Confined Space Entry – Underground WW2 Shelter

Confined Space Entry – Underground WW2 Shelter

Client: ANTS Group
Project: Lowestoft

Brief Description:

KpH were awarded the project to undertake Confined Space Survey of an underground WW2 bunker by new client ANTS group

Scope of Works

  • Kph put forward a plan to enable a detailed survey of the bunker, this included the detailed RAMs and training to carry out such a task
  • Prior to the commencement of works the team completed the client’s site induction including a briefing about the potential ammunition that could be within the underground shelter
  • Mobilise to site and set up entry equipment and confined space entry board, barriers around the entry point
  • The client had dug out the soils from the entrance of the shelter for our team to gain access to the shelter
  • The Confined Space trained team entered the shelter equipped with specialist Escape Breathing Apparatus Sets and Gas Monitors to ensure the atmosphere was safe to work in
  • The topman used a gas monitor to continually monitor the LEL levels taking readings and recording every 5 mins ensuring, that works were carried out in the safest possible conditions
  • Following a visual survey of the shelter and once deemed safe, the skilled team escorted one at a time an Asbestos Surveyor and Chemist to carryout surveys of the shelter
  • The Asbestos surveyor and Chemist took samples for analysis with findings and recommendations reported back direct to the client