Where to Rent Confined Space Equipment
28 May 2019 Safety Supplies
Confined spaces can be incredibly dangerous to work in. There are a number of safety recommendations that Worksafe BC summarizes to ensure worker safety when working in confined spaces. Many jobs that take place in confined spaces require specialized equipment in order to stay safe, which is why it is important to know where to rent confined space equipment. At United Scaffold Supply, they provide safety equipment to industries for all kinds of work, including confined space tasks.
Types of Confined Space Safety Equipment
Confined space work comes with a variety of hazards that are not often present in other types of jobs. Some of the equipment that is available for rent from United Scaffold Supply to combat these hazards include:
Pulley systems can be extremely useful for providing emergency extraction of workers from a confined space if an emergency arises. Pulley systems can be used for a variety of confined entries, including vertical entries, rope access work, and crawl spaces. Confined space pulley systems are typically used in tandem with a harness system.
Helmets and Headgear
Helmets from United Scaffold Supply are all lightweight, low-profile, ventilated, and comfortable. Confined spaces often contain hazards such as debris or limited headroom and having the proper headgear can keep workers from being injured. Many helmets feature mounting systems for hearing protection and face shields for added convenience.
Many confined spaces have limited ventilation. For this reason, it is important to use a blower fan in a confined space to provide constant circulation of breathable, clean air.
The Risks of Confined Spaces
Although it is not common for incidents to occur in confined spaces, when they do occur, they can be incredibly dangerous. Some of the risks of confined spaces include:
- Reduced oxygen levels
- Noxious or toxic fumes
- High concentrations of contaminants in the air
Before entering any confined space, it is important to assess the situation and prepare the proper safety equipment. If a job has a higher risk of incident, make sure that you consult a safety professional.
To learn more about where to rent confined space equipment in BC, or if you are interested in any of United Scaffold Supply’s other services or products, please contact them at 1-866-820-6341 or fill out a contact form on their website and they will get back to you.