Chemical Manufacturing Industry
Confined Spaces in Chemical Manufacturing Industry
The chemical manufacturing industry is a highly diverse field that encompasses a wide range of disciplines and businesses. This industry utilizes an extensive array of materials and produces an equally diverse range of end products. From pharmaceuticals to plastics, the chemical manufacturing industry plays a critical role in our daily lives.
Some of the sub-industries associated with the chemical manufacturing industry include:
- Petrochemical Industry
- Polymer Industry
- Inorganic Chemical Industry
- Fertiliser Industry
- Specialty Chemical Industry
- Fine Chemical Industry
- Consumer Products
- Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
Examples of Hazards in Confined Spaces in Chemical Manufacturing:
Biological and Chemical Hazards – Exposure to harmful vapours, gases and particulates can cause a range of health issues.
Atmospheric Hazards – Toxic, asphyxiant and flammable/ explosive atmospheres all pose a risk when working in confined spaces in the chemical manufacturing industry.
Physical Hazards – Electricity, mechanical equipment, radiation, extreme temperatures and air pressure can all cause serious injury or fatality when working in confined spaces in the chemical manufacturing industry.
Examples of Confined Spaces in Chemical Manufacturing:
- Storage tanks and silos
- Reactor vessels
- Furnaces, boilers, flues, towers and stacks
- Filtration units
Working in Confined Spaces Training
The chemical manufacturing industry is one of many industries where correct confined spaces training is vital to worker safety. Lack of correct training on confined space risk assessments, working and rescuing procedure can create an unsafe working environment. Eurosafe can offer a full range of confined space training courses to provide tailored solutions for your needs.