Confined Space Risk Assessment

OSHA requires employers to assess workspaces and have rescue procedures in place when employees are conducting entry operations into confined spaces. Identifying potential hazards and developing clear protocols are crucial to ensuring that workers can enter, work, and exit confined spaces safely. 

Circle Safety will come out to your job site, walk the area, and document our findings. Our highly trained, certified, and thoroughly vetted inspectors possess in-depth knowledge of confined spaces and stay current with evolving OSHA standards. After performing the assessment, we will present you with our findings along with a suggested course of action to ensure worker safety and OSHA compliance.

What’s Included

  • Identify confined spaces in your workplace or job site
  • Assess the potential hazards of the space
  • Determine if they are permit-required confined spaces
  • Determine if you can use alternate procedures or reclassifications
  • Determine what personnel will enter the confined space
  • Determine what equipment you’ll need for entry
  • Determine the rescue procedures for entry


  • Protects worker health and lives
  • Ensures OSHA compliance
  • Protects the reputation of your company
  • Identifies potential safety hazards
  • Peace of mind knowing you’re working with a confined space expert

What Is a Confined Space Risk Assessment?

A confined space risk assessment is a systematic process of identifying and evaluating the risks associated with work in confined spaces. It’s crucial to perform a confined space risk assessment to ensure proper safety procedures, necessary permits, and proper evacuation plans are in place.

A confined space is defined as an area that is large enough for an employee to bodily enter and perform assigned work but has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. Whether employees enter or not, most workplaces have confined spaces.

How We Conduct a Confined Space Risk Assessment

  • Work with the client to identify the confined spaces at the worksite by reviewing site plans, walking the work site, and interviewing workers, particularly maintenance employees.
  • Collect information regarding the hazards present in the space using drawings, employee experience, and incident records.
  • Determine the classification of the space under normal conditions.
  • Identify any situations that could change the normal classification.
  • Review the available equipment for entries and recommend any that are needed.
  • Develop entry procedures for the workplace.

Confined Space Potential Hazards

  • Oxygen deficiency
  • Flammable gasses
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Engulfment
  • Falls from heights
  • And more

“Very impressed with their capabilities. Glad to find a local firm that can handle site-safety / industrial hygiene issues at a high level.”

– Major K.

Confined Space Risk Assessment FAQs

The OSHA Confined Spaces standard for General Industry is 29 CFR 1910.145. The OSHA Confined Space Standard for Construction is 28 CFR 1910.1200.

The overall length of time depends on whether we are looking at a single space or evaluating a business or job site location.

Several factors can influence the cost of a confined space risk assessment, including:

  • Number of spaces reviewed
  • Complexity of the entry
  • Level of risk to employees

Need a Confined Space Risk Assessment?

Let us help your business conduct a confined space risk assessment to ensure the safety of your workers and OSHA compliance. We’ll provide you with a comprehensive assessment tailored to your needs and the job site. Click below to learn more.

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