Portable Gas Detectors: Essential for Confined Space Safety

When working in confined spaces, both enclosed and largely enclosed, there may be the potential risk of coming across hazardous gases. That is why it is essential for workers to be equipped with portable gas detectors.

Confined spaces can be found across a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, and agriculture. Spaces can range in size and restriction, as small as a sewer maintenance hole, and as large as grain storage silos with large capacity.

worker in confined space entrance with gas detectorInside a grain silo

Dangers within confined spaces:

  • fire
  • explosion
  • loss of consciousness
  • asphyxiation
  • drowning

Hazardous gases such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulphide, and methane carbon dioxide can accumulate suddenly, filling a confined space in a short space of time. This same principle applies to dust, grain, and water.

Even at very low levels, specific gases can cause health problems, such as dizziness, nausea, and headaches. In high concentrations, they can even be fatal.

That’s why it’s so essential to use portable gas detectors in confined spaces.

These small handheld devices can be used to measure the concentration of hazardous gases in the air and alert workers to the presence of dangerous gases, allowing them to take immediate steps to protect themselves.

At Rockall Safety, we provide a variety of portable gas detectors designed to measure both single and multiple gases.

Portable Gas Detectors

We understand how critical choosing the right gas detector is for the specific confined space that you or your staff will be working in. We encourage our clients to conduct thorough research and reach out to our team of experts who can guide you in the right direction.

Here are some of the benefits of using portable gas detectors in confined spaces:

  • Prevent accidents and injuries caused by exposure to hazardous gases.
  • Improve worker safety and productivity.
  • Comply with safety regulations.
  • Reduce the cost of workers’ compensation claims.

For more information, help and advice, call our team today at 02920 759 683 or browse our range of portable gas detectors.

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