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This book is a tool to help identify and manage confined spaces on farms. Too many farmers, their family members and employees have lost their lives because they did not understand the hazards of a confined space and did not take the necessary control measures. This book shows the basic skills and practices for working safely in confined spaces on the farm, such as hoppers, grain silos, integrated feed systems, vats, tanks and pits.

A guide to the skills required for working safely in confined spaces. Includes: identity hazards, test and monitor atmosphere, signs and barricades, fire control rescue equipment, and legal requirements.

  • What is a confined space?
  • Confined spaces on farms
  • Health and safety rules
  • Creating a confined space management program
  • Identifying hazards
  • Conduct confined space risk assessment
  • Atmospheric testing and monitoring
  • Confined space entry permit
  • Signs and barricades
  • Isolation
  • Making the atmosphere safe
  • Fire control
  • Respiratory protective equipment
  • Standby person
  • Rescue equipment
  • The confined space entry
  • Keeping records
  • Glossary
  • Legislation

Title          Confined spaces AgSkills       
Pages          78         
ISBN          9781742568850         
Catalogue number          B958         
Year published          2016         
Publisher          NSW Department of Primary Industries         
Price          $30.00AUD (inc GST)

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