Not all jobs are the same. Some encompass everyday tasks with varying degrees of skill while others are more complicated. Some require no special training at all and can be learnt in a short span of time. Others are more demanding and the adequate skill level for them takes years and even decades to develop. In our midst are people doing heroic jobs who go virtually unnoticed and unrecognised for their bravery. In other instances, such individuals have jobs that are very risky and have the potential to cause great injury.
One such risky line of work involves confined space jobs. The term is a loose one used for a variety of jobs that involve a highly trained individual. The trained individual has to enter confined spaces that are tight and do not allow a lot of room for movement. The individual has to be highly trained and educated in order to do such jobs. The extremely high skill level is necessary not only for the successful execution of the job but also for the safety of the individual and team concerned. Without adequate training and practice, the individuals would be exposing themselves to grave injury or harm. The health effects can be long lasting and could result in fatal or chronic illnesses. Likewise, the risk of injury is also high.
Examples of jobs involving confined space course Brisbane include manual scavenging, firefighting, tunnel excavation, mining, manhole cleaning and sewer wiping. All of these jobs are necessary in order for cities and their infrastructure to work properly without any significant delays. Although all of these encompass some degree of risk, the dangers involved are especially significant with some of the jobs. Mining is an example of one of the more dangerous jobs.
Manual scavenging is the most dangerous out of all the above mentioned jobs. Although it has been outlawed in most countries, it is still done illegally because of the cost savings it entails. The proper safe way to clean stains, manholes and sewers involves more costs and the measures involved need more time. This is why many poor communities resort to hiring cheap labour that engages in this otherwise dangerous activity. This is driven by poor economic conditions that force people to engage in risky endeavours on order to earn money. It is estimated that the practice is still common in at least seven or eight countries that are classified as major economies. The practice is even more common in underdeveloped countries. The risks are higher when the interconnected network of manholes does not have holes to allow gases such as methane and carbon monoxide to exit. Even then these gases are still present in the sewers as their mass is greater than that of air, thereby making them sink lower.