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Enclosed Space Safety – Homeowner/Occupant Responsibility

As a homeowner/occupant, it is your responsibility to ensure that any space InnServices staff require access to is safe, clean, and free of safety hazards.

Enclosed Space Safety

Example of Unsafe Conditions (garbage, slip/trip/fall hazards, etc.).

Homeowner/Occupant Responsibility

As a homeowner/occupant, it is your responsibility to ensure that any enclosed space InnServices staff require access to (such as a crawlspace, basement, etc.) is safe, clean, and free of any potential safety hazards or concerns that may endanger our staff.

Homeowner/occupants are also responsible to ensure the space entrance/access is open for work to commence and closed/secured at work completion. InnServices staff will not open and/or close any access points.

If hazards are present at the time of staff arrival and the space is deemed unsafe, InnServices reserves the right to deny completion of work.  The operator will inform the homeowner/occupant of the safety deficiencies that need to be corrected and will advise that the appointment needs to be rebooked. These deficiencies must be resolved before the next appointment.


Examples of hazards and/or safety concerns include but are not limited to:
  • Garbage in the crawl space (shingles, steel roofing, insulation, wood with nails protruding, nails on the ground, broken glass, etc.)
  • Pests (rats, raccoons, and other animals)
  • Insects (wasps, hornets, ants, spiders etc.)
  • Large Amounts of Mold
  • Chemicals (paint cans, gas cans, etc.)
  • Electrocution (ex. electrical equipment or wires in wet conditions, unprotected energized wires, damaged/frayed wires)
  • Storage Items (InnServices will not remove stored items to access meters)
  • Standing water or puddles
  • Protruding nails
  • Poor lighting
  • Slip, trip and fall hazards
  • Entrapment (door or access closes)
  • Structural damage (floor joists or beams collapsed or falling)