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Expertise is very important in managing confined space risks

Expertise plays a very important role in a confined space

Aside being completely or partially enclosed, a confined space poses a lot of risks to people. It is believed that about 60% of confined space fatalities have been among the would-be rescue team.  The dangers or hazards that abound within a confined space are a lot more than normal workspaces.

Daniel Okrent opined that: “Right, but there’s expertise and then there’s inside information. And I think we have to make the distinction.” The Oxford dictionary defines expertise as: “an expert skill or knowledge in a particular field.” If you are regarded as an expert in a given field, it becomes apparent that you have a higher degree of knowledge or authority in the given subject matter.

In the field of confined space, the role of an expert is very crucial in ensuring the safety of workers. The experts know the confined space regulations, the risks involved, the appropriate equipment and the ability to make a quick and well-informed decision.


Expertise plays a very important role in a confined space


It is with regards to the abovementioned and the importance of expertise, that a well-trained confined space top-man, from the Hydro Cleansing team was able to upgrade a 2 man confined space team to an additional 3 man rescue team.

The task ahead was one that required a great degree of careful planning and expertise, where every little detail was important. To get into as much detail as possible, there was a tunnel with a length of about 75 metres. One of the bigger challenges was an exposed 11, 000v power line. The other issue was an overflowing sewer that had led to an aggregation of waste. The confined space team were expected to clean the sewer overflow to enable the safe repair of the power lines.



Expertise plays a very important role in a confined space

The Hydro Cleansing top-man utilised his deep understanding of health and safety legislation, to make the important decisions that helped this job end in success. The top-man utilised his expertise to make the confined space refined or cleared for the repair of the power line.

For confined space experts, please contact our hotline 0800 740 8888

What is a Confined Space?

understanding the role of health and safety in a confined space environment

What is a Confined Space?

Defined by the HSE as:

“A place which is substantially enclosed (though not always entirely), and where serious injury can occur from hazardous substances or conditions within the space or nearby”

Hydro Cleansings specialist, experienced, certificated Confined Space teams are on hand to carry out full assessments and offer support when needed for Confined Space working call 0800 740 8888

Hydro Cleansing provide a safe hands from the risk associated when working in a Confined Space for example (but not limited to):

  • Asphyxiation
  • Fire and Explosion
  • Exposure to hazardous substances
  • Drowning

Hydro Cleansing will listen to your requirements and match one of our Confined Space team to the works to be undertaken, from 2 Man to larger team if required.

At all times Hydro Cleansing put Health and Safety and risks associated with Confined Space work at the forefront of ours and your needs prior to undertaking works.

To talk to one of Hydro Cleansings expert Confined Space Account Managers or outside of office hours  for a service that is truly 24/7, 365 days a year professional  service call 0800 740 8888 the number is the same whatever the time of day.

Health and safety is an important aspect of a confined space environment.


Technology within the Environmental sector is moving at a fast pace

A specialized device used for tracing drains .

Hydro Cleansing are embracing this technology, believing this provides added value and ultimately cost savings to our existing and new customers.

The SOND is used for detecting drains

Nowhere is the use of Technology more apparent than with drainage inspections – where Hydro Cleansing strongly believes prevention is better than cure.

Non Inspection of drainage systems both commercially and domestically can lead to unforeseen problems and ultimately an unforeseen expense, coupled with the inconvenience to your business or home life.

Hydro Cleansing have invested in SOND technology which sits alongside our advanced CCTV drainage inspection equipment. The addition of SOND technology provides the ability to locate and tracing drainage systems, its depth and direction without having to go to the inconvenience immediately of excavation.

For all your drainage inspection requirements using the latest technology call Hydro Cleansing on 0800 740 8888.