Problem Solving Forum
December 11 - December 15, 2017
What confined-space rescue protocol (internal, third party, etc.) have you developed, and why did you choose this plan?
Michael Halliwell of Thurber Engineering Ltd. on
December 11, 2017:
How you set up your confined space rescue will be ...read more How you set up your confined space rescue will be as individual as the job and confined space you are working with. I have had several in the last couple years that have been staged with our internal staff, the staff on site (working under a Prime), external third party (who also provided equipment and watches) and local emergency response. In the wilds, an hour away from a volunteer fire hall, I'll bring my own folks to site because the locals are probably not in a position to respond effectively. On an industrial site, the on-site folks may be the absolute best (well trained and practiced, plus available for rapid response) for the job. Go through your plan one step at a time, assuming good goes bad then becomes worse and how you will deal with each....and you'll get a good plan for that individual confined space entry.