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Document ID (ISN)102395
CIS number 03-1370
Year 2003
Convention or series no. PREVENT Memo Technique n░5
Author(s) De Graef M.
Title Working in confined spaces
Original title Travailler dans des espaces confinÚs [in French]
Bibliographic information PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, Dec. 2003. 2p. Illus.
Abstract Contents of this information leaflet on work in confined spaces: definition of confined space; examples of confined spaces; description of the hazards (fire and explosion, asphyxiation, electrocution, falls and trips, drowning); preventive measures (awareness of procedures, external supervision during the time work is being carried out in a confined space, communication between the worker and the person located outside, detection of dangerous atmospheres, access to confines spaces, signalling, ventilation, anti-spark or anti-explosion devices, personal protective equipment).
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; Belgium; risk factors; work in confined spaces; confined spaces
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; oxygen; fire hazards; toxic gases; explosion hazards; ventilation; flameproof construction; personal protective equipment; drowning; asphyxia; data sheet; explosive atmosphere detection; toxic atmosphere detection; safety guides; electricity
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Other equipment and plant
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces