There are many situations where require confined space maintenance and cleaning in Malaysia.
Many industries, including oil, gas, manufacturers and processors, have small spaces that must be cleaned.
It can be a difficult task to ensuring that a small and concealed area is cleaned thoroughly.
From tanks and vessels to lift stations and manholes.
Each confined space entry can be hazardous to those who are not properly trained to enter clean and perform maintenance in such an area.
This is due to the potential environment changes introduced by the cleaning process.
Vertical Pro Sdn Bhd offers confined space cleaning maintenance and cleaning to provide help with your confined space cleaning needs.
Our trained team use right equipment to get each job done safely.
We follow all occupational health and safety rules and regulations at all times.
At here we share our knowledge about confined space in this article.
We hope that this article can help you to have a better understand about confined space maintenance and cleaning.
Do You Know What Is Confined Space?
A confined space is anywhere that normal working movements and procedures may be restricted.
They include places such as sewers, basements, service tunnels, culverts, and pipes.
These type of environments often lack oxygen and substantially enclosed (though not always entirely).
It also often contain a high concentration of dust, making breathing difficult.
Serious injury can occur from hazardous substances or conditions within the space or nearby. .
How To Identify If Your Property A Confined Space?
Can you tell if your property a confined space?
It must meet some criteria for a place to be define as a confined space.
According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
If a space does not meet all three of the below definitions, it is not a confined space.
Limited Openings for Entry and Exit.
A confined space can be difficult to enter and perform repair work, or general maintenance.
Escape/rescue may be difficult if something goes wrong while someone are inside a confined space.
It does not necessarily mean it is not a confined space just because a property has more than one way of escape.
If the space has limited ways to get in and out, it could be a confined space.
For examples, an open top tank would have limited openings for entry and exit.
The Space Not Suitable for Continuous Human Occupancy.
The space design is small and to hold something other than people.
For examples, tanks and manholes.
The Space Is Large Enough For Human To Enter And Conduct Work.
If human body cannot fit into the space, human can’t become trapped inside.
Examples Of Confined Space
A confined spaces can be below or above ground and can be found in almost any workplace.
A confined space, despite its name, is not necessarily small.
Examples of confined spaces include silos, vats, hoppers, utility vaults, tanks, water supply towers, sewers, pipes, access shafts, truck or rail tank cars, aircraft wings, boilers, manholes, pump stations, digesters, manure pits and storage bins.
Ditches and trenches may also be a confined space when access or egress is limited.
Barges, shipping containers and fish holds are also considered as possible confined spaces.
Now that you know how to tell if your property is a confined space or not.
Entry to a confined space, however short the duration.
It can be fatal for those without the proper training and personal protective equipment.
As a professional in confined space maintenance and cleaning we know the risk of working in confined space.
Vertical Pro cleaning and maintenance team are equipped with everything they need at ideal response.
The equipment include from breathing apparatus through to gas monitoring equipment.
Health And Safety Precautions To Carry Out Confined Space Maintenance And Cleaning
Safety is the highest priority when working in confined space.
A professional team of cleaners will always arrive on site equipped with safety equipment.
Carry out full risk assessments and method statements before starting work.
Before, during and after the confined space access the following equipment may be used by our Vertical Pro cleaning team:
Access to confined space requires both the correct equipment and work practice.
It can achieved by the use of correctly matched equipment.
Entry, exit and retrieval equipment provides a safe means of entrance and leaving from a confined space.
Rescue and retrieval should also be required for the provision.
Oxygen Analysis Equipment
Adequate oxygen levels to support breathing is ensure by using Oxygen analysis equipment.
This equipment may require continuous monitoring or just take a single sample depending on the risk analysis.
The require of use of respiratory equipment will depend on the oxygen and gas analysis results.
Respiratory equipment can range from full self-contained breathing apparatus, through airline flow equipment to simpler respirators.
There are also ranges of respirators suitable for use in dust and atmospheres containing particulate matter.
In confined space maintenance and cleaning communication equipment may also be required.
It use to maintain voice contact with the remote working cleaner.
Gas analysis equipment
The hazardous levels of gases or noxious fumes that may, or could become,
present in the confined space can be detect by gas analysis equipment.
Correct certified training in its use is highly recommended.
Especially with any specialist equipment for use in hazardous environments.
When provide confined space maintenance and cleaning service,
Vertical Pro ensure everyone’s health and safety is fully protected.
You have complete peace of mind while we get on with the job in hand.
Vertical Pro Confined Space Maintenance And Cleaning Service
At Vertical Pro, we understand that finding the right confined space maintenance and cleaning service to work with can be hard,
especially with so many new start-ups within the market in Malaysia.
However, when looking for a team that specialise in confined space maintenance and cleaning,
it is essential to review their experience and knowledge within the industry.
Having a portfolio of clients behind us and extensive experience in working on non-entry and confined space maintenance and cleaning projects,
we are the chosen provider for clients throughout Malaysia.
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