PMP have over 30 years’ experience of confined space rescue, survey and engineering in high risk confined spaces and via rope access.

Having a rescue team on standby is not only a legal requirement, it reassures your staff or contractors that you have their best interests at heart.

Safe man entry into confined space structures requires suitable and sufficient Emergency Arrangements.

Our Confined Space Rescue Teams are available to our clients and their contractors, offering the highest level of safety cover and rescue.

Working in confined spaces isn’t just about recovering indisposed workers from tricky situations, it’s about ensuring your staff are properly protected in their workplace and ensuring they receive the support they need to deliver a safe outcome.

Our hse confined space rescue teams can assist your staff to ensure they are properly protected to enter confined spaces safely and, should the worst ever happen, they will have the backup of an experienced rescue team to provide reassurance, assistance, recovery, first aid and care.

Benefits of Using PMP

PMP have over 30 years’ experience of safe working in high risk confined spaces and via rope access, and are proud to provide our workforce with the very highest level of safety protection.

Who better then, to offer a confined space rescue or rope access rescue team?

Our rescue teams are trained and experienced in rope access to enable safe access to otherwise inaccessible areas:

  • City & Guilds 6150-05 Working in Confined Spaces
  • City & Guilds 6150-05 Rescue from Confined Spaces
  • EUSR National Water Hygiene
  • EUSR SHEA (Water)
  • First Aid at Work
  • Trauma Technician
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Oxygen Ventilator Resuscitation (OVR)
  • Rope Access (IRATA)

Using tried and tested rope access rescue techniques, or using full breathing apparatus, our rescue teams can provide cover for all types of survey or engineering work in aqueducts, pipelines, and water treatment plants or any other high risk confined space.

Compliance with Confined Spaces ACoP 2015

Working closely with your Site Supervisor or management team, and from your Confined Space Risk Assessment & Method Statement for your work activities, PMP can provide you with a comprehensive and rigorous RAMS for rescue cover which will fulfil your responsibilities for the provision of suitable and sufficient Emergency Arrangements.

Rescue Supervisors

All PMP Rescue Teams are supervised by one of our experienced high risk confined space personnel with confined space rescue training, First Aid at Work and Trauma Technician.

Out-of Hours Working

PMP can provide rescue teams for working day, night and weekends (24/7).


Emergency Arrangements
From the 1997 regulations:

paragraph 5 (1) “…. no person at work shall enter or carry out work in a confined space unless there have been prepared in respect of that confined space suitable and sufficient arrangements for the rescue of persons in the event of an emergency, whether or not arising out of a specified risk.”

paragraph 5 (2) (b) “where the need for resuscitation of any person is a likely consequence of a relevant specified risk, the provision, and maintenance of such equipment …. to enable resuscitation procedures to be carried out.”

paragraph 5 (3) “Whenever there arises any circumstance to which the arrangements referred to in paragraph (1) above relate, those arrangements, or the relevant part or parts of those arrangements, shall immediately be put into operation.”

From the above clauses, the provision of suitable and sufficient Emergency Arrangements is a mandatory requirement and, significantly, must be available on-site for immediate action. Sole reliance on the emergency services for rescue will not be deemed “suitable and sufficient”.

You can see the full regulations at

or you can download the HSE INDG258, Safe Working in Confined Space, Jan 2013