“HESB is in a strategic position to supply reliable total confined space entry technology and equipment that can help companies and organizations to fully comply with the ‘Industry Code of Practice for Safe Working In A Confined Space 2010’ by Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia”
a) Portable Gas Detectors & Accessories (GasAlertMax XT II)
Smart, Simple and Economical Way
Workers feel safe and incidents are minimized so everyone will be able to do more. That means savings realized from business continuity and productivity.
Simple Operation, with Smartsample Pump
GasAlertMax XT II reliably monitors up to four hazards and combines straightforward one-button operation with our robust, motorized pump for intelligent, remote sampling, ideal for confined spaces. The GasAlertMax XT II is fully compatible with MicroDock II automated test and calibration system.
b) Lightweight Tripod and Mechanical Retrieval System
HARU Lightweight Tripod & Hoist
It provides an easy-to-handle hoist mounting for vertical lifts in restricted access situations. Easy to erect and adjustable for height and level, it can be deployed quickly for man riding, general lifting, and rescue operations. When not in use, the tripod packs away neatly in its own compact carrying bag.
HARU Mechanical Retrieval System (i.e. hoist)
It used whenever an authorized entrant enters a vertical type confined space more than 1.5 meters deep. The retrieval system consists of a full body harness with a retrieval line attached. The mechanical retrieval device is fixed to the tripod outside the confined space. The retrieval system can be used to facilitate non-entry rescue work
Competency and Product Utilization Training
- HESB’s Competency & Product Utilization Training is supported by competent Authorized Gas Tester Trained The Trainer (AGT-TTT) personnel registered with DOSH and having experience in handling competency training certificates and field works, both locally and internationally.
- HESB provides training on equipment applications to instill the skills necessary for the safe performance of duties. Our on-site and classroom training modules meet the requirements under DOSH 2010 Industrial Code of Practice For Safe Working in Confined Spaces.
- Attendance Certificates are issued as proof of competency in the equipment utilization. Refresher training can be arranged at mutually agreed intervals. All training is conducted by competent local trainers authorized/certified by NIOSH.
- Calibration on equipment and accessories
- Repair and maintenance
HESB is aware of the need for personnel working at height to be equipped with reliable height safety equipment and devices that provide a high degree of mobility, productivity and safety, in addition to reducing the risk of injury. Our height safety equipment enables superior performance and incomparable safety in all kinds of environments, including building, towers, bridges and structures.
a) Working at Height Category
Work Positioning System
A work positioning belts is a form of body support that works in tension or suspension to keep a person at an elevation with both hands free to perform a job. All persons assigned to use work positioning system must be competent and examples of tasks where work positioning may be considered include access and working on monopoles, towers and antenna.
It is critical to note that work positioning belts are not designed to arrest a fall.
Personal Fall Arrest System
This system is designed to prevent or reduce injuries when falls.
Fall Restraint System
It uses a body holding device connected to a reliable anchor to prevent a person from reaching zones where the risk of a fall exists.
b) Personal Fall Protective Equipment
Full Body Harness
A full-body harness is an assembly of interconnected shoulder and leg straps with or without a body belt or saddle designed to spread the load over the body and to prevent the wearer from falling out the assembly.
Connectors are components that link other components of a personal fall protection system together (e.g. connecting a full body harness to a lanyard, connecting a lanyard to an anchorage). Connectors have a closure function to protect against inadvertent opening.
A lanyard is a finished length of flexible material which is often used in conjunction with or without an energy absorber. A lanyard is used to connect a fall arrest harness to an anchorage point or static line. A lanyard assembly should be as short as reasonably practicable.
An energy absorber is a component designed to limit the arresting forces applied to the user in the event of a fall. Energy absorbers shall be fitted correctly. Failure to do so may result in the energy absorber not deploying correctly in the event of a fall.
Working at Height Helmet
c) Height Access System
Industrial Rope Access System (Twin Ropes)
Industrial rope access systems are used for gaining access to work areas that are hard to reach by other means, usually through the use of vertically suspended ropes (see photo below). Industrial rope access system is a specialized and job-specific form of abseiling.
The system is designed to access areas for work such as window-cleaning, sign maintenance on high rise buildings and other forms of maintenance where it is not reasonably practicable to use other forms of access. Please take note rope access system require a high level of competency from the users.
Portable & Fixed Aluminium Ladders and Step Platforms
Our Portable & Fixed Aluminium Ladders and Step Platforms are specifically designed with innovativeadded features to provide extra safety to users. They are now widely used by TelekomMalaysia as one of its standard height safety equipment. All of our manufactured laddershave standard compliance from SIRIM BS2037: 1994 Class 1 (Industrial).
Vertical Access Ladders /
Effective Training on Safety Equipment for Working Safely At Heights
An effective training on safety equipment for working safely at heights is offered by the trained and competent person. The training program shall be conducted for the following consideration:
- An analysis of training needs, including the identification of the tasks to be performed and any associated hazards and risks;
- Identification of any pre-requisites or entry standards;
- Definition of learning objectives and clear identification of the extent or level of competencies to be achieved;
- Selection of appropriate training methods and aids depending on the topics, environment and targeted trainees;
- Adequate assessment to ascertain that the trainees understand and have acquired the knowledge and skills and demonstrated the necessary level of competency and evaluation of the effectiveness of training
A personal fall arrest system is complex and requires an adequate level of competency to be used properly. Client employees who use the systems should be trained in the correct fitting, anchorage, use, and maintenance of the personal fall arrest systems.
It is also important for the users to understand fall hazards and the risks of injury associated with the tasks that they are undertaking. The training should also include awareness the use of anchorage and rescue systems, and how to responds in an emergency.
Inspection and Maintenance Program
A periodically inspection and maintenance program by trained and competent persons are offered to maintain both operational and safety equipment to ensure that they are in good working condition. The program shall include the following components:
- An inventory of equipment that requires regular inspection and maintenance;
- A frequency of inspection and maintenance;
- Procedures for inspection and maintenance;
- Preventive maintenance, such as servicing;
- Repair of damaged items;
- Replacement for irreparable items; and records keeping