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  • AS 2865-1995

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    Safe working in a confined space

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  10-08-2020

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1995

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Provides guidance in eliminating or minimizing the need to enter confined spaces and in avoiding exposure to hazards which may be experienced where entry to a confined space is necessary. Includes Sections dealing with risk identification and assessment, monitoring prior to entry, education and training as well as rescue and first-aid. Appendices provide additional guidance for cleaning and precautions needed when undertaking hot work. A sample entry permit and risk assessment are provided, as is a typical check list.

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    This Standard sets out the particular requirements and procedures for designers, manufacturers, suppliers, modifiers, employers, persons in control and employees to ensure the health and safety of any persons required to enter or work in a confined space. For the purpose of this Standard, a person whose upper body or head is within a confined space is considered to have entered the confined space.NOTE: This is not intended to prevent a person from inserting their hand or arm while holding a test instrument or probe into a confined space as part of the evaluation prior to entry.Requirements and procedures for ensuring general occupational health and safety, for example, welding safety and prevention of slips and falls, are dealt with in other Standards and regulations rather than being specifically addressed in this Standard. It should be noted that a confined space may exacerbate other hazards, for example, noise or heat stress.This Standard is framed to help designers, manufacturers, suppliers, modifiers and users where confined spaces are involved to achieve a high safety standard. It is not exhaustive in its coverage, but it is intended to cover those areas which are of particular concern in the workplace. It will be necessary for persons who require further information to research various other legislation, standards, codes and guidance notes.This Standard is not intended to cover situations which are not at atmospheric pressure, such as work in decompression chambers. At pressures significantly higher or lower than the normal atmospheric pressure, expert guidance should be sought.Specific workplaces, for example, dangerous goods storage areas, may be subject to other standards, regulations or codes of practice.

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    Committee SF-037
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Under Revision see DR 00087 First published as AS 2865-1986.
    Second edition 1995. First published as AS 2865-1986. Second edition 1995.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

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    AS 2380.7-1987 Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres - Explosion-protection techniques - Intrinsic safety i
    AS 2275.1-1979 Combustible gas detection instruments for use in explosive atmospheres - General requirements for explosion protection of electrical apparatus and systems
    AS 2225-1994 Insulating gloves for electrical purposes
    AS 1210-1989 Unfired Pressure Vessels (known as the SAA Unfired Pressure Vessels Code)
    AS 3000-1986 Electrical installations - Buildings, structures and premises (known as the SAA Wiring Rules) (incorporating Amdt 1)
    AS 1270-1988 Acoustics - Hearing protectors
    AS/NZS 1716:1994 Respiratory protective devices
    AS/NZS 1715:1994 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective devices
    AS 1680.1-1990 Interior lighting - General principles and recommendations
    AS 2626-1983 Industrial safety belts and harnesses - Selection, use and maintenance
    AS 1674.1-1997 Safety in welding and allied processes Fire precautions (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 1319-1994 Safety signs for the occupational environment (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 1797-1986 Boilers - Fire-tube, shell, and miscellaneous
    AS 1657-1992 Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders - Design, construction and installation
    AS 3191-1981 Approval and test specification for electric flexible cords (incorporating Corrigenda)
    AS 3100-1990 Approval and test specification - General requirements for electrical equipment
    AS 1801-1981 Industrial safety helmets (incorporating Amdt 1)
    AS 1892.2-1992 Portable ladders Timber
    AS 1800-1981 The selection, care and use of industrial safety helmets
    AS 3190-1994 Approval and test specification - Residual current devices (current-operated earth-leakage devices)
    AS 2381.1-1991 Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres - Selection, installation and maintenance - General requirements
    AS/NZS 3108:1994 Approval and test specification - Particular requirements for isolating transformers and safety isolating transformers
    AS 2430.1-1987 Classification of hazardous areas - Explosive gas atmospheres
    AS 1228-1997 Pressure equipment - Boilers
    AS 1892.1-1986 Portable ladders - Metal
    AS/NZS 1337:1992 Eye protectors for industrial applications
    AS/NZS 1200:1994 Pressure equipment
    AS 2430.2-1986 Classification of hazardous areas - Combustible dusts
    AS 1336-1982 Recommended practices for eye protection in the industrial environment
    AS 1020-1984 The control of undesirable static electricity

