Confined Space Specialists

Confined Space
A confined space is one which is both enclosed, or largely enclosed, and which also has a reasonably foreseeable risk to workers of fire, explosion, loss of consciousness, asphyxiation or drowning.

It may be small and restrictive for the worker or it could be far larger such as a grain storage silo with hundreds of cubic metre capacity.

Valve Towers

Valve tower inspections
Valve tower inspections (dry side) on Reservoirs generally require working in confined spaces in this situation for added safety a fall arrester is always implemented to assure the complete safety of team members.

Underwater Inspections

Underwater Inspections – Confined Space
Valve tower inspections (wet side) on Reservoirs generally require working in confined spaces. The tender exchanges line pull signals with the diver, keeps the Diving Supervisor informed of the line pull signals and amount of diving hose / tending line over the side and remains alert for any signs of an emergency.

Tunnels and Pipe Surveys
Tunnel and pipe surveys are always supported by a 5 man commercial diving team. Air purity tests are stringent and the correct personal protective equipment must be used with a system of rescue established; these are the minimum legal requirements as stipulated by the Health and Safety Executive.

Providing a comprehensive range of specialist confined space engineering skills.
It is a general misconception within the industry that because an individual is qualified to operate the specific diving equipment worn by Commercial Divers they automatically assumed to be able to carry out the task in hand. This is not always the case, the diving equipment is merely a method of getting to work in the safest possible way. What the diver does there is when their commercial abilities are demonstrated to provide proof they are a dynamic and hi-tech professional with skills and high performance vital to complete the task. We pride ourselves on our success and deliver the high standards demanded by our clients.

Access and Egress
When operating in a confined space situation, the need for a clear and concise method of egress from the site in the event of accident or injury is important.

CDMS Sub Surface Engineering Limited

A Leading Company in the Commercial Diving and Civil Engineering Industry since 1971
Our diverse and experienced teams of Commercial Divers enables CDMS Sub-Surface Engineering Limited
to offer its customers a complete and cost effective solution to Civil and Marine projects
within the Civil Engineering Industry.
Confined Space Environments

Confined Space Environments
Most workplaces contain areas that can be considered to be “confined spaces”. While they are not necessarily designed for people to enter, they are large enough for personnel to enter and perform certain tasks.
A confined space is also generally restricted or limited by means of entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to, tanks, ceiling spaces, pits, manholes, tunnels, ductwork, and as seen in the photograph opposite power station pipelines.

Maintenance and Repair

Remedial Reairs and Maintenance
Replacement of worn, broken or corroded part is a regular task carried out by CDMS SSE Ltd. Remedial maintenance of Heritage or listed buildings and structures are a part of the companies portfolio of projects. Work is delivered on time and within budget with a personal commitment every time.

In some cases the client requires a structural survey, the ability to provide clear, concise information with photographic evidence is important.