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AS 2865-2009

[Pending Revision]

Confined spaces

Sets out the requirements and risk control measures for ensuring the safety of those who must enter or carry out tasks associated with a confined space. Contains Sections dealing with planning and implementing entry to a confined space. Appendices include guidance for training, risk assessment, atmospheric monitoring and sample forms and permits associated with confined space work.
Published: 04/09/2009
Pages: 51
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Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Objective
1.3 Application
1.4 Referenced documents
1.5 Definitions
2 Planning
2.1 Planning to manage and control confined spaces
2.2 Legal and other requirements
2.3 Accountabilities and responsibilities
2.4 Design, manufacture, supply and modification considerations
2.4.1 Minimizing the risks associated with confined space
2.4.2 Entry to and exit from a confined space
2.4.3 Modification to a confined space
2.4.4 Safe design of a confined space
2.4.5 Manufacture of a structure or plant
2.4.6 Reclassification of a confined space
2.5 Consultation
2.5.1 Stakeholder consultation
2.5.2 Consultation mechanisms
2.6 Training and competency
2.6.1 Training and competency assessment
2.6.2 Records of training and competency
2.7 Risk management
2.8 Confined space emergencies
2.8.1 Confined space emergency response planning
2.8.2 Confined space emergency response
2.8.3 Confined space emergency procedures
2.9 Documentation
2.9.1 General
2.9.2 Document control
2.9.3 Record keeping
3 Implementation
3.1 Confined space hazards
3.1.1 Confined space hazard identification
3.1.2 Atmospheric hazards and engulfment hazards of confined spaces
3.1.3 Task-related hazards and other occupational hazards
3.2 Identification of a confined space
3.2.1 Identification principles
3.2.2 Security and signposting
3.3 Risk assessment
3.3.1 Conducting a risk assessment
3.3.2 Risk factors
3.3.3 Risk assessment process
3.3.4 Generic risk assessment
3.3.5 Review of risk assessment
3.3.6 Change in risk
3.4 Risk control measures
3.4.1 Risk control measures
3.4.2 Hierarchy of risk control measures
3.4.3 Combining risk control measures
3.4.4 Review of risk control measures
3.4.5 Isolation requirements
3.4.6 Isolation factors
3.4.7 Methods of isolation from hazardous services
3.4.8 Methods of isolation from moving parts
3.4.9 Removal of means of isolation
3.4.10 Establishing atmospheric pressure prior to entry
3.4.11 Purging a confined space
3.4.12 Purging operations
3.4.13 Cleaning of a confined space
3.4.14 Location of contaminants
3.4.15 Flammable contaminants
3.4.16 Static electricity
3.4.17 Ventilation
3.4.18 Combustion engines
3.4.19 Exhaust location
3.4.20 Control of mechanical ventilation equipment
3.4.21 Operations causing the generation of contaminants
3.4.22 Atmospheric testing or monitoring
3.4.23 Risk control measures for atmospheric testing within a confined space
3.4.24 Atmospheric tests required
3.4.25 Testing of remote regions of a confined space for flammable airborne contaminants
3.4.26 Retest or monitoring after entry
3.4.27 Explosive (flammable) atmospheric substance detectors
3.4.28 Exposure standards
3.4.29 Requirements for confined space entry
3.4.30 Confined Space entry monitoring
3.4.31 Safe atmosphere
3.4.32 Flammable airborne contaminants in the atmosphere
3.4.33 Use of respiratory protective devices
3.4.34 Provision of equipment
3.4.35 Cancellation of written authority
3.4.36 Completion of written authority
3.4.37 Issue of written authority
3.4.38 Display of written authority
3.4.39 Identification of persons entering a confined space
3.4.40 Communication
3.4.41 Alternating entry and stand-by persons
3.4.42 Respiratory protective devices
3.4.43 Safety harnesses lines and lifting equipment
3.4.44 Electrical equipment
3.4.45 Portable electrical equipment
3.4.46 Supply cable
3.4.47 Double-insulated tools
3.4.48 Ignition sources
3.4.49 Gas cylinders and hoses
3.4.50 Gas monitors
4 Review
4.1 Review process
4.2 Continuous improvement
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
C1 Design and installation
C2 Means of entry and exit
Appendix D
D1 Core training elements
D2 Identifying key competency requirements
D3 Competency assessment
D4 Training course duration
D5 Trainers and assessors
Appendix E
Appendix F
F1 General
F2 Permits
F3 Fire prevention
F4 Control of fumes
Appendix G
G1 General
G2 Hydrojetting
G2.1 General
G2.2 Equipment
G3 Steam cleaning
G4 Abrasive blasting
G5 Chemical cleaning
Appendix H
Appendix I
I1 General
I2 Atmospheric testing and monitoring equipment
I3 Retesting and monitoring
I4 Interpretation of measurement results
I5 Combustible dust detectors
Appendix J
J1 General
J2 Eye and face protection
J3 Head protection
J4 Foot protection
J5 Body protection
J6 Hearing protection
J7 Respiratory protective devices
J8 Hand protection
J9 Safety harness, safety line rescue line
J10 Maintenance of equipment
J10.1 General
J10.2 Personal protective equipment
J11 Maintenance record
Cited references in this standard
Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders — Design, construction and installation
Safety of machinery, Part 1603: Design of controls, interlocks and guards - Prevention of unexpected start-up
The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
Safety in welding and allied processes, Part 1: Fire precautions
Pressure vessels
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