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Confined space entry protection

04 December 2017

Manholes, crawl spaces, tunnels, sewers, tanks, pipelines and trenches, all have one thing in common, they are enclosed or partially enclosed and are referred to as confined spaces.

These confined spaces are not intended for continuous occupancy, why? If people work in a confined space, they could face life-threatening hazards such as toxic substances, electrocutions, explosions and asphyxiation, that could result in serious injury or death.

A confined space can be more hazardous than regular workspaces for many reasons, many workers are injured and killed each year while working in confined spaces. To effectively control the risks of accidents with unauthorised confined space entries, the entrance and exit should be restricted. 

CableSafe’s confined space entry protection barrier or manhole protection barrier is said to be the ideal tool for employees and contractors to secure these dangerous openings. The barrier warns co-workers and the public of dangers and prevents unauthorised (or accidental) entry.

The law requires employers to provide their employees with safe and healthy workplaces. With CablesSafe's range of safety products you can avoid penalties that come with non-compliance to safety standards and legislations.

The range of confined space entry protection products includes:

Manhole protection barrier

This a heavy corrugated plastic manhole barrier that fits most standard manhole covers. It has elastic cords with hooks enabling a very easy installation to the flange of the manhole. This manhole protection barrier can withstand extreme conditions and contain a sign or vinyl label with messages warning everyone on the confined space entry danger.

Heavy duty quick adaptable confined space barrier

Designed as a physical barrier with a sign that hooks easily on the rungs so the warning cannot be missed. This prevents unauthorized entry to manholes, vessels, tanks and vaults.

The barrier is durable, has a diameter of 990 mm (appr. 40 inch) and a 4 mm thickness and can withstand impacts, scratches and other industrial conditions.

For easy installation, the barriers are equipped with bolts & nuts. Based on specific needs, magnets (95 Newton; 9.5 KG force) and locks can be provided on request for easy handling and/or locking of the confined space protection barrier. 

Manhole entry barrier

Made of robust materials and easy to install. CableSafe’s manhole entry barriers do not only restrict entry into a confined space, it has been designed with visual cue to alert workers and public to hazard.

Manhole cover

Specially designed with a bright yellow colour. CableSafe’s manhole cover prevents a fall-in for workers while performing activities around an open manhole or handhole.  

It is strong, can support 140 kilograms and the frame is furnished with anchor bolt holes. 

Pricing and availability

For a free quote visit http://www.cablesafe.com/dropped-objects-and-barriers/drops-prevention/

Manhole protection video: https://youtu.be/aQB_3ypFKYM

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