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Confined space tunnel development completed in Glasgow

Scottish Water is celebrating the completion of the biggest waste water tunnel construction in Glasgow, Scotland. A state-of-the-art tunnel boring machine (TBM) has spent 15 months creating the 3.1 mile-long sewer beneath the area of Glasgow. The Shiedihill Tunnel improvements have replaced the previous Victorian waste water management infrastructure and river water quality system from […]

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How are people affected by claustrophobia in confined spaces?

Claustrophobia is a condition where individuals are fearful of being in a confined space. Research from the National Health Service (NHS) states around 10 percent of the UK’s population is affected by a phobia at some point in their life. What is a phobia? The NHS describe a phobia as an overwhelming fear of an […]

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Confined space disaster at mushroom factory

A 20 year old male worker has died, and two other staff were left unconscious, in a mushroom plant tragedy on 13th September. All four workers are believed to have been overcome with toxic fumes when working on the wood chip silo in the county of Monaghan, Ireland. Tragically, the worker that died at the […]

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Life unnecessarily lost in confined space

Tragically a life has been lost due to carbon monoxide poisoning in a confined space. A 73-year-old grandfather was found on the deck of his boat after he had collapsed, in Mais Oui, on the Channel Island of Jersey. An inquest into his death on 16th February 2017, discovered he was overcome with exhaust fumes […]

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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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