Friday, April 6, 2012

Confined Space Entry Safety Checklist


Safety Checklist For Working In Confined Space





SAFETY CHECKLIST FOR WORKING IN A CONFINED SPACE ENVIRONMENT

Safety Questionnaire

WSH ( Confined Space) Regulations


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Are all lines to a confined space, containing inert, toxic, flammable, or corrosive
materials valved off and blanked or disconnected and separated before entry?

Are all impellers, agitators, or other moving parts and equipment inside confined
spaces locked-out if they present a hazard?

Is either natural or mechanical ventilation provided prior to confined space entry?

Are appropriate atmospheric tests performed to check for oxygen deficiency, toxic
substances and explosive concentrations in the confined space before entry?

Is adequate illumination provided for the work to be performed in the confined space?

Is the atmosphere inside the confined space frequently tested or continuously
monitored during conduct of work? Is there an assigned safety standby employee
outside of the confined space? When required, whose sole responsibility is to watch
the work in progress, sound an alarm if necessary, and render assistance

Is the standby employee appropriately trained and equipped to handle an
emergency?

Is the standby employee or other employees prohibited from entering the confined
space without lifelines and respiratory equipment if there is any question as to the
cause of an emergency?

Is approved respiratory equipment required if the atmosphere inside the confined
space cannot be made acceptable

Is all portable electrical equipment used inside confined spaces either grounded and
insulated, or equipped with ground fault protection?

Before gas welding or burning is started in a confined space, are hoses checked for
leaks, compressed gas bottles forbidden inside of the confined space, torches lighted
only outside of the confined area and the confined area tested for an explosive
atmosphere each time before a lighted torch is to be taken into the confined space?

If employees will be using oxygen-consuming equipment-such as salamanders,
torches, and furnaces, in a confined space-is sufficient air provided to assure
combustion without reducing the oxygen concentration of the atmosphere below 19.5
percent by volume?

Whenever combustion-type equipment is used in a confined space, are provisions
made to ensure the exhaust gases are vented outside of the enclosure?

Is each confined space checked for decaying vegetation or animal matter which may
produce methane?

Is the confined space checked for possible industrial waste which could contain toxic
properties?

If the confined space is below the ground and near areas where motor vehicles will be
operating, is it possible for vehicle exhaust or carbon monoxide to enter the space?

Is there a team of trained personnel for confined space rescue work?

Are all impellers, agitators, or other moving parts and equipment inside confined
spaces locked-out if they present a hazard?

Is either natural or mechanical ventilation provided prior to confined space entry?

Are appropriate atmospheric tests performed to check for oxygen deficiency, toxic
substances and explosive concentrations in the confined space before entry?

Is adequate illumination provided for the work to be performed in the confined space?

Is the atmosphere inside the confined space frequently tested or continuously
monitored during conduct of work? Is there an assigned safety standby employee
outside of the confined space? When required, whose sole responsibility is to watch
the work in progress, sound an alarm if necessary, and render assistance

Is the standby employee appropriately trained and equipped to handle an
emergency?

Is the standby employee or other employees prohibited from entering the confined
space without lifelines and respiratory equipment if there is any question as to the
cause of an emergency?

Is approved respiratory equipment required if the atmosphere inside the confined
space cannot be made acceptable

Is all portable electrical equipment used inside confined spaces either grounded and
insulated, or equipped with ground fault protection?

Before gas welding or burning is started in a confined space, are hoses checked for
leaks, compressed gas bottles forbidden inside of the confined space, torches lighted
only outside of the confined area and the confined area tested for an explosive
atmosphere each time before a lighted torch is to be taken into the confined space?

If employees will be using oxygen-consuming equipment-such as salamanders,
torches, and furnaces, in a confined space-is sufficient air provided to assure
combustion without reducing the oxygen concentration of the atmosphere below 19.5
percent by volume?

Whenever combustion-type equipment is used in a confined space, are provisions
made to ensure the exhaust gases are vented outside of the enclosure?

Is each confined space checked for decaying vegetation or animal matter which may
produce methane?

Is the confined space checked for possible industrial waste which could contain toxic
properties?

If the confined space is below the ground and near areas where motor vehicles will be
operating, is it possible for vehicle exhaust or carbon monoxide to enter the space?

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