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Working in confined spaces

Work in confined spaces (including people who try to rescue trapped personnel without proper training and equipment) can be dangerous and should be avoided where possible. Where this is not possible a written suitable and sufficient risk assessment must be undertaken and a safe system of work developed.

Safety with regard to the access and vacuum operations of large chambers

Chambers such as the TAP Interaction and Compression Chambers are on a large enough scale to permit working inside. The risk of either asphyxiation due to an oxygen deficiency in the chamber or the chamber being closed and vacuum operation started is present. Special standing orders for the safe access and operation of the vacuum equipment have been put in place and all personnel must obey these.


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