Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Manager and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Health and Safety - Confined Spaces Procedure

Status Current
Effective Date 16th October 2018
Review Date 16th October 2021
Approval Authority Vice-President, People and Culture
Approval Date 12th July 2018
Expiry Date Not Applicable
Responsible Officer Tim Reinders
Senior Manager, OHS, Occupational Health and Safety & Wellbeing
+61 3 99195727
Accountable Officer Shaun Eltham
Vice-President, People and Culture
+61 3 99194342
Enquiries Contact Allison Smith
OHS & Wellbeing Partner
+61 3 99194126
People and Culture

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

  1. Requirement for externally accredited and current Confined Space Entry and Risk Assessment training for persons signing entry permits.

  2. Requirement for all entrants to provide evidence of accredited and current Confined Space Entry training prior to entry.

  3. Trained  VU Facilities representatives are responsible for assessment and competition of confined space risk assessments and entry permits

  4. Requirement for rescue plan and ready access to first aid during confined space entries

  5. Update of Confined Space Risk Assessment and Confined Space Permit forms with minor changes and both forms now  in portrait

Clauses Amended:Procedure: All