The Assigned Duties Of Authorized Entrant In Confined Entry Spaces

Confined entry spaces are no simple matter when it relates to your workers’ health and safety. There is no higher priority for you, as an employer, than to ensure that you supervise the overall safety of each and every one of your employees. Since confined entry spaces are likely to be particularly hazardous, there are some requirements for the entrants who are authorized to enter. Read them below:

 

  • They are required to have knowledge about space hazards, such as information about the means of exposure to such hazard, the consequences of exposure and the signs of symptoms.
  • They are required to correctly utilize the necessary personal protective equipment.
  • They are required to keep in communication with attendants, so that they can monitor the status of the entrant’s status, in order to alert the entrant to evacuate if necessary.
  • They are required to evacuate the permit space immediately, instances where:

– The authorized person ordered it

– The entrant recognizes that the warning signs or symptoms of exposure

– There is the activation of an automatic alarm

– The automatic alarm is activated

  • They are required to alert the attendant when there is a prohibited condition.

 

A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a MOL approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your companies safety requirements. Contact us today.