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Is your cellar safe?
A carbon dioxide leak can be fatal - but how do you know when it happens?
Most cellars are confined spaces as defined by the The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997. This legislation is currently being enforced! As an employer or manager you are required to ensure that your employees health and safety is not compromised as they carry out their duties.
If you store carbon dioxide in a confined space you must complete a risk assessment. You need to know carbon dioxide is tastless and odourless at levels that effect the human body.
What happens to you as carbon dioxide levels increase?
In a confied space at levels above 2% in air. You may feel drowsy, at 3% the gas has a slightly narcotic effect, blood pressure rises and hearing can be impaired, when a level of 5% is reached you will find it difficult to breath and you may feel confused. The higher the concentration of carbon Dioxide rises above 5% the sooner uncounciouness occurs.
Safety is our concern. When you decide to monitor your carbon dioxide store you need proven reliability. The Analox 5 sensor is so reliable it is offered with a 15 year warranty. The Analox 5 is purpose designed for the harsh enviroment of the cellar.
When is there danger?
When excessive levels of carbon dioxide occur, an audible alarm is produced, you can ventilate the room and wait outside until the unit returns to Safe Mode (Green light only flashing). At dangerous levels another alarm warns of the need to immediately evacuate the cellar or room. Installing an Analox 5 means you know you and your employees are protected.
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