New guidance released on working in confined spaces
The Water Industry body Water UK has recently revised its Occasional Guidance Note on Confined Spaces, with fresh guidance on safer working. In December 2019 it issued a revised Occasional Guidance Note on the Classification & Management of Confined Space Entries with the aim of continuing to improve safety standards, not only within its own industry, but in the UK as a whole.
The new guidance will help you identify confined spaces, assess risk, and go on to develop safe and suitable systems of work, but the advice is not exhaustive, and cannot predict all possible scenarios. Your organisation will still need to undertake your own specific risk assessments, so if this guidance affects you, we can help.
SA Safety Limited are specialists in confined space consultancy, management and training. We are passionate about creating a safer working environment for our customers, and through our training and services ensure your staff have the necessary skills and competence to work safely in and around confined spaces. If you require assistance in reviewing your risk assessments, method statements or rescue plans, or require a qualified emergency rescue team or have a need for training, accredited or bespoke, please get in touch.