an emergency response plan

Accessing any confined space environment has to have an emergency response plan to restrict serious injuries or fatalities from occurring. A suitable and effective plan will protect the safety of workers and will potentially avoid legal fines from regulators. Does your business have an appropriate emergency response plan? An emergency response plan is required for […]

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Which confined space training do you need?

For businesses working in confined spaces it is crucial to have current and relevant training. Especially since in the last year there has been a significant rise in the cost of Health and Safety fines for businesses that are not adhering to regulations. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) fines have risen at a rate […]

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5 ways regular training can help your business

Training that identifies hazards and controls potential risks will not only protect staff’s safety, your business, but is a necessity by law. Additional benefits for carrying out regular training includes: Understanding technology developments happening in your sector Frequently new technological advancements are being developed, making it crucial to have current training. Enrolling staff on the […]

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Confined space training – What the regulations say employers need to do?

Employers are liable by legal legislation to follow safety procedures correctly, whilst ensuring every potential risk and unknown hazard has a suitable risk assessment. If procedures are not followed properly, employers may be accountable for injuries or accidents which have occurred; leading to large fines and potentially prosecution – dependent on the offence. Under the Management […]

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5 Things you should know about working in confined spaces

Work in confined spaces can be extremely dangerous – particularly without the proper training and equipment. Confined spaces pose numerous potential hazards to those working in them and to rescue teams seeking to assist those who get into difficulty. Here are 5 things you should know about working in confined spaces: 1. What defines a […]

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Confined Space Training Course Dates

A list of our upcoming confined space training course dates for autumn 2017 can be found below. The confined space training courses will be available for low risk, medium risk and high risk confined space entry. All training events will be carried out at our specialised confined space training centre in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. If […]

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Five Causes of Confined Space Accidents

Any type of work within confined spaces carries a certain level of risk. Somebody working in confined spaces can never be sure that the environment is completely safe. Because of this, confined space accidents are common and can land both employees and employers in trouble. There are a number of contributing factors that might cause […]

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Leicestershire firefighters use new sewers for confined space training

Last month, firefighters from Hinckley in Leicestershire scrambled through sewers as part of a confined space training exercise. The emergency responders went down a 1.6m diameter sewer that is under construction, in Leicester Road, Hinckley. Severn Trent was carrying out a £1.5m sewer improvement project in the town. The group is expanding the sewer network […]

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