A confined space entry permit and plan is essentially a document that sets out the work to be done and the precautions to be taken. In some ways, it functions as a safety checklist to make sure that nothing is overlooked. In addition to an entry permit and plan, confined space training and other health and safety training from a recognized and accredited training institution, such as MI Safety, will ensure that when you enter a confined space, you know what you are doing.
Before entering a confined space, an entry permit and plan must be written. It should contain at least the following information:
The information required for a confined space entry permit and plan is as follows:
Each site you work on should provide a site specific orientation regarding practices and procedures; you are obligated to follow these site requirements. Confined Space Training and other health and safety training will act as an asset and ensure you remain safe the entire time you are on the work site. As you work, the completed permit must be kept available to all workers involved. Depending on the site, and the circumstances, the practice is to have the permit posted at each entry point into the confined space. If you have an entry permit that will cover a specific job, which may occur over more than one shift, the time for which the entry permit and plan is valid is based on the estimated time to finish the project’s work activities and must be written on the permit and plan.
An entry permit will be regarded as expired if any of the following situations occur:
If an entry permit has timed out or expired for any of these reasons, a new permit must be issued before entry into the confined space. If a hazard assessment is performed for a representative sample of identical confined spaces, then one entry permit can be used for the identical confined spaces.REQUEST INFO ON OUR COURSES