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Document ID (ISN)108771
CIS number 08-1438
ISBN(s) 978-0-7176-6233-3
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Title Safe work in confined spaces: Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 - Approved Code of Practice, regulations and guidance
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., 2009. vi, 42p. 22 ref. Price: GBP 11.95.
Abstract This publication contains an Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance on the duties in the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 (CIS 97-1084) which are applicable across all industry sectors with the exception of diving operations and below ground in a mine (there is specific legislation dealing with confined spaces in these cases.) It also gives guidance on the duties in other regulations where they apply to work in confined spaces. This second edition has been updated to reflect the latest legislation. Since this Approved Code of Practice and guidance was written, regulation 1(2) and regulation 2(c) have been amended by the Diving at Work Regulations 1997 (SI 1997/2776, see CIS 97-1785). Out-of-date regulations listed in Appendix 1 have been replaced with current legislation. References throughout have been updated to include the most recent publications available, and obsolete information removed. The Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and substance of the guidance remains unchanged but the guidance given in paragraph 91 has been clarified. Contents: preface; notice of approval; meaning of 'confined space'; application of the regulations; risk assessment; preventing the need for entry; safe working in confined spaces; Emergency procedures; plant and equipment; training; appendices; further information.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; legislation; work in confined spaces
Descriptors (secondary) toxic substances; mists; explosive atmospheres; hazard evaluation; information of personnel; respirators; oxygen deficiency; safe working methods; comment on law; emergency organization
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Other equipment and plant
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces