|Document ID (ISN)||106383|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
|Convention or series no.
||Room for manoeuvre
||Apr. 2006, Vol.24, No.4, p.60-62. Illus.
||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.
||work in confined spaces; respirators; work at height
||protection against falls from heights; air purifying respirators; harnesses; physical workload; self-contained breathing apparatus; supplied air respirators
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport