Confined Space General

  • Is all safety equipment required in good condition and within inspection dates

  • Is all scaffold within the confined space tagged with a relevant scaf tag and is within date

  • Is there an adequate means for entry and exit

  • Gas cylinders are positioned outside the confined space

  • Has a risk assessment been completed for the confined space

  • Is there an adequate means of communication with the persons inside the confined space

  • Where applicable have all persons signed onto the Work Permit, Work Party or other relevant document

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Standby Person General

  • Is the standby person outside and in close proximity to the confined space

  • Does the standby person know how to raise an alarm in an emergency

  • Does the standby person have a means to raise an alarm with the persons inside the space with those that may not have direct communication with the standby person outside e.g. horns, whistles, bells etc

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Entry Permits

  • Have all person exiting the confined space signed off the entry permit

  • Has the standby person signed onto the entry permit proir to any person entering

  • Has the entry permit been revalidated for the shift

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Hot Work

  • Is hot work being carried out in the confined space and are there fire extinguishers and/or hose reels close to the work area

  • Are electrical tools connected to RCD transformer

  • Is hot work being carried out in the space and has a hot work permit been issued or revalidated for that shift

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Gas Detection

  • Has the gas detector been calibrated within the last 6 months

  • Has gas detection been completed prior to persons entering the confined space

  • Have the gas test recorded any readings above the exposure standard TWA during the shift

  • Has the gas detector been bump tested within the last 24 hours

  • Has the gas detection been carried out in intervals as per the risk assessment requirements

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Working At Heights

  • Is the standby person required to work at heights

  • Is the standby person required to wear a harness when working at height

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  • If yes give a reason

  • Is there a possibility of items being dropped to the floor below due to working on grid mesh or open grating or gaps in boarding

  • Is there sufficent guard railing in place to protect the standby person from an unprotected edge

  • Are harnesses required to be used and are they attached to a secure anchor point

  • Fall arrest systems have current inspection tags

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Personal Protective Equipment - PPE

  • Is hearing protection required to be worn

  • Are all workers wearing the correct PPE

  • All PPE is well maintained and in good condition

  • Hat hats are within date

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Barricading

  • Barricade tape is in place at the entry point to the confined space

  • Barricade tag is in place with all required information

  • Correct colour barricade tape is being used as per the site requirements

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Risk Assessment

  • Has a rescue plan been developed for the confined space

  • Has a JSEA, SWMS,JHA or JSA been devoloped for the work required to be carried out in the space

  • Have all persons working in or on the confined space signed onto the JSEA

  • Has the standby person signed onto the Safe Tasks JSEA.

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Action Plan

  • Action plan ( Action, Resonsibility, due date) All actions resulting from the audit are to be listed below. Where required a incident report maybe required to be developed and forwarded to the relevant site supervisor.

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Media

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Sign off from those conducting audit

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