Question 9.9 You have to enter a manhole in which you believe there could be toxic gases. You have not been provided with any Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE). What should you do? A: Tell your supervisor that you will need RPE, and if necessary, training in confined space working B: Sniff the atmosphere in the manhole to see if you can smell harmful gases C: Look into the manhole to see if you can see any harmful gases D: Just get on with the job, and accept the risks
Right Answer: A An employer must provide all necessary personalprotective equipment and respiratory protective equipmentwhen an employee is required to enter a confined space.This is one of the requirements of the Confined SpacesRegulations 1997.