Confined space entry measuring made simple and convenient

New multi-gas detector X-am 8000 The Dräger X-am 8000 measures up to seven toxic or flammable gases and vapours as well as oxygen simultaneously – in pump or diffusion mode. Comprehensive process safety is assured by a clear signalling concept…

Hazards of confined space

Fatalities attributed to confined space working are still significant. There are many studies and statistics available. According to data collected there are approximately 90 fatalities every year in the US and 15 in the UK. Approximately 40% to 60% of…

Confined Space Rescue Operations

Rescue operations place special demands on the Emergency Response Team (ERT). The ERT must balance the complexities of site management with the intricacies of victim management to stabilize an effective and efficient manner while maintaining the safety of responding personnel.…

What Happened to the Air? Hidden Dangers Aboard Ships

Aboard ship there are many areas that have hidden dangers of which the land-based firefighter may be unaware. I think that we all would be suspicious about entering a newly emptied cargo tank aboard an eight hundred foot gasoline tanker.…

Maintaining Officer Safety in a Tight Spot

Just one year before the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 and Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) came into force, the HSE prosecuted Tayside Fire Board for the death of a firefighter who was killed trying to rescue two men trapped inside…

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