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  • Enclosed or partly enclosed structures on farms such as silos, vats, tanks, pits or poorly ventilated rooms can suffocate a person with fumes, dust or low oxygen levels.
  • Without an effective rescue plan and safety equipment, rescuers coming to the aid of someone who has collapsed inside a confined space can be overcome too.
  • The safest approach with any confined space is to avoid going in there.
  • Organisations such as WorkSafe Victoria can offer valuable advice on improving health and safety on your farm.

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Reviewed on: 14-11-2019