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Toolbox Talk - Permit-Required Confined Space Entry Permit Provisions

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, May 4, 2016


All Permit-Required Confined Space permits must include:

  1. The identification of the space to be entered, the purpose of the entry, the time of entry and the expected duration of the task.
  2. The names of the entrants, attendants, and the entry supervisor.
  3. Results of any atmospheric testing for oxygen content, lower explosive limit, and toxic air contaminants, including the name of the qualified person conducting the testing.
  4. The control measures in place to control the hazards that caused the space to be classified as a permit-required confined space.
  5. A description of the hazards that may be introduced by the work to be performed in the space, and the measures in place to control those hazards.
  6. A description of the communications equipment and methods to be used to maintain communications between the entrants and the attendant.
  7. A list of the equipment to be used to conduct a safe entry and work n the space, including personal protective equipment that must be worn.
  8. A list of the prohibited condition that would require an immediate evacuation of the space.
  9. A written rescue plan that identifies the rescue service and the means for contacting the rescue services. Coordination with local contracted agencies or in-house personnel must be established and verified prior to entry.
  10. The signature of the confined space entry supervisor, certifying hat the space is safe to enter, and authorizing entry.
  • Ensure that all closed permits are signed by the entry supervisor and are maintained for at least 1 year.
  • A pre-job briefing before entry should be conducted to ensure that the task is done safely and that all elements of the PRCS standard is in place.

Tags:  Toolbox Talk; JT&S; Safety; PRCS 

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