OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 5 Confined Spaces

Section 55 Emergency response

(1) An employer must ensure that a worker does not enter or remain in a confined space or a restricted space unless an effective rescue can be carried out.

(2) A worker must not enter or stay in a confined space unless an effective rescue can be carried out.

(3) An employer must ensure that the emergency response plan includes the emergency procedures to be followed if there is an accident or other emergency, including the procedures in place to evacuate the confined space immediately

(a) when an alarm is activated,

(b) if the concentration of oxygen inside the confined space drops below 19.5 percent by volume or exceeds 23.0 percent by volume, or

(c) if there is a significant change in the amount of hazardous substances inside the confined space.