Hazard 10: Confined Spaces, Including Caving and Mines

A company director was fined £30,000 after a worker was buried alive. It took the rescue team 36 hours to find him because the excavation was so deep. The upper part of the excavation collapsed because it was not supported. No method statement had been produced for this high risk activity.

HSE

The Legislation

The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1999

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994

The Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992

The Manual Handling Regulations 1992

The First Aid at Work Regulations ...

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