OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 5 Confined Spaces

Section 49 Protection – hazardous substances and energy

(1) An employer must ensure that workers within a confined space are protected against the release of hazardous substances or energy that could harm them.

(2) An employer must ensure that a worker does not enter a confined space unless adequate precautions are in place to protect a worker from drowning, engulfment or entrapment.

(3) An employer must ensure that any hazardous energy in a restricted space is controlled in accordance with Part 15.