If you or your workers intend to enter a confined space that is under your management or control, a confined space entry permit is required to do so. The confined space entry permit system provides a formal check to ensure safety before anyone enters a confined space, and confirm that everyone has left the space when the work is completed.
Confined spaces are enclosed or partially enclosed structures that pose a danger because they are not designed or intended to be areas occupied by people. Confined spaces are commonly found in:
- storage tanks
- wet and dry wells
- manure and silage pits
- ducts, flues and chimneys