This competency covers the control of entry to confined spaces, for maintenance, servicing of vessels or other necessary reasons. Work in/entry to confined spaces shall conform to relevant legislation and AS2865/2001, or its authorised update or replacement.
Prerequisite Unit(s) MSAPMPER200B Work in accordance with an issued permit
Application of the Unit This competency applies to persons who are required to enter confined space, for maintenance purposes, for cleaning or inspection. It is required by all persons who are required to enter a confined space, as defined by the standard AS2865/2001, or its authorised update or replacement. It is expected
that all standby persons will also be competent to enter confined space. The issuing of confined space permits is covered by MSAPMPER300B Issue work permits.
This unit includes:
• preparing to enter the confined space
• checking the preparations against the permit conditions
• entering the confined space.
ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
1. Assess confined space for entry
1.1 Confirm and verify the purpose of the required entry.
1.2 Identify and assess hazards within/around the confined space.
1.3 Ensure a risk assessment associated with entry of the confined space is conducted and documented.
1.4 Identify and document relevant controls.
1.5 Make confined space ready for entry in compliance with procedures, relevant legislation & AS2865.
1.6 Confirm and verify that the conditions of the permit reflect the risk assessment.
2. Use safety equipment and PPE
2.1 Select and erect required protective equipment, apparatus and signs as defined in the confined space entry permit requirements.
2.2 Select, fit and wear designated personal protective clothing and equipment, including lifelines and harnesses as defined in the confined space entry permit requirements.
2.3 Select, test and use appropriate instruments and monitors for pre entry testing and continuous monitoring of the confined space atmosphere.
3. Control confined space entry
3.1 Ensure designated work complies with confined space permit requirements.
3.2 Arrange re authorisation/reissue of permit where there is any change to work undertaken.
3.3 Complete confined space entry logs, ensuring that all entry and re entry of persons working within the confined space are accurately recorded.
3.4 Maintain communications with all relevant personnel to ensure safety.
3.5 Raise the alarm if a rescue needs to be attempted.
4. Conclude confined space operations
4.1 Recover, clean, service and store equipment according to procedures and manufacturer guidelines.
4.2 Complete appropriate documentation, including withdrawal of permits and records related to use and servicing of equipment.
4.3 Report any issues, including signs and symptoms of operational stress, equipment malfunctions.
Course Award: On successful completion of the unit participants will be entitled to a Statement of Attainment for the nationally recognised unit MSAPMPER 205B Enter Confined Space from the MSA07 Manufacturing Training Package and a wallet card. This unit also is delivered as part of our program Confined Space Entry
Assessment: Participation in class discussions, demonstration of practical skills and written assessment