Enter Confined Space

MSMPER205 – Enter confined space

Description

This unit of competency is required by persons who are required to enter a confined space, as defined by the Australian Standard AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces, or its authorised update or replacement.

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required for safe entry to confined spaces under a work permit and for maintaining safety while working in the confined space. The term ‘work permit’ (or ‘permit’) includes all written authorities as defined by AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces. It applies to persons required to enter confined spaces for any purpose, including maintenance, cleaning, inspection or other reasons.

AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces defines a confined space as:

‘An enclosed or partially enclosed space that is not intended or designed primarily for human occupancy, within which there is a risk of one or more of the following:

  • An oxygen concentration outside the safe oxygen range.
  • A concentration of airborne contaminant that may cause impairment, loss of consciousness or asphyxiation.
  • A concentration of flammable airborne contaminant that may cause injury from fire or explosion.
  • Engulfment in a stored free-flowing solid or a rising level of liquid that may cause suffocation or drowning.’

Entry to a confined space is defined by AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces as: ‘when a person’s head or upper body is within the boundary of the confined space’.

Pre-requisite Unit

MSMPER200- Work in accordance with an issued permit

Competency Field

Work control systems

Duration

1 Day

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.