You may be required to comply with this code if you conduct a business that involves working in confined spaces or have a duty to manage the risks of working in confined spaces.
You may achieve compliance with your legislative requirements through another method if it provides an equivalent or higher standard of work health and safety.
Duties in relation to confined spaces include:
- managing health and safety risks associated with a confined space, including risks when entering, working in, on or near a confined space, as well as the risk of inadvertent entry
- ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, that a worker does not enter a confined space until all the duties in relation to the confined space have been complied with
- establishing first aid and rescue procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency in the confined space
- management of hazards through controls such as communication and safety monitoring, signs, isolation of connected plant and services, and controls to maintain a safe atmosphere within the confined space.