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Confined space entry solutions

Breathe easier, even in tight spaces.

In confined space entry and confined space rescue situations, your safety equipment must operate quickly and flawlessly. 3M has developed an extensive line of high-quality and rugged rescue and retrieval systems that meets confined space safety needs. And because no two job sites or situations are identical, we desiged customized solutions to ensure no one gets left behind.

Featured confined space entry products

Confined space entry systems must be made from high-quality, durable materials that can withstand exposure to the elements and should be versatile enough to be adapted and adjusted to extreme environments and uneven terrain. Discover how 3M systems aid in fall arrest, rescue, man-riding and material handing while remaining lightweight and easy to transport, set up and store.

  • Typical mechanical devices include man-rated winches and 3-way self-retracting lifelines with both fall protection and emergency rescue winch capabilities.​

  • Provides a basic hoist and a passive restraint guardrail system protecting companion workers and bystanders.

Types of fall protection for confined space entry

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There are two different types of confined space rescue systems: vertical and horizontal. For example, in a confined space such as a manhole in a street, you'll require vertical confined-space rescue equipment. For a confined space that you enter from the side, such as a tank, you'll need side-entry or horizontal confined-space safety equipment. Since confined spaces vary in size, shape and location, there is no standard or typical application, which is why we offer so many diferent types of confined space rescue systems that can be customized to fit your unique needs.

    • For use where multiple offset masts are required
    • Adjustable height
    • Can be combined with up to three pulleys to accommodate a variety of winches and fall arrest devices
    • For work areas where a base can be permanently installed to an existing structure
    • Adjustable and extendable
    • Portable
    • Ideal when you need to move and access various confined space areas
    • Lightweight and easy to transport, set up and use
    • Attaches with a carabiner, allowing you to work in any direction from any angle
    • Two adjustable systems are available
    • Allows up to three people to work on top of transformers or other types of vertical platforms with potential fall hazards
    • Swiveling anchor points deliver 360 degrees of protection and mobility
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