ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Français | Español

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)106001
CIS number 07-125
Year 2004
Convention or series no. BGR 117
Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (HVBG)
Title Work in storage tanks and confined spaces
Original title Arbeiten in Behältern und engen Räumen [in German]
Bibliographic information Carl Heymanns Verlag KG, Luxemburgerstrasse 449, 50939 Köln, Germany, Apr. 2004. 56p. Illus. Index.
Internet access [in German]
Abstract Contents of these guidelines of the German Mutual Occupational Accident Insurance Association on work in storage tanks and confined spaces: scope; definitions; hazard evaluation and list of hazards and dangers; safety measures (organizational, protection against dangerous substances, explosions, hazards related to biological substances, protection against falls, mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, radiation, hot and cold environments, protection against burial in loose materials, risks to health due to excessive physical or psychological stress), emergency and rescue measures; special provisions. Appendices include examples of operating procedures, directives and related rules.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; storage tanks; work in confined spaces
Descriptors (secondary) radiation protection; hot workplaces; dangerous substances; work organization; electricity; physical workload; burial in loose materials; explosion protection; personal protective equipment; biological hazards; mechanical hazards; cold workplaces; directive; information of personnel; protection against falls from heights
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Other equipment and plant
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces