Confined but Not Alone: Protecting Workers in Tight Spaces
Gen Handley, OH&S
How many of you feel uncomfortable in small, confined spaces? Quite a few of you. While some level of claustrophobia is fairly normal, there are those who choose to work in confined spaces, even thriving in such environments. However, confined working environments can be dangerous for a number of reasons, which you will see below.
Working in confined spaces presents a number of unique occupational health and safety challenges and safety hazards which can be fatal when proper safety protocols and strategies are not implemented and employed within the team.