|Document ID (ISN)||76684|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Agriculture Information Sheet No.26
Health and Safety Executive
||Managing confined spaces on farms
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Oct. 2000. 4p. 2 ref.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ais26.pdf [in English]
||Fatal accidents occur during work in confined spaces involving persons not aware of the presence of a dangerous atmosphere. Risks include loss of consciousness from poisonous gases or lack of oxygen, asphyxiation from free-flowing solids, drowning in liquids or serious injury by fire or explosion. Examples of confined spaces in agriculture include slurry pits, effluent-treatment tanks and silos. This information sheet provides guidance on managing the risks from confined spaces and on meeting the requirements of United Kingdom regulations. Contents include: managing the risks; avoiding work in confined spaces where possible; safe working methods in specific work environments (sealed moist grain tower silos, indoor silage clamps, slurry storage systems, forage tower silos). Replaces CIS 99-648.
||United Kingdom; agriculture; safe working methods; confined spaces
||forage processing; asphyxiants; toxic gases; grain dust; bulk storage bins; fodder silos; storage tanks; vats; data sheet; liquid manure
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations