Published in: 2019
The Water Industry is justly proud of the influence that it has had in improving safety standards, not only within its own industry, but in the UK as a whole.
The original Occasional Guidance Note (OGN) upon which this revision has been based, was drafted at the request of the Health and Safety Executive and authored under the guidance of Rob Gwyther and Richard Locke as successive Chairs of the Water UK Occupational Health and Safety Group (WUKOHSG).
The aims of the guidance were:
- To bring clarity and uniformity to assessments and controls without overturning the traditional systems of work which have been successful for individual organisations.
- To enable the movement of contractors between client companies, and lower re-qualification costs.
- To standardise medical “fitness for entry” procedures.
In creating the original guidance the industry was supported by the Energy and Utility Skills Register who contributed their experience and knowledge to the development of an OGN that has become the basis of national training schemes.
Water UK (2019). Occasional Guidance Note - The Classification & Management of Confined Space Entries. Water UK
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