Entry into a confined space represents a significant risk of serious injury or death to individuals not prepared for the hazards they may encounter. University of Waterloo's Confined Space Program is designed to identify and control all hazards associated with entry into confined spaces.

See the Confined Space Program for more information.


General training:

All workers that enter a confined space on campus must complete the University’s Confined Space training or provide documentation of training.

Plan-specific training:

Workers must also attend specific training sessions for each confined space. Specific training requirements are identified in the relevant plan for each confined space. The supervisors of the entrants and attendants will usually deliver this training.

Additional resources and information

Confined space entry permit

Confined space coordination document

Confined space entry specific hazard plan