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Significance and Use
Because of the many unique requirements of permit-required confined space rescue operations and the specific construction and composition of some confined spaces, hardline communications systems may be the only type that will meet the requirements for working within these spaces. Some of these requirements are set forth in Federal Regulation and some by safe operating procedures developed for working in confined spaces by industry.
This guide is not meant to preclude the use of other types of communication systems in confined-space rescue.
1.1 This guide covers recommended criteria for the selection of hardwire communication systems for use in permit-required confined-space rescue operations.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F1490 Terminology Relating to Search and Rescue
Federal Standards29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.7 Definition and Requirements for a National Recognized Testing Laboratory
National CodeNationalElectricalCo (NEC)/NFPA 70 Available from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471, http://www.nfpa.org.
ICS Number Code 33.060.01 (Radiocommunications in general)
UNSPSC Code 46161700(Rescue equipment and accessories)
ASTM F1764-97(2012), Standard Guide for Selection of Hardline Communication Systems for Confined-Space Rescue , ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top