The new division will open the company's 20 plus years of confined space experience, predominantly requiring the use of complicated rigging and rope access techniques, to a much larger market.
The launch follows growing interest in CAN's specialist confined spaces services, which has included a diverse range of projects, including - inspection and testing of the heat recovery steam generator chimneys at SSE's 735MW gas-fired power station on the Isle of Grain; the deployment of a confined space entry and rescue team at Hammersmith Bridge and the provision of a concrete repair team to undertake repair works to the Beckton Connection shaft (28m diameter and 80m deep) and the Lee Tunnel, as part of the Thames Tideway Project.
Speaking about the launch of the new Confined Spaces Division, Mark Richardson, MD at CAN said: "CAN has provided confined space services for the last 20 years, but it has now enhanced its provision through a dedicated team of City & Guilds-certified confined space operatives, estimators and project managers, that have extensive experience of undertaking complex rigging and access work in confined spaces."
CAN's new division offers a wide range of services which includes third party access supervision - supervision and management of confined space access for suitably trained third party contractors. Rescue cover - establishing safe systems of work, pre-rigging rescue systems and providing rescue cover for suitably qualified third-party contractors. High risk working - for when specified risks cannot be controlled or works are a substantial distance from the point of entry or when complicated rigging and access techniques are required to facilitate access within a confined space.