confined space awareness News

  • Do you need Engineering Safety Training?

    Engineering can take us into some weird places: underground vaults, service tunnels, motorway access panels. Some of these places are low risk but others require engineering safety training. These particular environments can bring up varied types of hazards and dangers. So it’s the utmost importance to keep yourself and your work surroundings ...

  • New Rental Fleet of Gas Detectors

    Ashtead Technology Rentals is launching a new fleet of instruments designed specifically to detect the many toxic and hazardous gases that can arise in drains and underground cavities. It is believed that over 80,000 new chemicals have been created in the last 50 years and many of them, unfortunately, end up in our drainage systems. A high proportion of these chemicals are toxic and anyone ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • What can go wrong in confined space rescues

    May 8, 2010, Middletown, OH -- A worker conducting a non-entry inspection of a manhole was incapacitated and fell into the hole. Moments later, two firefighters lowered their captain into the hole to conduct the rescue. All three firefighters were overcome and nearly perished in the botched rescue. May 26, 2010, Liberty Township, IN -- A worker is overcome and collapses ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Epoxy smoke stymied rescue

    GEORGETOWN — Rescuers did not lower an air supply to five workers trapped inside a smoky hydroelectric conduit until 2 1/2 hours after a fire broke out, officials said Wednesday. The five contractors perished inside the 12-foot-wide concrete-and-steel tunnel Tuesday after sparking a fire in some fresh epoxy they were applying, even though they sent a radio message that they were still all OK an ...

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