Since it is very critical for you to know a work is defined as confined space work or not, so I think it will be very valuable if I can show you as many confined space example as I can.
If you have already read my previous article titled Hazards in Confined Space, you will notice that confined space is defined as a work area that has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy.
Other characteristics of a confined space are:
- It contains harmful gases like H2S, carbon monoxide, etc.
- Confined space oxygen level is low.
- It contains material that may harm the person who enters it
The following are confined space examples that I collect from various resources. You can refer to that list to make your own confined space list.
Remember that confined space safety starts with correct work area classification. You wrong judgment will lead to improper safety precautions.
And this will cause an incident to occur.
Confined Space Examples
- Cold storage
- Extraction tower
- Water main
- Wastewater lines
- Waste pond
- Cooling tower basin
- Roof cavities
- Cargo holds
- Gas holder
- Bulk container
- Filter housing
- Open ditch