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ITCO publishes new tank container safety guidelines

New guidelines have been published
New guidelines have been published
The International Tank Container Organisation (ITCO) has just publishing its latest technical guidelines document – Safe Entry into a Tank Container.
This document provides guidance for ITCO member companies engaging in activities that require personnel to enter the interior of a tank for purposes such as inspection and maintenance.
Tank entry presents inherent risks which require to be managed by implementing a safe entry process, the document stated.
It added: “Where possible, process changes should be introduced to permit tasks to be carried out without entering the tank - for example, by viewing the interior from the man-way or by the use of CCTV.
“However, when personnel are required to enter a tank, appropriate safety procedures should be in place to minimise the risk. These are provided in these new ITCO Guidelines.”
These guidelines (TG05) complement a number of other Safety Guidelines published by ITCO.
Last month, TG04 Guidance for working on top of a Tank Container was published and is also available on the ITCO website at international-tank-container.org.
Established in 1998, ITCO represents the international tank container industry to the public and to governmental bodies, with the aim of promoting the industry with more than 170 members worldwide
New guidelines have been published