The know-how to navigate jobsites with confined spaces.
The definitions of a confined space vary from country to country, but the common criteria commonly include (see relevant national regulations):
Learn more about confined spaces definitions, regulations and statistics in the document below.
No two confined spaces are exactly alike. Type, size and hazards vary greatly, along with different standards, regulations and company policies that can apply to each working environment.
Safely handling entries and exits starts with identifying your work spaces:
Working safely in confined spaces is universal, but different industries present their own challenges:
Many different types of hazards can be found in confined spaces, whether inherent or created by the task being conducted. Common potential risks include:
The four elements to successful management of confined spaces:
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Training is a key aspect of ensuring confined space entrants, attendants, supervisors, and rescuers are aware of the hazards they may face in confined spaces, and receive the proper training to carry out their job safely. 3M can support employers in complying with training requirements through our series of instructor-led Confined Space courses.
View our full range of Confined Space training courses