confined spaces


Re-focussing on accidents that don’t need to happen

As the return to work continues and businesses focus on being COVID Secure, Dr Karen McDonnell, Head of RoSPA Scotland, reminds us that none of the risks inherent in construction have vanished and should not be forgotten about. Read More

Thames Water fined £300k following confined spaces breach

Thames Water has been fined following an incident in which three workers were carried along a sewer after a 150-year-old sewer gate collapsed. Read More

Confined space failures led to fitter suffering fatal burns

Yorkshire Water Services Ltd has been sentenced after a fitter suffered fatal burns when his clothing was ignited by sparks. HSE found that the company’s risk assessment and permit to work procedures had been inadequate and there were no site-specific procedures in place. Read More

The dangers of CO2 in confined spaces

By Jon Fleet, Sales Manager at Sertus Although Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a naturally-occurring gas expelled by all living creatures, Read More

Q&A: everything you need to know about confined spaces

Confined spaces pose a wide variety of potential hazards to those workers that are required to enter them, so recognising Read More

£250k fine after employees are overcome by fumes

A food waste disposal and recycling firm has been fined £250,000 after three employees were overcome by toxic gases, including hydrogen Read More

Ensuring safe working in confined spaces

Stephen Morris, Training Sales Manager with Capital Safety Training UK looks at the safety of workers in confined spaces. The Read More

Arco announces acquisition of CSTS Ltd

Arco has announced its latest investment in its training and consultancy division with the acquisition of specialist confined space, health Read More

‘Unique’ harness for confined spaces

Honeywell has launched the Miller H-Design confined space harness, which the firm describe as a ‘unique safety solution for people Read More

Company ordered to pay over £847k following second fatality at site

A Staffordshire animal rendering and food waste recycling company has been fined £660,000 after a self-employed contractor died after being Read More



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