7 November 1997

Caught in a tight spot

DANGER lurks for those who have to work in confined spaces such as tanks, vats, grain silos or sewers.

It is a point not lost on the Health and Safety Executive which has now introduced an 11-page leaflet which gives guidance on the dangers of working in confined spaces. Information is also provided on employers responsibility to meet the new Confined Spaces Regulations 1997.

Available from HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 6FS, single copies are free.n