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  • Published: 28 Feb 2024

Unauthorised entry into confined space

Unauthorised entry into confined space
Unauthorised entry into confined space

Description of Incident

Planned repair works were taking place on a barge. The work involved hot work (welding & grinding). During the works, the stand-by person, controlling several areas, observed sub-contract personnel accessing a confined space in which welding was taking place. Stop Work Authority was exercised immediately, and the unauthorized personnel requested to leave the area. There was an immediate stand down to discuss the consequences of unauthorized personnel access to confined spaces and the potential consequences. No-one was harmed.

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