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Guidance on enclosed space entry and rescue


Year: 2019
Language: english
Author: ICS
Genre: Guide
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 19
Description: The following guidanceand advice relates to enclosed space entry and rescue on board ships, and includes background in formationon the hazards and potential atmospheres that might accumulate in such spaces. It contains specific advice on pre-entry procedures,
entry into and work in enclosed spaces, and emergency rescue.
In addition to the particular risks associated with the atmosphere in an enclosed space, the same risks exist as in any working environment, including 'slips, trips and falls'.
The characteristics of enclosed spaces however, make the preparation and planning of procedures to address such risks additionally difficult.
This guidanceisbased on the relevant section of the ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals), and may be found to be useful information for enclosed space entry on a variety of ship types. For operations particularly on chemical tankers the original text of the ICS Tanker
Additional info: The CIC on emergency systems and procedures starts on 1 September 2019 and will be performed by the following MoUs: Black Sea, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, Paris, Tokyo, Riyadh and Viña del Mar.
The CIC this year is a reminder of the importance of regular training for different emergency scenarios and the proper maintenance of technical systems to ensure readiness of crew and equipment in case of any emergencies. In particular, deficiencies related to emergency generators and fire pumps are still at the top of the list of detainable items. It goes without saying that due to the importance of the crew’s awareness and familiarization, these defects often trigger questions of implementation of the ISM system.
The "guidance on enclosed space entry" is for mainly tanker vessels, but gives some good hints how a safe entry should looks like. Pls. note that for vessels without cargo tanks there is no special requirement for carrying gas detectors inside enclosed spaces. But atmosphere shall be regularly tested during operation.

Contents

A. Introduction
B. Hazards
C. Atmosphere in Enclosed Spaces
D. Requirements for Enclosed Space Entry
E. Testing before Entry
F. Enclosed Space Entry
G. Work in Enclosed Spaces
H. Entry into an Enclosed Space where the Atmosphere is Known or Suspected to be Unsafe
I. Rescue from Cargo Tanks and Other Enclosed Spaces
Appendix

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