When can you enter a confined space?

confined space entry

As confined space can be a dangerous area to work in. To ensure a safe work environment there are some mandatory control measures that MUST be implemented. These are:

1. A completed risk assessment – Safe Work Method Statement

2. Correct Signage and Barricading

3. Established communication methods – Between workers and standby operator

4. Atmospheric testing/monitoring by competent person – Must hold MSMWHS217 – Gas Test Atmospheres

5. Confined space rescue plan

6. Isolations

7. Standby operator

8. Training – Must hold RIIWHS202D – Enter and work in confined spaces

9. Confined space entry permit – Completed by person in direct control and must hold – MSMPER300 – Issue work permits