Confined spaces are dangerous. They require planning and preparation to prevent harm to the employees that enter them. Falls, asphyxiation, injuries, and entanglements are just a few of the hazards that workers deal with in confined spaces. Confined spaces include underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, vessels, silos, and similar locations.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), about 2.1M workers enter permit-confined spaces every year. Confined space incidents result in approximately 100 deaths per year. Out of 100 the deaths investigated by NIOSH, only 15% of the employees had any confined space training.
The main reason workers enter the confined space space is to perform routine maintenance. The most common hazards include atmospheric hazards and loose materials.
Confined Space Rescue Services
Having the right personnel at the right place at the right time is what SITEX Safety Rescue Services are all about. Our teams have the expertise to pre-plan confined space entry and the experience to oversee potentially dangerous work-place tasks. SITEX offers the personnel and equipment that it takes to mitigate the risks posed by confined spaces.
On-Site Rescue Services
- Rescue team staffing for any rescue job, 2-10 person teams
- Confined space & high angle technician
- Minimum medical training of first aid, CPR & AED (EMT’s available)
- Full-time, experienced rescue professionals
- Evaluation, pre-planning and pre-rigging each rescue job
- Confined Space Assessment and Rescue Plans
- Complete inventory and classification of all confined spaces within your facility
- Compliance with OSHA 1910.146 requirements
- Pre-planning the most effective and efficient means of rescue in case of emergency