One of our valued clients recently raised a question regarding what makes a worker to be competent to issue or control a Confined Space Entry Permit or similar permit for high risk type activity.
How safe are your web lifting slings?
Australian Standards require that flat web and round slings respectively are inspected prior to use and formally in some cases, every three months. Records of entry to service dates and formal inspections are required to be maintained.
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus is potentially life saving equipment. RPE (Respiratory Protection Equipment) may be required to enter a contaminated environment to complete an emergency task or to complete a rescue operation from a confined space after an incident.
Portable gas monitors and detection units play a vital part in maintaining the safety and security of personnel working in atmospheres which are potentially contaminated, contain too much or too little oxygen or could be toxic or explosive.