Confined and enclosed space operations have a greater likelihood of
causing fatalities, severe injuries, and illnesses than any other type of shipyard work.
Hazards include fires and explosions, falls, and hazardous atmospheres.
Because of these hazards, it is important that the shipyard have a
Shipyard Competent Person (SCP) evaluate
required spaces to ensure safe entry and to maintain
safe conditions during work. This industry is unique in that adjacent
spaces can be impacted by work taking place next to them; therefore, they
may require further evaluation. [29 CFR 1915 Subpart B]
Operations involving these spaces include the following:
Test Yourself: This
interactive enhancement helps users to identify the kinds of spaces on a ship, and the standards or best
practices that apply to the repair work being performed in them.
Initial Entry Testing