Reducing the risks of confined space working
Dräger offers a number of Confined Space Training courses – including a new basic awareness course designed to ensure that personnel working in confined spaces , such as tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, and pipelines, understand the risks and ‘what they need to do to stay safe’.
The company said: “Using a mix of classroom and realistic training scenarios, our experienced, externally qualified trainers explain all the procedures and equipment required to remain safe when working in a confined space. Our training facilities throughout the UK include configurable tunnels and drops which allow us to recreate a range of real-life situations. We always also incorporate appropriate safety equipment to ensure that delegates gain realistic experience and knowledge within a safe, controlled environment. Special attention is given to gas measurement, personal protective equipment, and emergency procedures.”
Dräger says an estimated ‘200 +’ deaths occur globally due to ‘confined space’ accidents. It adds: “The Dräger Academy has been imparting well-founded and practice-based knowledge for over 40 years. With more than 110 authorised trainers, and over 600 various thematic modules, we run over 2,400 training courses per year.”