It is a common misconception that the confined space regulations say you must use a gas detector, an escape set, fall arrest system, top man, rescue team etc. etc. In truth they are simply not that prescriptive. Like many other sets of regulations, once you have implemented a hierarchy of control, everything else is based on your assessment of the risks.
In this article we try to dispel some of the myths about the confined space regulations and give you a summary of exactly what is required.