Australian Standard AS 2865-2009 Confined Spaces - Western Australia


You will need to comply with this standard if you are designer, manufacturer, supplier, modifier or user of confined spaces. This standard is not exhaustive and should be read alongside legislation and other standards.

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.

This standard does not cover underground mining, tunnelling, excavation work, trenching, abrasive blasting or spray painting, or confined spaces that are not at atmospheric pressure.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

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.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


Contact details

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General Enquiries


Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Western Australia
Operating address: Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850
Phone: 1300 307 877
Website: WorkSafe Western Australia (Opens in new window)