CONFINED SPACES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Under Regulation 632/05–Confined Spaces
A confined space is defined as a place:
- that is partially or fully enclosed
- that is not both designed and constructed for continuous human occupancy
- where atmospheric hazards may occur because of its construction, location, or contents, or because of work that is done in it.
The main elements required by the regulation include:
- Includes having a person with adequate knowledge, training and experience identify and evaluate every confined space to determine whether it is possible to eliminate the atmospheric hazard completely and to provide a confined space inventory.
Confined Space Program:
- This includes the development and maintenance (includes updating program) of a written confined space program meeting the requirements of the regulation and must be completed prior to any worker entering a confined space.
- Once a program is in place, the employer must provide training to employees who enter a confined space or who perform related work.
For more information or to sign up for our Confined Space Assessments, please contact us using the form on this page, or call 647-999-5863.
Stay tuned for news about an upcoming Confined Space BREAKFAST SEMINAR at our office in August!