Confined spaces can contain toxic gases and be poorly ventilated, making them a health hazard for many employees. This guide outlines the legal duties of employers to provide a safe working environment. It explains:
the responsibilities of employers and self-employed people to identify hazards for people working in confined spaces
how WorkSafe Victoria monitors health and safety risks, including confined spaces
how workplaces can consult with workers to identify confined spaces, reduce risks and review risk controls
At the end of the document, there is a glossary of terms.