COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS

Industrial
Support Services

SA Safety are experts in the provision of Emergency Rescue Teams for working at height and in confined spaces. We understand that the safety of your employees and contractors is of paramount importance. All of our rescue teams are crewed by local-based, highly qualified operatives who will meet your standby rescue and support requirements for short, medium, or long-term projects, including 24/7 cover.
YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY

Emergency Rescue
Team

SA Safety Ltd understand that the safety of your employees and contractors is of paramount importance. Our rescue teams are crewed by highly qualified staff that will meet your standby rescue and support requirements.
safety is paramount

Rope Access
Inspection Service

SA Safety Limited provide a comprehensive rope access inspection service. We employ rope access techniques to carry out inspections, surveys and testing on power stations, industrial buildings, storage tanks, bridges, equipment, pipework, and ducting.
IF YOU WEAR A MASK…

Fit
Testing

SA Safety provide a complete qualitative Face Fit testing service. Our team of competent testers will undertake the testing on-site to ensure as little disruption to your work pattern as possible. We can deliver up to 20 Face Fit tests per day.
Your safety is our priority

Emergency Rescue
Team

SA Safety Ltd understand that the safety of your employees and contractors is of the greatest importance. Our rescue teams are crewed by highly qualified staff that will meet your standby rescue and support requirements for short, medium or long-term projects, including 24/7 cover.  Regular training in technical rescue scenarios for confined spaces, working at height and rope access is undertaken. Your safety is our priority.

SA Safety will:

Provide a confined space rescue and rope rescue team, using multi-skilled team members who are highly effective at undertaking rescue from situations including, but not exclusive to, pits, vessels, scaffolding, gantries, and HRSG’s
Provide, review and update where required, Risk Assessments, Method Statement, First Aid Risk Assessment, Safe System of Works, and Rescue Plans
Provide Advanced First Aid qualified team members to administer First Person on Scene medical care
Inspect the workspace daily immediately prior to any works commencing to establish that the Risk Assessment, Method Statement, Safe System of Work and Rescue Plan are valid and sufficient
Provide all relevant personnel with a task-specific safety briefing
Provide our own fully calibrated and tested rescue equipment and transportation
Ensure all PPE issued to staff is fire retardant and is identifiable as our rescue and recovery team
Provide toolbox talks on any height and confined space-related subject as required, including safe use of equipment
Provide fall and work restraint systems
Provide rope retrieval systems
Monitor and supervise all personnel entering and exiting the workspace, ensuring RAMS and permits are completed
Supply highly competent hole and fire watchers who will always be in direct radio contact with the rescue team
Monitor the atmosphere of the confined space and advise if additional precautions should be taken or if works should be reevaluated
Send a senior team member to the daily outage meeting
Provide support and recommendations for on-site emergency exercises

Emergency Rescue Team Operatives

All our rescue team operatives hold the following qualifications as a minimum standard:

City & Guilds Working in Confined Spaces 6150-03 and Emergency Rescue and Recovery from Confined Spaces 6150-05
Rope Rescue Technician – IRATA Level 3
Medical skills, including First Person on Scene and Casualty Handling

Many of the team have further qualifications including:

Technical Response & Incident Management for Specialist Rescue
Casualty Management in Specialist Rescue
City & Guilds High Risk Confined Space 6150-03 Instructor
Safety at Heights and Confined Space Access and Rescue Instructor
Management of Search and Rescue Operations for Land and Water
Rescue 3 Management of Water & Flood Incident
Urban Search & Rescue Instructor
SFJ Level 3 Award in Emergency Rescue & Recovery of Casualties from Confined Space and Water
IOSH Managing Safely
Rescue 3 Swiftwater Rescue Technician Instructor
Emergency Rescue Team Supervisor
NEBOSH
Emergency Medical Technician
City & Guilds Overseeing Work in Confined Spaces
Incident Command

SA Safety Limited take the physical and mental wellbeing of its staff very seriously. We ensure that all team members are physically and mentally fit prior to and during any planned works. Members will be in possession of a medical certificate stating their suitability for wearing breathing apparatus and undertaking rescue duties.

A typical rescue team will consist of three team members. One team member will supervise, with the remaining two team members ready to affect rescue should the need arise. However, in some circumstances, a larger rescue team may be required.

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Safety is paramount

Rope Access
Inspection Service

SA Safety Limited provide a comprehensive rope access inspection service. We employ rope access techniques to carry out inspections, surveys and testing on power stations, industrial buildings, storage tanks, bridges, equipment, pipework, and ducting.

Due to the expertise of our rope access team, we can significantly reduce the time and cost to your business of any inspection work requirement. Inspection work can require scaffolding or an elevator platform to access the inspection area, which takes time to source and erect. Sometimes these techniques are unable provide a full picture of the potential area of damage, which means problems could be missed, affecting your business’s ability to deliver to your customers.

The safety of both your staff and our team of operatives is of the utmost importance so, as part of our service, we will work closely with your Health & Safety Executive to prepare a Risk Assessment and Method Statement prior to any work being undertaken; this will be an extensive report detailing the identified risks and the risk mitigation procedures.

A full inspection report including high resolution photographs will be submitted in line with your requirements.

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If you wear a mask……you need a test!

Fit
Testing

SA Safety provide a complete qualitative Face Fit testing service. Our team of competent testers will undertake the testing on-site to ensure minimal disruption to your work pattern. We can deliver up to 20 Face Fit tests per day, with each test normally taking 20 minutes per person.

Qualitative Fit Testing (QLFT) is a simple yet accurate taste test, where a strong-tasting aerosol is introduced into a hood worn over the head in order to test the face seal of a mask. The qualitative method is suitable for disposable and reusable half masks only; full-face masks cannot be tested this way. Although this type of test is based on subjective detection and response by the wearer of the RPE, it is important that it is administered by a fit tester competent in using this method.

Why do I need a Face Fit Test?

Fit testing is required under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH), Control of Lead Work Regulations (CLAW) and Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAW) for all tight-fitting facepieces. If your operatives wear tight-fitting masks in the workplace then you will need to provide evidence of a fit test for each different make, model and size of mask they use.

In March 2019 the Health & Safety Executive released leaflet INDG 479 guidance of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) fit testing. Where Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is used, it must be able to provide adequate protection for individual wearers. Facepieces need to fit tight to the wearer’s face to be effective, as RPE cannot protect the wearer if it leaks. Health & Safety law stipulates that tight-fitting RPE must be fit-tested as part of the initial selection process.

Face Fit Testing is required for the following types of masks:

Disposable half masks
Reusable filter or cartridge half masks
Powered respirators
Full face filter or cartridge masks
Escape set masks
Full breathing apparatus masks

Post Testing

Once the test has been successfully completed a certificate will be issued and a copy of the Fit Test report will be provided to the employer. The report will recommend when the next fit test should take place, normally between 1-2 years.

Repeat Testing

It is good practice to have a system in place to ensure fit testing RPE is carried out on a regular basis. The Health & Safety Executive guidance states that a repeat test should be conducted in the following circumstances:

Change of mask type, model and/or size
The wearer gains or loses weight
The wearer undergoes substantial dental work
The wearer develops any facial changes (scars, moles etc.) around the face seal area
Where the employer’s Health & Safety Policy dictates

Copyright: SA Safety Ltd 2019  |  Company Registration No: 11192557, VAT Registration No: 288 5571 48  |   Web Design by Dorset Tech

Copyright: SA Safety Ltd 2018  |  Company Registration No: 11192557, VAT Registration No: 288 5571 48  |   Web Design by Dorset Tech