Required Information For A Confined Space Entry Permit

Workplace safety is and should always be considered as a very important part of the daily actions of the employees and employers in each and every company, no matter the type of field you are in. A confined space is described as one which is “large enough for an employee to enter and perform work…has limited or restricted means for entry or exit; andis not designed for continuous occupancy.”


Certain confined spaces, need to be handled with extra precautions and a confined space entry permit is necessary for that. We’ll show you the items that the OHSA (Occupational Health and Safety Act) requires on your confines space entry permit.


  • The space that needs to be entered.
  • The purpose/reason it needs to be entered.
  • The date and authorized duration period of the permit.
  • The name or some other form of identification of the authorized entrants for the permit space.
  • The name of the attendants.
  • The name of the supervisors, accompanied by a space for the signature or initials of the supervisor who authorized the entry.
  • The confined space entry’s hazards.
  • The measures that were used to isolate the permit space and to control or eradicate any hazards prior to entry.
  • The conditions of acceptable entry conditions.
  • The results of initial and periodic tests that were performed, with the testers’ names or initials and the date the tests were done.
  • The emergency and rescue services that should be called and their means of contact for those services.
  • The procedures that authorized entrants and attendants use to maintain communication during the entry.
  • The types of equipment that will be used in and around the confined space.
  • Additional information that is necessary for the entry of the confined space.


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 CPO approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your company’s safety requirements. Contact us today.




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