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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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Unnecessary injuries caused to a confined space worker

A UK water system manufacturer has been fined and charged after a contracted worker fell over 3.5 metres down a confined space causing substantial head and arm injuries. The worker was undertaking welding work on the top of a water treatment vessel without efficient safety measures. Sadly the ladder was insufficiently secured, which during the […]

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Confined space training held for engineering firm’s maintenance and servicing team

This week, Confined Space Services held a confined space training course for employees of Shakespeare Engineering.   Based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, the family-owned business supplies, services, and repairs a wide range of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment on sites throughout the UK. This work means that their trained and fully qualified engineers need to take […]

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3 Lives ‘needlessly lost’ in confined space tragedy

A South Florida utility contractor and a related contracting company has been charged and fined after an investigation into the deaths of three workers who succumbed to toxic gases in a manhole in January at a worksite in the US state. A 34-year-old pipe layer entered the manhole, a confined space, and quickly became unresponsive. […]

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