United Rentals carries a robust selection of confined space equipment rentals and rescue equipment for rent. Our trench safety experts are always on hand to help you find the right protective system and equipment to protect your workers and keep your project running smoothly. Our single and multi-gas monitors have tons of features and state-of-the-art real-time monitoring systems and alerts. We also offer tripod and winch quick-activating retrieval systems, davit arms, ventilation systems, trench ladders and guardrails. Toolbox Talk: Staying Safe in Confined Spaces offers additional information to keep you and your team informed. You can trust United Rentals to provide top-of-the-line equipment that always ensures the safety of your team.
FAQs About Confined Space Entry & Rescue Equipment
What is considered a confined space?
Confined spaces are spaces where the work could result in severe injury, and special procedures are required to protect workers. Examples of confined spaces are fuel storage tanks, sewers, manholes, elevator pits, ductwork, pipelines or underground vaults. For more information, check out When is a Trench a Confined Space? and brush up on your confined space safety knowledge.
How many people are required for confined space entry?
When does entry into a confined space require a permit?
According to OSHA requirements, a permit-requiring confined space contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere. The space has material with the potential to engulf someone who enters the space. The area has an internal configuration that might cause an entrant to be trapped or asphyxiated by inwardly converging walls or by a floor that slopes downward. And finally, the space contains other recognized serious safety or health hazards.