How ground level manway entry systems can reduce risk during water storage tank installation and maintenance


Health and safety is paramount in an age of austerity, increased competition and tight margins. In the water storage industry,confined spaces can be an unwitting killer without proper training and equipment. Steven John Harry (BSC, MA, MRS) of Balmoral TanksLtd discusses the benefits of ground level manway access and how it can improve on-site health and safety as the role of the Health &Safety Executive (HSE) evolves.

According to HSE, there are three high risk sectors in the UK when it comes to industrial accidents. Balmoral Tanks supplies and installsproducts to two of those sectors – manufacturing and construction.

Every organisation and individual operating in those sectors has a direct responsibility and duty of care to go about their business in amanner that is fully cognisant of the potential risks and strive to maintain high standards of safety. Two pertinent and consistent risksrelevant to the water tanks industry relate to working in confined spaces and working at height.

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