Shawcity Seminar 2: Confined Spaces and Gas Monitoring.

The second seminar of the series hosted by Shawcity took place on Wednesday 13th July at Wrag Barn Golf and Country Club with a focus on Confined Spaces and Gas Monitoring.

With lively Q&A sessions and plenty of time for networking, the events provide a fantastic opportunity to meet others working in similar fields and discuss or exchange industry-relevant ideas and information.

Guest speakers included Richard King from Honeywell, Chris Brookes and Jonny Piper from ESS Safeforce, Nick Baxter from Health & Safety Laboratory and Shawcity Product Specialist Manager Alex Graft.

After an introduction from Shawcity’s Managing Director Neil O’Regan, Richard King gave the first presentation focusing on product certification, regulation and legislation. He identified the importance of ensuring confined space monitoring equipment is regularly bump tested and calibrated before use to make sure it is in full working order. Any lack of care to ensure equipment is fit for purpose can put workers’ health at risk.

The second presentation from Jonny Piper offered a confined space training overview. Jonny identified what is considered to be a confined space, what procedures are in place to keep workers safe and the variety of equipment used for safety within a confined environment.

Our very own Alex Graft gave the third presentation of the day which looked at the types of gases and dust found in a confined space, the technology used to monitor them and the effects they have on workers’ health.

Nick Baxter rounded off the day with a presentation about the selection and use of RPE in a confined space. Nick highlighted the importance of wearing the appropriate, adequate and correctly-fitted breathing apparatus and demonstrated this using the FaceFit Respirator Demonstrator (FFRED).

After each presentation, Shawcity’s Dr. Steve Goodman hosted Q&A sessions which prompted further discussion from the audience, and delegates were all issued with a certificate of attendance on departure.

Feedback confirmed the day was very informative, providing delegates with useful information. Click here to view our picture gallery of the day.

Some of the comments received:

Jerry Hann, Gasex Ltd: “Good content, lots of useful information”.

Colin Webb, Public Health England: “Excellent, informative event – professionally organised and presented”.

Joseph Begaj, Oceans ESU: “The presentations were very informative and complimented each other well. The day had a good flow to it and the location was great”

Tickets for seminar 3: “Industrial Gases – Volatile Organics and Inorganics” on Wednesday 14thSeptember 2016 are now available.

Click here to see the current programme, including guest speakers and presentation topics, and to book your space.


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