Confined spaces are broken down into two categories, permit required and non-permit required. We will focus on permit required confined space entry.
Permit Required Confined-Space Entry
This is defined as:
Is large enough and so configured that an employee can bodily enter and perform assigned work; and
Has limited or restricted means for entry or exit (for example, tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, and pits are spaces that may have limited means of entry); and
Is not designed for continuous employee occupancy.
These spaces can be classified as permit required for many different reasons. Some of the most common are hazardous atmosphere, extreme heat, or size of work area.
When entering a permit required confined space certain precautions must be taken:
- Multiple qualified people on site
- Atmospheric meter (reads oxygen levels and alerts to hazardous gases)
- Ventilation plan
- Rescue system
- Communication equipment if necessary
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) like safety glasses and hardhats
- Proper lighting within the area
After the space has been assessed and the required precautions are taken a permit can be submitted and work can begin. To determine whether this is something that will be required we advise you talk to your insurance company and discuss with any other necessary parties.
We Offer Confined-Space Entry Services throughout Metro Atlanta GA
Fulton County: Alpharetta GA, Atlanta GA, Birmingham GA, Campbellton GA, Chattahoochee Hills GA, Cliftondale GA, College Park GA, East Point GA, Fairburn GA, Hapeville GA, Johns Creek GA, Milton GA, Mountain Park GA, North Atlanta GA, Palmetto GA, Red Oak GA, Roswell GA, Sandtown GA, Sandy Springs GA, South Fulton GA, Union City GA.
Cobb County: Acworth GA, Austell GA, Chattahoochee Plantation GA, Clarkdale GA, Cumberland GA, East Cobb GA, Fair Oaks GA, Kennesaw GA, Marietta GA, Mableton GA, Noonday GA, Powder Springs GA, Powers Park GA, Spring Hill GA, Smyrna GA, Town Center GA, Vinings GA.
Gwinnett County: Auburn GA, Berkeley Lake GA, Braselton GA, Buford GA, Centerville GA, Dacula GA, Duluth GA, Five Forks GA, Grayson GA, Hamilton Mill GA, Lawrenceville GA, Lilburn GA, Loganville GA, Mechanicsville GA, Mountain Park GA, Norcross GA, Peachtree Corners GA, Rest Haven GA, Snellville GA, Sugar Hill GA, Suwanee GA.
Douglas County: Douglasville, GA