Injuries and fatalities involving confined spaces are frequent and often involve successive fatalities when would-be rescuers succumb to the same problem as the initial victim.

Approximately 60% of fatalities involve would-be rescuers and more than 30% of fatalities occur in a space that has been tested and found to be safe to enter.

AquaTerra has extensive experience of hazardous area, confined space entry and rescue and has safely and successfully completed some of the most technically challenging projects undertaken in the North Sea oil and gas industry.

Working deep inside a number of concrete leg structures since 1998, AquaTerra’s Management team and offshore personnel have between them a wealth of knowledge of all aspects of design, planning, safety case development, procurement and implementation for confined space and hazardous environment intervention operations. Our teams of time-served and qualified tradesmen and technicians are selected according to project requirements, for construction, decommissioning, repair and maintenance work using specialist rope access techniques, lightweight cradles and tensioned netting systems to offer a cost-effective and safe method of access.

Breathing Apparatus

AquaTerra’s service includes the provision and use of line-fed and self-contained breathing apparatus.

Confined Space Rescue

Confined space rescues can be technically challenging due to the environment in which they occur, often narrow and constricting preventing easy access by rescuers. AquaTerra supports client and other contractor personnel who are working within hazardous and confined spaces, providing technical rescue and recovery personnel and equipment. We provide assistance with risk assessment and rescue planning, procedures, the selection and provision of technical rescue equipment and, where necessary, teams of qualified rescue personnel.

It’s safe to say we provide one of the most comprehensive services of its kind in the UK.