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    AS 3685-1998 Recommended procedures and principles of glow discharge mass spectrometry (GD-MS) (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 3892-2001 Pressure equipment - Installation (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 3500.1.2:1998 National plumbing and drainage Water supply - Acceptable solutions
    AS 3780-1994 The storage and handling of corrosive substances
    AS/NZS 4836:2001 Safe working on low-voltage electrical installations
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    AS/NZS 5667.1:1998 Water quality - Sampling Guidance on the design of sampling programs, sampling techniques and the preservation and handling of samples (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 1554.5:1995 Structural steel welding Welding of steel structures subject to high levels of fatigue loading
    AS/NZS 3833:1998 The storage and handling of mixed classes of dangerous goods in packages and intermediate bulk containers
    AS 1894-1997 The storage and handling of non-flammable cryogenic and refrigerated liquids (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS 2809.5-2001 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods Tankers for bitumen-based products
    AS 2809.2-1999 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods - Tankers for flammable liquids
    AS 1715-1991 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective devices
    AS 4326-1995 The storage and handling of oxidizing agents
    AS/NZS 4233.1:1999 High pressure water (hydro) jetting systems - Guidelines for safe operation and maintenance
    AS/NZS 1715:1994 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective devices
    AS 4024.1-1996 Safeguarding of machinery General principles
    AS/NZS 3788:1996 Pressure equipment - In-service inspection
    AS/NZS 1891.1:1995 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices Safety belts and harnesses
    AS 2809.4-2001 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods - Tankers for toxic and corrosive cargoes
    AS/NZS 1553.3:1996 Covered electrodes for welding - Corrosion-resisting chromium and chromium-nickel steel electrodes
    AS/NZS 1596:1997 Storage and handling of LP Gas
    AS/NZS 4681:2000 The storage and handling of Class 9 (miscellaneous) dangerous goods and articles
    AS 3873-2001 Pressure equipment - Operation and maintenance
    AS 1755-2000 Conveyors - Safety requirements
    SAA/SNZ HB32:1995 Control of microbial growth in air-handling and water systems in buildings (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 3828-1998 Guidelines for the erection of building steelwork
    AS/NZS 4233(INT):1994 High pressure water jetting systems - Safe operation and maintenance
    AS 1210-1997 Pressure vessels
    AS 3846-1998 The handling and transport of dangerous cargoes in port areas
    AS 3961-1991 Liquefied natural gas - Storage and handling
    AS 2885.3-2001 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Operation and maintenance
    AS/NZS 2927:2001 The storage and handling of liquefied chlorine gas
    AS 1554.1-1991 Structural steel welding (known as the SAA Structural Steel Welding Code) - Welding of steel structures
    AS/NZS 1554.1:2000 Structural steel welding Welding of steel structures
    AS 4081-1993 The storage, handling and transport of liquid and liquefied polyfunctional isocyanates
    AS 1674.1-1997 Safety in welding and allied processes Fire precautions (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 2843.2:2000 Timber preservation plant safety code - Plant operation
    AS 2601-2001 The demolition of structures
    AS/NZS 2312:1994 Guide to the protection of iron and steel against exterior atmospheric corrosion
    AS 1665-1992 Welding of aluminium structures
    AS/NZS 4452:1997 The storage and handling of toxic substances
    AS/NZS 4081:2001 The storage and handling of liquid and liquefied polyfunctional isocyanates (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS/NZS 3788:2001 Pressure equipment - In-service inspection
    AS/NZS 3666.1:1995 Air-handling and water systems of buildings - Microbial control - Design, installation and commissioning
    AS/NZS 1554.4:1995 Structural steel welding - Welding of high strength quenched and tempered steels
    AS/NZS 2311:2000 Guide to the painting of buildings
    AS 4332-1995 The storage and handling of gases in cylinders
    AS 1553.3-1992 Covered electrodes for welding - Corrosion-resisting chromium and chromium-nickel steel electrodes
    AS 3892-1995 Pressure equipment - Installation
    AS 2187.1-1998 Explosives - Storage, transport and use Storage
    AS/NZS 3500.3.2:1998 National plumbing and drainage Stormwater drainage - Acceptable solutions
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