Gas detection maintenance has fuelled growing demand for gas detection equipment wherever hazardous levels of gas may be found. Employers need to train workers to use, maintain, and calibrate gas detection equipment safely, whether portable or fixed.
Asphyxia, gas poisoning, fumes, fire and explosions are common hazards so employers and employees need to be aware of the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997.
We can’t stress enough just how dangerous confined spaces are. Not only are areas in an enclosed environment uncomfortable for the person inside, but they’re also often hiding hidden dangers that can severely affect the health of those within or – in the worst case scenario – can cause death.