Confined Space Rescue

Confined space rescue teams appear when a lone worker is inside a confined space and finds themselves in a compromising situation. When the worker is unable to find and move to a safe location during a gas leak in a confined space, rescue teams are dispatched.

If your facility has made the decision to form an in-house rescue team, you are probably aware of the equipment and training requirements entailed in its development and maintenance. If you are unsure of the requirements, you should have a rescue partner on hand, ready to call in the event of an emergency.  A rescue training partner has staff who are all rescue-technician qualified and have been in industrial circles year after year. They should also be able to offer a catalog of courses that can be customized to meet your needs, owns the rescue training space and is often the standard by which other training outfits are judged. 

There is a distinct value when your training partner has invested in a world-class training facility that is designed for confined space rescue. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with training at your facility, being away from the noise and often hectic worksite affords a safe and controlled learning environment. Taking the time to understand the confined space types in your facility and tailor the training field to grow your team’s competencies is a great quality in selecting a confined space rescue team.

When your crew takes a course from a true rescue partner, they will be given a professionally printed and assembled manual that undergoes regular revisions to ensure its currency, including a resource library of instructive videos. And if you cannot find the answer to your question, the rescue partner you select should be willing to spend the time necessary to get your issue sorted out and leave you with a solid plan.

However, companies should not rely on rescue teams as their only solution during events of emergency. Finding and implementing gas detection solutions for your facility and confined space workers can ensure all safety measures are met. Personal gas detectors are wearable equipment that will alert the worker immediately when entering an unsafe area. Fixed gas detection equipment can be placed outside or inside the area and have alerts, as well as communication notifications, enabled for your managers and engineering controls team. 

Otis Instruments offers solutions for confined space entry and lone workers so companies can try to avoid calling a confined space rescue team in the event of an emergency. We also offer Otis Link, providing a modernized AWS-secured cloud communication system capable of tracking and delivering data in real time, sending alerts via email or SMS text message. Connecting the user to assets via wired or wireless configurations, the user can efficiently and effectively access and control equipment remotely. Otis Link ideally integrates with existing Otis products but can be used with other systems.

Otis Instruments offers products that are made in the USA, capable of detecting toxic and non-toxic gases for diverse applications. If you would like more information about confined space gas detection solutions, have other detection inquiries or have a question for us, contact our team today.