Entering a confined space or enclosed area that could become toxic is a common occurrence in some critical industry sectors. The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 state that a “confined space means any place, including any chamber, tank, vat, silo, pit, trench, pipe, sewer, flue, well or other similar space in which, by virtue of its enclosed nature, there arises a reasonably foreseeable specified risk.”
This definition applies to many sectors and companies operating in these sectors have a duty of care to provide the most suitable equipment to protect their employees at all times.
Confined spaces and other hazardous working environments are often restricted, have poor light and can be difficult to access and
could become hazardous and life threatening very quickly.
If an employee, working in these conditions, suddenly has to escape or affect a rescue, they need breathing apparatus that is not only simple to don and easy to use, but equipment that it totally reliable too. Quite simply put – the correct escape or working rescue breathing apparatus can be the difference between life and death.