Vital Safety

vital | adjective | 1. critical, absolutely necessary 2. performing and essential function 3. characteristic of life

Side Access Manholes

Access and retrieval for people working in side entry vessels can be difficult.  A temporary scaffold / work platform can make life easier.  Construct the scaffold so that the mid-rail on the handrail is just above the height of the manhole and this will provide a grab point to aid access.  Entrants should connect to a back-up work positioning/fall arrest line before climbing into the vessel, particularly when the manhole is above the vessel floor or the floor is sloping.