You may be required to comply with this code if you
intend to operate a business which requires your employees to work in confined
spaces, or if you intend to design, manufacture or supply plant or structures
that include or are intended to include a confined space.
A confined space is an enclosed or partially
enclosed space that is not designed or intended primarily to be occupied by a
person and could pose a risk to health and safety as a result of:
atmosphere that does not have a safe oxygen level contaminants,
including airborne gases, vapours and dusts, that may cause injury in the
event of fire or explosion
concentrations of any airborne contaminants
Confined spaces are commonly found in vats, tanks,
pits, pipes, ducts, flues, chimneys, silos, containers, pressure vessels,
underground sewers, wet or dry wells, shafts, trenches, tunnels, or other
similar enclosed or partially enclosed structures.
The code sets out requirements for specific
controls measures including communications and safety monitoring, signs,
isolation of connected plant and services, and controls to maintain a safe
atmosphere within the confined space.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more
information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be