Entering A Hazardous Area

Even when work is not being conducted, caution is needed when entering a hazardous area.

Regardless of whether work is to be actioned the following actions should be taken before you enter a hazardous area:

  • Request permission to enter the hazardous area from the Operator
  • Verify that the area is safe to enter
    – discuss with operator’s concurrent work
    – visually inspect for overt dangers
    – conduct a gas test before entering area
    – carry a functioning personal gas monitor
    – know what to do if something goes wrong
  • Leave all potential ignition sources in the safe area (e.g. calculators, mobile phones, etc.)
  • If work is to be actioned, ensure that the correct permits are in place.