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Control measure

Safe person principles: Confined spaces

Control measure knowledge

In line with safe person principles, only personnel who have received confined space training should be deployed in this environment, and they should only be deployed if they have the appropriate equipment, supervision and personal protective equipment (PPE). Adequate provision must also be made for the welfare of crews working in confined spaces.

A qualified confined space supervisor, where available, can advise incident commanders of the hazards associated with restricted access and egress and with the operational requirements at incidents involving confined spaces.

Tactical actions

Incident commanders must:
  • Ensure that no person shall enter a confined space unless it is not reasonably practicable to achieve without such entry