Risk Assessment for Confined Spaces- Part 2

Explosive or Flammable Atmospheres– Such a flammable atmosphere is high risk zone for fire or explosion. It can arise within a confined space containing flammable gases or liquids, or due to a suspension of combustible dust within the space. In case a flammable atmosphere inside confined space lights up, it may result in explosion [Read Easy Steps Involved For Storing Explosives], releasing hot gases in the air and disintegrating the structure.

The Risk Assessment

Ask the follow questions while carrying out the risk assessment:

What lies outside the confined space that may possibly pose a risk at the time of proposed work?

  • Work activities nearby
  • Inadvertent plant operation
  • Inadequate isolation

What inside the work space could possibly pose a risk?

  • Oxygen Deficiency
  • Oxygen Enrichment
  • Contents
  • Structure and Layout
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  • Contamination
  • Residues

What can be created during the work that is carried out within the space?

  • Flammable Substances
  • Sources of Ignition

When you get satisfactory answers for these questions, work on making changes to improve the condition of the confined space.

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