4.08 – Confined Space


Griffin Properties Ltd. will ensure all confined spaces at the worksite are identified, and that no entry is permitted without meeting all requirements of OHS Regulation -Part 9.


  1. Confined space means an area, other than an underground working, that
    • a) is enclosed or partially enclosed
    • b) is not designed or intended for continuous human occupancy
    • c) has limited or restricted means for entry or exit that may complicate the provision of first aid, evacuation, rescue or other emergency response service,
    • d) is large enough and so configured that a worker could enter to perform assigned work
  2. Access to confined spaces will be eliminated where practicable; where not practicable, the confined space will be clearly marked with the words “Do Not Enter”, or by using “Danger” tape.
  3. Without signed, written permission from the site supervisor or designate, all confined space entry is prohibited by any person(s) at the worksite including but not limited to:
    • a) employees, supervisors
    • b) contractors
    • c) visitors/public
  1. Prior to any worker entering a confined space, an initial hazard assessment and site-specific procedure will be completed in accordance with OHS Regulation 9.9. (Hazard Assessment)
  2. All findings and subsequent planning results will be documented and posted at all entrance points; expired site-specific procedures will be filed in the safety file box.
  3. Only authorized personnel who have been designated, listed on the site specific procedure and adequately trained are permitted to enter into any confined space.
  1. All employees will receive documented, onsite training of the following:
    • a) policy and procedure
  2. Employees required to enter a confined space will receive practical, hands-on training by a qualified instructor.