Confined space refers to an area which is enclosed with limited access Confined spaces may be dangerous and need to be assessed appropriately. An example is the interior of a storage tank, which workers may enter for maintenance but which is not ordinarily a habitable space. Hazards in a confined space often include suffocation, submersion in liquids or free-flowing granular solids (for example, grain bins).Many businesses are not even aware they have confined spaces that could require evaluation.
The NSCA OHS/WHS experts are available to help you identify the confined spaces in your workplace, determine contamination levels and help with entry, support and management.
The NSCA also offer training in Confined Space Entry. This course is designed to train all personnel in the requirements of AS/NZS 2865-2009 (Safe Working in a Confined Space) and enable them to work safely in these environments. Confined space training outlines the skills and protocols for safe entry to confined spaces, and includes such precautions as lockout and tagout of any connecting piping, testing of breathable air quality, forced ventilation, observation of workers in the space, and a predetermined rescue plan with appropriate safety harness and other rescue equipment. Furthermore, the NSCA can assist you with developing and populating your confined space register.
Training services can be delivered on your site or at one of our offices located nationally throughout Australia.
Call 1800 655 510 to speak to a Confined Space Expert today!