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Hazard

Confined space working environment

Hazard Knowledge

Fire and rescue personnel should be aware that the physical environment of a confined space can take many forms and that a variety of techniques and skill sets are required to overcome the challenges they may present. No firefighter should enter a confined space unless they have been trained to do so and unless they fully understand the hazards these environments present. Challenges include difficult access and egress, restricted spaces, slopes, gradients, changing levels, narrow apertures, different types of surface and poor lighting.