Confined spaces: Your health and safety guide

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks for employees working in confined spaces.

Published: 10 Jun 2017
File type: PDF
File size: 540.83 kB
Reading level: Medium

What it contains

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.