Authorization to work in confined spaces : 

Many workplaces contain areas that are considered "confined spaces" because while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs. A confined space also has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy.



- Analyze the intervention environment,

- Prepare and organize their intervention,

- Secure the intervention area,

- Intervene safely in a confined space,

- Implement emergency means in the event of an accident.

Program :

Know :

- Definitions (confined space, risk analysis, etc.)

- The problem of interventions in confined spaces (based on statistics, work accidents, etc.),

- Types of work with confined spaces,

- The main risks and dangers,

- The main gases likely to be emitted in confined spaces and their risks,

- The different work and protective equipment,

- Regulatory requirements,

- The benefit of having work and evacuation procedures from the work, recalling the role and responsibilities of each agent (worker, supervisor, etc.).



- Analysis of the work to be carried out and the work environment,

- Hazard identification and risk assessment,

- Preparation and organization of the intervention,

 use of different work and protective equipment:

. atmosphere controller,

. harness, lanyard, fall arrester, tripod,

. ventilation system,

. means of communication,

. respiratory protection devices (difference between escape APR or “self-rescue mask” and work APR).

The development and application of an operating method, intervention procedures,

What to do in the event of an accident…

Behaviour: in the event of discomfort of the operator working in the confined space, you absolutely must not intervene in this space if you do not have the necessary respiratory protection equipment,

Compliance with safety rules,

Taking into account the time needed to get to safety,

Anticipation, evaluation, dialogue, feedback in the event of a problem...