Side Entry Systems for Confined Space

Side Entry Systems

Side entry systems are designed for confined space entry, as well as retrieval and rescue operations involving horizontal entries with vertical positioning or retrieval requirements inside silos, tanks, storage towers, vaults, and sewer systems.  Whether your confined space side entry application is of a temporary nature, requiring a portable configuration, or regular access requirements dictate use of  a permanently mounted system, the safety specialists at Diversified Fall Protection can recommend a system that will keep your facility in compliance with all OSHA regulations while maintaining personnel safety and productivity.

Side Entry Systems
Side Entry Systems
Side Entry Systems
Side Entry Systems
Side Entry Systems
Side Entry Systems
Side Entry Systems
Side Entry Systems

Design Considerations

Side entry confined space and rescue / retrieval systems may be used with external adjustable tank collars to accomodate a variety of different manways. These systems may also be used with a permanently mounted base and extension post.  Side entry system feature flexible setup options and fully articulating boom systems to adapt to an infinite number of manway designs and surrounding configurations.

OSHA Regulations

  • 1926.502(d) ‘Personal fall arrest systems.’ Personal fall arrest systems and their use shall comply with the provisions set forth below. Effective January 1, 1998, body belts are not acceptable as part of a personal fall arrest system. Note: The use of a body belt in a positioning device system is acceptable and is regulated under paragraph (e) of this section.
  • 1926.502(d)(20) The employer shall provide for prompt rescue of employees in the event of a fall or shall assure that employees are able to rescue themselves.

Did You Know?

A fall from an unprotected loading dock can cause serious injury or death?