Be Prepared to Rescue at a Moment’s Notice

It’s often overlooked, but emergency preparedness is vital to confined-space work.

Be Prepared to Rescue at a Moment’s Notice

Part of the difficulty of confined-space rescue training is that OSHA quantifies 16 different scenarios or manhole configurations, and a properly trained rescue team has to be prepared for any scenario that could reasonably be expected in their service area.

If you’re working in a confined space and the unthinkable happens, your team can just call 911, right? According to Gary Toothe, F.S. Solutions customer training manager, dead wrong.

“Calling 911 is not going to work, because most fire departments, especially volunteer fire...

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