Wednesday, 3 March 2010

AESP Authorised Entrant/Standby Person For Confined Space by NIOSH

Breathing Apparatus

confined space also has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to, tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, pipelines, etc.


entry permit:
(1) The space to be entered;
(2) The purpose of entry;
(3) The date and authorized duration of the permit;
(4) The authorized entrants within the permit space, by name or some other means that will enable the attendant to determine quickly and accurately, for the duration of the permit, which authorized entrants are inside the permit space;
(5) Names of attendants;
(6) Supervisor’s name, with a space for the signature or initials of the supervisor who originally authorized entry;
(7) The hazards of the space to be entered;
(8) The measures used to isolate the permit space and to eliminate or control any hazards before entry (i.e. purging, flushing, or ventilating the space as well as lockout and tagging of equipment);
(9) Acceptable entry conditions;
(10) The results of any initial and periodic tests performed, accompanied by the names or initials of the testers and by an indication of when the tests were performed;
(11) The rescue and emergency services that can be called on and the means (such as the equipment to use and the numbers to call) for reaching those services;
(12) The communication procedures used by authorized entrants and attendants to maintain contact during the entry;
(13) Equipment, such as personal protective equipment, testing equipment, communications equipment, alarm systems, and rescue equipment, to be used;
(14) Any other information whose inclusion is necessary, given the circumstances of the particular confined space, in order to ensure employee safety; and any additional permits, such as for hot work, that have been issued to authorize work in the permit space.

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