AS 2865 Safe Working in a Confined Space - Western Australia


You will need to comply with this standard if you are an employer, main contractor or self-employed person and intend to undertake work in a confined space at a workplace.

This standard provides requirements and guidance in eliminating or minimising the need to enter confined spaces and in avoiding hazards which may be encountered where entry to a confined space is unavoidable. Confined space means an enclosed or partially enclosed space which is not intended or designed primarily as a workplace, is at atmospheric pressure during occupancy and has restricted means for entry and exit.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

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Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2020 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


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