If you are required to enter and work in confined spaces, then the first step is complete the relevant training course. This must be nationally recognised training provided by a registered training organisation (RTO).
Some roles and responsibilities will vary, along with the required qualifications to carry these out: some of these include:
General workers entering confined spaces: RIIWHS202D – Enter and work in confined spaces. Additional PPE such as Breathing apparatus may be applied if required: MSMWHS216 – Operate breathing apparatus
Gas tester to ensure a safe atmosphere for workers entering and working: MSMWHS217 – Gas test atmospheres
Permit Issuer to give written authorisation and take direct control of the space – MSMWHS201 – Conduct hazard analysis & MSMPER300 – Issue work permits
Confined space rescue operator to conduct any type of rescue/extrication required in the event of an emergency – Requires various qualifications and experience
Standby operator to ensure the safety of all entrance at all times – Requires various qualifications and experience.
For more information on the type of confined space training you or your workplace requires, please call Platinum Safety and Training on 0403 238 411