Confined spaces are among the most dangerous safety hazards in the workplace. Not only are the workers who work in confined spaces at risk but also would-be rescuers who come to their aid in an emergency. That’s why it’s critical that you have procedures for dealing with emergencies in confined spaces.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Modify this checklist, which is adapted by one provided by Metro Vancouver, for your company’s operations, OHS program and confined space procedures as well as the specific requirements in your jurisdiction’s OHS laws. Ensure that a supervisor or other competent person completes it in the event a rescue from a confined space is needed.
Complying with confined space attendant requirements
A list of the oxygen limits for confined spaces in each jurisdiction
A Model Entry Permit Program you can use for work sites