Confined Space Rescue

First Intervention Team (FIT) provide Confined Space Rescue in Essex, London, Kent and other areas in the UK. Search and Rescue is provided by our highly experienced technicians who have been tried and tested in the most demanding of environments.

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Confined Space Rescue teams have been provided nationwide for a variety of cliental. For example:-
  • Canary Wharf
  • Shell Oil UK
  • Vopak London
  • Thames Oil Port
  • Tate and Lyle Sugars
  • Oikos storage terminal
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Waitrose
  • Flowline
  • IWJS
  • RJ Roe and Sons
  • Johnson Controls
  • GR CARR
  • Anglian Water
  • AC and MS asbestos
  • Onsite

All of our team members are highly trained in this field and can offer a range of qualifications. We have listed some examples below. Our team member’s principle role within our company is fire and rescue so the team are refreshed and kept up to date of all HSE legislation and guidelines constantly. The majority of our confined space rescue team operatives are serving London/Essex fire-fighters.

Overview of qualifications for FIT rescue teams

  • NEBOSH
  • IOSH
  • CS3 (including rescue)
  • Emergency medical technicians
  • Line rescue (all levels)
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Fully trained and serving fire-fighters (Basic – Officer level)
  • BA trained
  • Permit writer trained
  • First aid trained

Our team formation can be adapted to suit any project. However, our most common is a three man team:

Three Man Rescue Team

The FIT team will consist of three emergency service professionals – an officer in charge and two BA entry operatives.

The roles and responsibilities of each team member is as follows:-

Officer In Charge (OIC)

The OIC will conduct a safety brief prior to any entry being made.

In the event of a rescue the OIC will action the predetermined rescue plan. He will then instruct/guide the BA entry team should they be committed to the confined space with constant monitoring and communication.

All paperwork in the FIT rescue safety folder will be the responsibility of the OIC.

The OIC will act as the first aider once the casualty has been evacuated from the confined space. He will also monitor the health and safety of those working in the confined space and all equipment being used.

The OIC will supervise all handovers to the emergency services.

All members of the FIT team are trained in top man duties and can be utilised on site if required.

BA Entry Personnel

The remaining two members of the team will be committed to the confined space under BA with the supervision and guidance of the OIC should a rescue be required.

Once the team has gained entry to the confined space via a safe entry point a dynamic risk assessment will be performed to determine which type of rescue/aid is required.

When the team feel it is safe for the casualty to be evacuated the team will perform a snatch/line rescue to move the casualty to the predetermined safe working area and if required more first aid will be carried out.

 
First Intervention Team is recognised by numerous awarding bodies and currently hold ISO 9001 in Quality Management, ISO 14001 in Environmental Management System and BS OHAS 18001 in Occupational Health and Safety.