When working in confined spaces, at height or in hazardous conditions, it is essential that rescue-trained staff and equipment be on-site, available for deployment at all times. Our teams ensure compliance with provincial requirements and are rescue ready, employing their real-world experience on your behalf.
Davis Safety will identify and assess the risks that workers are likely to be exposed to while working at height or in confined spaces.
Our staff will also identify and take measures to reduce, control or eliminate the risks to safety or health associated with the task at hand. Our team will perform constant monitoring before, during and after employee work tasks commence.
Rescue technicians will develop a rescue plan and pre-rig the site, ensuring that accountability is maintained and staff is rescue-ready at all times.
Safety personnel may assume the role of Confined Space Monitor. Their duties include:
Recognition of hazards associated with entry, and ensure controls are in place to eliminate or reduce such hazards.
Be aware of the Code of Practice requirements for Confined Space Entry.
Understand the difference between a Confined Space and a Restricted Space along with the requirements for each.
Ensure developed procedures are followed, safe work procedure generated, and safety meeting held with all personnel involved prior to entry.
Ensure preparation is completed with isolation, and ventilation.
Complete initial and continuous monitoring of the atmosphere for toxic vapors, explosive mixtures and oxygen deficiencies.
Confined Space Checklists are referred to and filled in to ensure all items are reviewed such as: vessel id, communication with workers or rescue personnel, rescue equipment, method of rescue, isolation, purging, ventilation, hazards identified, PPE requirements, and instructions or procedures in place.
An Emergency Response Plan will be in place and reviewed/acknowledged by all involved.
Our safety personnel involved in Confined Space Monitoring are knowledgeable in the following:
- Code of Practice requirements.
- Confined space monitor responsibilities.
- Definition of confined and restricted spaces.
- Hazardous substances and energy Isolation.
- Atmospheric Testing.
- Ventilation and purging.
- Entry permitting system.
- Personal protective equipment required.
- Emergency Response Plans.