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Document ID (ISN)106382
CIS number 07-469
ISSN - Serial title 0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Worall I.
Title Inner space
Bibliographic information Apr. 2006, Vol.24, No.4, p.55-58. Illus.
Abstract The construction of submarines requires stringent application of safety procedures for working in confined spaces. This article explains how a United Kingdom defence contractor entered into partnership with the Health and Safety Executive to improve confined-space working practices through the operation of an intervention plan. The dangers of confined-space working are outlined and changes in the company's working practices and the benefits resulting from the intervention are described.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; shipbuilding industry; submarines; work in confined spaces
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; legal aspects; inert gases; hypoxia; cooperation; escape and rescue; safe working methods; welding and cutting; explosive atmospheres
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Shipbuliding and ship repair
Confined spaces