Fire and Rescue Authorities Operational Guidance Generic Risk Assessment 2.1 - Rescues from Confined Spaces - 2.1.2 Silos
- Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
Generic Risk Assessment 2.1.2 examines only those hazards, risks and controls that are specific to incidents involving rescues from silos (see definition below for what constitutes a silo) and similar structures and should be read within the context provided by Generic Risk Assessment 2.1 Rescues from confined spaces.
SILO: "A container or tower, often cylindrical in shape, used for the storage of silage, grain, powders, pellets, sawdust, foodstuffs, chemicals, crops and fluids like sewage digester tanks." Silage is any crop harvested while green for fodder and kept succulent by partial fermentation in a silo. Silos are often bespoke designs capable of handling all types of materials from the finest powders to the most cohesive substances.
For the purposes of this generic risk assessment a tunnel or underground structure is defined as a natural or manmade structure, where all or part is below ground level or covered, to where people can resort to for work, pleasure or transit. This includes underpasses, or any associated shafts, but excludes basements. The locations can range from a strategic transport tunnel such as the Channel Tunnel to a utilities tunnel that may allow for occasional access for maintenance purposes.
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