Confined Space Entry Critical Controls
• Access control & permit
• Isolation, Lockout, Tagout & Verification
• Atmospheric testing
• Establish ventilation/extraction
• Rescue system in place

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Discuss: What hazards are present in the task that relate to confined space entry?

Discuss: What are the Critical Controls for confined space entry?

Were the critical risks and controls discussed during your pre-start meeting with all participants including contractors and rescue crew?

Have the work types listed on CSE procedure been assessed and appropriate control measures put in place?

Are Isolation, Lockout, Tagout and Verification procedures being used?

Are Isolation, Lockout, Tagout and Verification hazards documented on the associated safe method of work?

Have you verified that all stored energy risks have been removed?

Has the gas testing unit been bump tested?

Are gas testing results documented on the confined space entry permit?

Where continuous monitoring is required, has the gas testing unit been located within a 2-meter radius of the work (per the risk assessment requirements)?

Is ventilation/extraction equipment types and recommended size set up per the information within the risk assessment?

Has the ventilation been verified as working correctly and removing contaminants?

Is the attendant in place while space is open and personnel are working within the space and do they have an effective means of communication with entrant and method of activating an emergency response?

Has signage and barricading been installed when spaces are closed?

Has the rescue team been notified and resources available?

Were gaps identified during the field verification today?

What actions were taken to close those gaps, by who, by when?

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.