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Significance and Use
4.1 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.
4.2 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
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
National CodeNational Electrical Code (NEC)/NFPA 70 Available from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471, http://www.nfpa.org.
Federal Standards29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.146 Permit Required Confined Spaces Available from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210, http://www.osha.gov.
ICS Number Code 33.060.01 (Radiocommunications in general)
UNSPSC Code 46161700(Rescue equipment and accessories)
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ASTM F1764-97(2018), Standard Guide for Selection of Hardline Communication Systems for Confined-Space Rescue, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.orgBack to Top