OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 5 Confined Spaces

Section 47 Entry permit system

(1) A person must not enter a confined space at a work site without a valid entry permit.

(2) An employer must establish an entry permit system for a confined space that

(a) lists the name of each worker who enters the confined space and the reason for their entry,

(b) gives the location of the confined space,

(c) specifies the time during which an entry permit is valid,

(d) takes into account the work being done in the confined space, and

(e) takes into account the code of practice requirements for entering, being in and leaving a confined space.

(3) An employer must ensure that, before a worker enters a confined space, an entry permit is properly completed, signed by a competent person and a copy kept readily available.

(4) Based on a review of similar confined spaces, an employer may issue an entry permit that can be used for a number of similar confined spaces.