Up and Under Group

Confined Spaces

What is a Confined Space? 

How Can We Help? Contracting or Consultancy?

Within the Up and Under Group we are able to provide a comprehensive range of services in relation to Confined Space Working. All of our services are undertaken within the control structure of OHSAS 18001. The services we offer include:

P1050048 320x240 Confined SpacesConsulting – We have a team of engineers, technicians and surveyors who are able to undertake inspections, surveys and material testing within all types of Confined Space. We will effectively gather data on the condition, topography or make-up of the structure and report our findings in a manner suitable for your needs.

Employing specialists to undertake this work not only meets the need to work safely, but also provides you with best value. Our personnel are experienced in this type of work, which is often cold, wet, dirty and physically demanding. They will not only carry out the work more efficiently, but they will give your works the attention it deserves which can be a problem when staff, unsuited or unfamiliar to this type of work, try to do it on an infrequent basis.

If it is essential for you to enter the Confined Space we can provide a range of options including:

  • Training;
  • Safety escort;
  • Rescue teams;
  • Equipment supply.

Also see safety services for risk assessment, permits to work and site audits.

Data collection includes engineer’s notes, photographic records and video recording. Direct video feed to the surface is also possible to allow the client  remote monitoring.

Contracting – Underground maintenance is a specialist activity and we have decades of experience of these works. Projects completed include: CIMG6071 320x240 Confined Spaces

  • Culvert repairs;
  • Tank cleaning and coating;
  • Access systems, stairs, ladders and fall arrest systems;
  • Shaft safety work;
  • Basement stabilisation, propping and shoring;
  • Pumping;
  • Void filling.

When preparing works all risk assessments, method statements and COSHH assessments will be provided.

Training – We are able to provide the following training for your staff members:

  • Confined Spaces Awareness;
  • Manhole Entry;
  • Confined Spaces Traversing;
  • Harness Use.

Training can either be provided at your site or at our training centre.