Confined space entry
Confined space entry guidelines are essential safety protocols designed to protect workers from potential hazards when entering and working in confined spaces. A confined space is an area with limited entry and exit points and is not designed for continuous occupancy. Such spaces may pose risks due to limited ventilation, the presence of hazardous substances, or other dangerous conditions. A space in any vat, tank, pipe, duct, flue, oven, chimney, silo, reaction vessel, container, receptacle, underground sewer, shaft, well, trench, tunnel or other similar enclosed or partially enclosed structure. To ensure safety, the University will need to follow safe guidelines under OHS Regulations (2017) and AS 2865: Confined spaces.
- Health & Safety: Confined spaces requirements describes the use of Confined Space Entry Permits (carbonised triplicate permits).
Confined Space Entry Permits are available by contacting the Specialist Health & Safety team.
Falls from height can cause permanent and debilitating injuries. The risk of serious injury or death from a fall increases significantly when working at heights of more than two metres. Falls from height can occur from building roofs, skylights, fragile roofing materials, structures,mezzanine floor and ladders.
To ensure safe systems of work, including risk assessments and control of hot work activities and to raise awareness and compliance with legal obligations with respect to hot work.
- Hot Work Permits are carbonised triplicate permits, whose use is described in Health & Safety: Hot work requirements
- Hot Work Permits are available by emailing the Health & Safety Services Team.
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
PPE is required for all staff members, students and any stakeholders depending on the type of task undertaken to ensure safety and wellbeing, and in compliance with legal obligations.
Plant and electrical equipment
Regulated Plant is defined by the OHS Regulations 2007 (Vic), and includes many items of powered machinery and devices, and some vehicles. Regulated Plant must be managed in accordance with Health & Safety: Regulated plant requirements.
Refer to plant and electrical equipment for more information.
Non-regulated plant should be managed in accordance with general risk management requirements. Refer to Implement section.