Friday, 5 April 2013

Confined Space Silo Cleaning & Inspection

Confined Space Silo Cleaning & Inspection

We have completed today the annual clean and inspection to a number of silo's for a National Bakeries Company.

We deployed 3 of our specialist Confined Space / Rope Access team to carry out the works ... all works were overseen by our Confined Space Supervisor who is trained & certificated to City & Guilds Level 4.

Prior to works commencing a number of statutory obligations had to be fulfilled.

A SSOW Safe System of Work was put in place .... this included supplying the Client with  site specific Risk & Method Statements.

A PTW Permit to Work was completed by our Supervisor and the Client.

A LOTO Lock Out Tag Out system was put in place on all associated electrical / mechanical plant.

An initial atmospheric reading was taken using a 4 gas air monitor, this PEAK reading was logged on the PTW and the Gas Reading Log.

Once the above obligations were satisfied, our technicians proceeded to carry out the cleaning & inspections.

Cleaning consisted of removal of  build up of flour to walls and roof of silos..... the Inspections consisted of providing a written & photographic report on any signs of infestation, condition of explosion blast covers and filtration system.

Cleaning & Inspections to food storage silos must be carried out on an annual basis.

On completion of the works.... the PTW was signed off and the LOTO was restored.

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