Gas Monitoring: Confined Spaces
Many workplaces contain areas that are considered “confined spaces” because while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs. A confined space also has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to, tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, pipelines, etc.
Entry into these confined spaces are controlled by the labour act and are subject to the use of gas detection equipment that can monitor certain hazards. Generally these hazards are and are not limited to the excessive build-up of flammable gases such as methane, large concentrations of carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulphide as well as a lack of enough oxygen to breath correctly. Some confined spaces may have other toxic hazards which should also be considered. Centmark Systems offer a wide range of portable and fixed gas detection devices that can be used to monitor these risks and ensure a safe working environment.