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Control measure
Implement supervision arrangements

Control measure knowledge

When working in a confined space, competent supervision must be in place to ensure that a suitable and sufficient risk assessment process is ongoing, that appropriate control measures are implemented, necessary safety precautions are in place, and hazards and risks are communicated to all those involved. For fire and rescue service operations, this role will be undertaken on behalf of the incident commander by a competent officer.

Incident commanders should apply the most appropriate level of breathing apparatus entry control procedure for a confined space incident.

Tactical actions

There are no tactical actions associated with this control measure.