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Document ID (ISN)106383
CIS number 07-450
ISSN - Serial title 0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hallett F.
Title Room for manoeuvre
Bibliographic information Apr. 2006, Vol.24, No.4, p.60-62. Illus.
Abstract Selecting suitable respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is often a key part of planning for work in confined spaces, but so is careful consideration of other activities that may impact on it. This article takes work at height as an example of one such activity, looking at how various types of RPE can interfere with the need to climb into, out of, or within a confined space. Different types of RPE are described and problems of interaction with other equipment such as ladders, scaffolds and safety harnesses. Design and wearability factors of RPE are also addressed.
Descriptors (primary) work in confined spaces; respirators; work at height
Descriptors (secondary) protection against falls from heights; air purifying respirators; harnesses; physical workload; self-contained breathing apparatus; supplied air respirators
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces
Respiratory protection