Confined Space Medicals

Confined Space Medicals

Working in a confined space may be hazardous, it is therefore prudent to determine if employees have any medical conditions which may put them at increased risk within this environment or alternatively if they require adjustments to help ensure that any risks are minimised. 

A confined space is defined by the HSE as “a place which is substantially enclosed (though not always entirely), and where serious injury can occur from hazardous substances or conditions within the space or nearby (e.g. lack of oxygen).

Further details can be found at:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg258.pdf