OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 5 Confined Spaces

Section 45 Hazard assessment

If a worker will enter a confined space or a restricted space to work, an employer must appoint a competent person to

(1) identify and assess the hazards the worker is likely to be exposed to while in the confined space or restricted space,

(2) specify the type and frequency of inspections and tests necessary to determine the likelihood of worker exposure to any of the identified hazards,

(3) perform the inspections and tests specified,

(4) specify the safety and personal protective equipment required to perform the work, and

(5) identify the personal protective equipment and emergency equipment to be used by a worker who undertakes rescue operations in the event of an accident or other emergency.