Dangers of confined spaces highlighted at IIRSM event hosted by DTL
03 June 2018
The dangers of working in confined spaces were on the agenda at a recent meeting of the international risk and safety body, IIRSM, hosted by Develop Training Ltd.
Develop Training consultant Steve Smith introduced delegates at the East Midlands annual meeting to the particular risks posed by working in confined spaces and how to train operatives to cope with them. He explained that working in confined spaces is more common than people generally suppose, with examples occurring in many industries from marine to construction.
Confined space training options
To train people for the experience, Develop Training operates fixed and mobile confined spaces training units, providing practical experience for delegates from its customers, which include household names in construction, utilities and energy.
Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations
Also on the agenda, independent health and safety consultant James Woolgrove discussed managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects in line with the Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations.
With 8,000 members worldwide, IIRSM – the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management - is an independent charity providing practical support to people involved in managing risks. Its members cover areas from compliance to environmental management, health and safety, insurance, internal audit, quality management, security and project management.
Download DTL’s whitepaper on confined spaces here.