Confined space cleaning is a specialized service for industrial production tanks, vessels, and silos of all shapes and types. FCS, Inc. confined space entry teams can safely enter these highly enclosed, regulated structures, perform silo cleaning and maintenance, and restore the tank to useful service.
Safety is our first and most important focus at FCS, Inc. Our confined space entry team consists of active duty firemen who maintain several certifications required for OSHA’s requirements for permit-required confined space access. The biggest advantages to contracting your silo and confined space cleaning is safety and certified entrants.
Confined Space Entry Safety
OSHA regulates individuals who enter confined space. A confined space is not typically designed for continuous occupancy by individuals. The confined space has limited or restricted means for entry or exit. It includes, but is not limited to, tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, and pipelines.
Additionally, OSHA defines permit-required confined space (permit space) as a confined space that has one or more of the following characteristics:
- Contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere.
- Contains a material that has the potential to engulf an entrant.
- Has walls that converge inward or floors that slope downward and taper into a smaller area which could trap or asphyxiate an entrant.
- Contains any other recognized safety or health hazard, such as unguarded machinery, exposed live wires, or heat stress.
Working in Enclosed Space
FCS, Inc. has a solution for every confined space cleaning challenge. Safety training and certifications for confined space entry are important and not easily attained. FCS’ highly trained confined space team has years of experience with industrial vessel cleaning. Our team has cleaned, repairs, and perform maintenance checks on a wide variety of tanks and silos. They include asphalt tanks, cement silos, chemical tanks, flour silos, and sawdust silos. Team members maintain the following certifications:
- Confined Space 1 and 2 Qualified
- Confined Space Entrant Certification
- Confined Space Rescue Qualified
- High Angle Rescue Certification
- EMT and CPR Certification
FCS’ equipment is approved for confined space use. This includes, but is not limited to, explosion-proof lighting, explosion-proof vacuums, respirators, repelling systems, and tripods. Tools suitable for the appropriate cleaning mission are also available.
Working in a confined space requires team supervision. An FCS safety supervisor will remain on-site to oversee all work and to ensure that all tasks are performed safely and efficiently. Detailed work reports, including images and video, are provided for auditing purposes when requested prior to the commencement of work.
Responsive, Competitive, and Effective
FCS, Inc. is a licensed, insured, Avetta Certified, and an ISNetworld Certified building service contractor. Ask us to bid! We provide free project quotes. After you contact us, we’ll arrange an initial on-site visit and listen to your needs. We target 72 hours or less for visiting your project site within our general service area. When our bid is accepted, we’ll schedule your project with our teams, strive to exceed your expectations, and beat your deadline. For contact, please complete our all-hours Inquiry Form or call 434-489-4342 during normal business hours.