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Document ID (ISN)76684
CIS number 01-809
Year 2000
Convention or series no. HSE Agriculture Information Sheet No.26
Health and Safety Executive
Title Managing confined spaces on farms
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Oct. 2000. 4p. 2 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; agriculture; safe working methods; confined spaces
Descriptors (secondary) forage processing; asphyxiants; toxic gases; grain dust; bulk storage bins; fodder silos; storage tanks; vats; data sheet; liquid manure
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Confined spaces