OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 5 Confined Spaces

Section 54 Inerting

(1) An employer must ensure that a confined space is inerted if it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate an explosive or flammable atmosphere within the confined space through another means.

(2) If a confined space is inerted, an employer must ensure that

(a) every worker entering the confined space is equipped with supplied-air respiratory protection equipment that complies with Part 18,

(b) all ignition sources are controlled, and

(c) the atmosphere within the confined space stays inerted while workers are inside.