Today I spent the day doing a confined space entry course at ESS safeforce in Castleford. The morning was spent going though all the different types of paper work that needs completing and how to control the risks.
The afternoon was then spent going through how to use the different safety equipment and What to do if we are in a confined space and the gas alarm goes off . To end the days training we had to pass a practical training exercise which involved going into a simulated Confined space and using the emergency escape sets to provide a breathable atmosphere so that we could escape in time .
It was good fun but it also highlights the many serious risks and hazards that I could become exposed to while working.