Confined space

confined spaceA confined space is an area with limited access and not suitable for human intervention. An example is the interior of a storage bin, occasionally entered by workers but not intended for human to work. Hazards in this area often include harmful dust or gas, liquid or loose solid (for example cement, cereal) or entrapment.

Confined space accidents are a concern in occupational safety and health due to the hazards that they pose to the victim and subsequently to a rescue team. Confined space training outlines the skills and protocols for safe entry to confined spaces, and includes precautions such as locking and tagging out connecting electrical, air quality testing, ventilation, supervisor, and a predetermined risk assessment with personal protection equipment, safety harness and rescue equipment.

Confined space safety videos

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Confined space news

Below is links to some major incidents happened around the world in regards to confined spaces accidents.


Regulations (equivalent only)

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  • Malaysia Code of Practice for Safe Working in a Confined Spaces 2001
  • Malaysia Industry Code of Practice for Safe Working in a Confined Spaces 2010
  • Malaysia Factories & Machinery Regulation 1970

Working in confined space

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  • Confined Spaces Entry
  • Confined Spaces – Winery Vessels
  • Hazards of Confined Spaces for F&B Industries
  • Hazards of Confined Spaces for Municipal & Construction Industries
  • Hazards of Confined Spaces
  • Managing Confined Spaces On Farms
  • Pressure Drop & Controlling System Pressure
  • Silo Failures: Case Histories & Lessons Learned
  • Will Your Safety Harness Kill You
  • Worker Entry into Grain Storage Bins