What is a confined space?
Confined spaces present some of the most challenging environments for health and safety professionals. From potentially toxic atmospheres, to physically hazardous conditions such as extreme temperatures, unstable materials, or the potential for falls, confined spaces often present unseen challenges. Creating and maintaining a safe jobsite with Confined Spaces depends on having correct, current information.
Confined Spaces are areas that are:
Proper planning is essential to working safely in confined spaces. Due consideration should be given to many issues, such as: preparation of the site, selection of equipment and PPE, personnel requirements, as well as training. Watch this video on some key training requirements for confined space.
Training is a key aspect of ensuring confined space entrants, attendants, supervisors, and rescuers are aware of the hazards they may face in confined spaces, and receive the proper training to carry out their job safely. 3M can support employers in complying with training requirements through our series of instructor-led Confined Space courses.