No matter how advanced humans become technologically, it is unfortunately inevitable that incidents will happen within the industrial sector.
Specifically speaking, confined spaces pose a significant potential threat from poisonous gases and man-down incidents due to industrial gas leaks. The potential for poisoning, contamination and explosions in confined spaces means there is an immediate need for efficient and effective gas detection systems to ensure the safety of those working in these potentially hazardous environments.
According to WorkSafe Victoria’s Compliance Code for Confined Spaces, employers must ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, that all hazards associated with work in the confined space are identified before anyone enters the space. These include;
- loss of consciousness, injury or death due to the immediate effects of airborne contaminants
- fire or explosion from the ignition of flammable contaminants
- asphyxiation resulting from oxygen deficiency
- asphyxiation resulting from engulfment by stored material, including grain, sand, flour or fertiliser
They say it’s better to be safe than sorry, and confined space gas detection is no exception to the rule.
In order to gain the information needed for safety managers to make fast decisions and respond quickly to incidents, businesses can employ a wireless confined space gas detection system.
Scalable Plant-Wide Gas Safety
Nowadays, technology is playing a critical role in gas safety, and has the ability to prevent worker injuries and costly downtime for plants.
ConneXt Pack – Confined Space is part of the Honeywell ConneXt Safety Solution – the world’s first wireless, plant-wide gas detection safety system – helping the industry to be prepared and stay prepared.
The turn-key product uses advanced wireless hazard data to alert attendants and workers about toxic gas contaminants, oxygen deficiencies and physiological stress. It also provides man-down alarms that mean faster response times, increased worker and asset safety and improved productivity in industrial environments.
The ConneXt Pack – Confined Space system presents benefits to users, contractors, safety managers and organisations. Implementing an automated and reliable gas safety solution that monitors safety hazards reduces workers’ stress, allows safety managers to take timely action regarding rescues, and thus reduces the risk of injury and potential OHSA fines for organisations.
RAE Systems by Honeywell’s real-time intelligent gas detection elevates compliance, productivity and most of all, plant-wide gas safety.