The HSE legislation for the health and safety is as follows;

‘Under domestic law (the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974) employers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their employees and others. This responsibility is reinforced by regulations.’

The HSE regulations for working in a confined space are as follows;

The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997
Apply where the assessment identifies risks of serious injury from work in confined spaces.

These regulations contain the following key duties:

  • avoid entry to confined spaces, e.g. by doing the work from the outside;
  • if entry to a confined space is unavoidable, follow a safe system of work; and
  • put in place adequate emergency arrangements before the work start

You can view all of the HSE facts and figures easily online at their website www.hse.gov.uk
It is now more important than ever to make sure that your delegates get the required training and have the knowledge to complete their job safely. The responsibility lies with the management within the company. So it is vitally important that your employees and managers know the regulations and the required actions needed to comply with the law.

Confined Space Training

Project Skills Solutions provide confined space training nationwide at our training centres and on your site. Group prices start from just £60+vat per person and open course prices start at only £125+vat per person, visit our confined space course page to find your nearest course or for more information on the training you will receive.