Confined spaces: Your health and safety guide

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


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.