The Confined Spaces Regulations came into force in January 1998 and apply across all industry sectors, requiring employers to assess the risks connected with entering or working in a confined space. A safe working procedure should be devised to remove or reduce significant risks. An accumulation of CO2 in a pub cellar could potentially present a risk to staff entering the cellar although serious incidents involving gas in pub cellars are extremely rare. The BBPA has prepared guidance for licensees in assessing the risk which also sets out good practice for the safe use of dispense gases.
The guidance is available to purchase from the BBPA Shop.