United Rentals carries a robust selection of confined space entry and rescue equipment for rent, and 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 as well as state-of-the-art real-time monitoring systems and alerts. We also tripod and winch quick-activating retrieval systems, davit arms, ventilation systems, trench ladders and guard rails.
FAQs about Confined Space Entry & Rescue Equipment
How many people are required for confined space entry?
- The requirement is to have three workers for confined space entry. You need to have the supervisor, the attendant and the entrant.
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 a material with the potential to engulf someone who enters the space. The space 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 the other recognized serious safety or health hazards.
What is considered a confined space?
- Confined spaces are spaces where the work could result in serious 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.