A confined space is any area that is not intended for human occupancy and that also has the potential for containing a dangerous atmosphere.

The AS 2865: 1995 Safe working in a confined space. This Standard was prepared to meet the need for requirements and procedures for the prevention of occupational illness, injuries and fatalities associated with confined space painting.

A confined space:

  • is large enough for a worker can enter and perform work;
  • has limited entries and exits;
  • may contain a hazardous atmosphere, arising from chemicals, sludge or sewage;
  • is constructed so that anyone who enters could be asphyxiated or trapped by walls or floor that converge to a small cross-section, such as hopper;
  • contains a material, such as sawdust or grain,
  • a tank, vessel, vat, silo, bin vault, cellular double-bottom tanks; Duct keels; Ballast and oil tanks; Void spaces.


BPS follow strict safety standards in accordance with our Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Management Procedures. We use a range of Elevated Work platforms and access equipments.

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