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Contents (2011 - 674)
Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Repealed version for 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017 (accessed 20 November 2017 at 05:06)
67   Confined space entry permit
(1)  A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must not direct a worker to enter a confined space to carry out work unless the person has issued a confined space entry permit for the work.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(2)  A confined space entry permit must:
(a)  be completed by a competent person, and
(b)  be in writing, and
(c)  specify the following:
(i)  the confined space to which the permit relates,
(ii)  the names of persons permitted to enter the space,
(iii)  the period of time during which the work in the space will be carried out,
(iv)  measures to control risk associated with the proposed work in the space, and
(d)  contain space for an acknowledgement that work in the confined space has been completed and that all persons have left the confined space.
(3)  The control measures specified in a confined space permit must:
(a)  be based on a risk assessment conducted under clause 66, and
(b)  include:
(i)  control measures to be implemented for safe entry, and
(ii)  details of the system of work provided under clause 69.
(4)  The person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure that, when the work for which the entry permit was issued is completed:
(a)  all workers leave the confined space, and
(b)  the acknowledgement referred to in subclause (2) (d) is completed by the competent person.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.