Confined Spaces

Working in a confined space is dangerous task, as the enclosed nature of the environment creates unique challenges and hazards. It is recommended you contact a professional confined space contractor to take care of the job on your behalf. Projects in a confined space require specific rules and regulations to be followed, while those conducting the work must be trained and qualified in the use of specific equipment and processes. At 1300Locate, we are the confined space specialists with over a decade’s worth of experience.

Our confined space entry team are qualified to undertake work in areas such as filtration tanks and manholes, ensuring that all work is conducted safely and efficiently. We assist with the extensive regulatory oversight and documentation that is required to work in confined spaces while also issuing any employee entry permits required to work in a confined space.

If you need underground service locators, contact 1300Locate today. To enquire about our services simply give us a call on 1300 562 283 or get in touch online.

The Work of Confined Space Specialists

What is a Confined Space?

As the name implies, a confined space is any area where space is limited and where people may find their mobility restricted. It is typically an enclosed or partially enclosed space that:

  • Is at atmospheric pressure while a person is working in that space
  • Is not intended or designed primarily as a place of work
  • Has an atmosphere which contains potentially harmful levels of contaminants
  • Has a lack of or excess oxygen
  • Could potentially trap a person
  • Has restricted entry and exit points

A confined space contractor identifies any of these potential risks and take the necessary steps to make the environment as safe as possible before undertaking relevant projects.

What Are the Risks of Working in a Confined Space?

Working in a confined space presents a wide range of risks, which could see people becoming trapped due to the low mobility of the area. Along with becoming stranded in a confined space, such a dangerous area also presents other hazards that include a lack or excess of oxygen; flammable or toxic gases; vapours, fumes, or dust; risk of engulfment. Confined space entry personell are tasked with identifying these dangers and taking any necessary steps to minimise these risks, with every confined space providing a unique list of hazards.

If your project includes confined spaces, consult with our confined space specialists to ensure the areas are as safe as possible. If you are seeking general information about the process, send an email to or get in touch online

What Factors Are Included in a Risk Assessment?

Our qualified confined space contractor team assesses the following factors surrounding any work that is going to be undertaken in a confined space:

  • The nature and inherent hazards of the confined space
  • The work required to be done, including the need to enter the confined space
  • The range of methods by which the work can be done
  • The hazards and risks associated with the work and equipment to be used
  • Emergency response procedures
  • The competence of the person to undertake the work
  • Implementing control measures
  • Organising education and training for persons who may be entering a confined space
  • Planning emergency and first aid procedure
  • Ensuring the keeping of good records of all actions taken

Why 1300Locate?

At 1300Locate we possess years of experience in the industry which we partner with cutting edge equipment. We endeavour to provide a professional and reliable service every time and our cable locators have a proven track record with a number of utilities, with our return customers, and throughout the industry. When you work with 1300Locate you receive:

  • Industry experience
  • Accreditations
  • Professional indemnity and public liability insurance
  • Referees
  • The most up to date equipment
  • Safe work practices and use of method statements
  • Guarantees on the work we do
  • Value for money

Work with a Licensed Confined Space Team Today

If your project requires work in a confined space, contact 1300Locate and partner with our experienced confined space entry contractors. Call us on 1300 562 283 to enquire about our underground utility locating services or send us an email at If you have any general queries, reach out through our online form, and if you are chasing a quote, email us at

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