Requires work in confined spaces to be carried out only in accordance with a safe system of work entry into the confined spaces is unavoidable. “confined space” means any place, including any chamber, tank, vat, silo, pit, trench, pipe, sewer, flue, well or other similar space in which, by virtue of its enclosed nature, there arises a reasonably foreseeable specified risk
Requires work in confined spaces to be carried out only in accordance with a safe system of work entry into the confined spaces is unavoidable. Imposes requirements with regard to the preparation and implementation of adequate arrangements for the rescue of any person at work in a confined space in the event of an emergency. An adequate system of communication must be in place in the confined space and between this and those outside. Confined spaces atmosphere must be tested before entrance. A permit-to-work system must be in place. A rescue system must be provided in case of emergency. PPE, lifting equipment must be periodically verified and tested.
(a) the master or crew of a sea-going ship or to the employer of such persons in respect of the normal ship-board activities carried out solely by a ship's crew under the direction of the master; or(b) any place below ground in a mine; or(c) any diving project to and in relation to which the Diving at Work Regulations 1997 apply by virtue of regulation 3 of those Regulations.
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