This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.
This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles undertaking work in confined spaces.
Examples of confined spaces include (but are not limited to): Storage tanks, Tank cars, Process vessels, Pressure vessels, Boilers, Silos and other tank-like compartments, Pits and degreasers, Pipes, Sewers, Sewer pump stations including wet and dry wells, shafts and ducts, Shipboard spaces entered through small hatchways or access points, cargo tanks, cellular double bottom tanks, duct keels, ballast or oil tanks and void spaces
Course is recommended for: Workers who will be performing confined space work, but are not required to write a permit, monitor gas levels or wear breathing apparatus such as: Electrical engineers, Safety inspectors, Safety personnel, Injury prevention personnel, Maintenance personnel, Emergency services personnel (fire, ambulance, police), OHS officers, Risk managers, Mine managers, Telecommunications and cable installation personnel, Lift operators and installers, Transport industry workers.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.
Note: The terms Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Work Health and Safety (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the National Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.