Confined Space Rescue

Confined space rescue is technical rescue process that involves the rescue and recovery of victims trapped in confined spaces, or in a place only accessible through confined spaces.

Confined space rescues can be technically challenging. Confined spaces are often narrow and constricting preventing easy access by rescuers. Examples of confined spaces that AML Risk Management have entered in a rescue situation have included: underground vaults, storage silos, storage tanks, sewers, pits, chimneys and tunnels.

Confined spaces are either unlit or poorly lit. Rescuers must provide an independent light source. Confined spaces often contain hazardous materials in liquid or gas form which can be harmful or fatal to humans. Exposure to such hazards can be fatal as it reduces the opportunity to perform a rescue. After four minutes without oxygen, a person in a confined space will likely suffer asphyxia resulting in either brain damage or death.

The urgent need to rescue someone from a confined space often leads to ill fated rescue attempts. Two-thirds of all of deaths occurring in confined spaces are attributed to persons attempting to rescue someone else, the would be rescuers being untrained and unable to cope with a life and death situation.

AML Risk Management confined space rescue teams are highly trained, highly proficient and are fully equipped and trained for such rescues. All carry and provide the latest in confined space rescue equipment.

AML Risk Management are well equipped, well trained and prepared for any situation.