Confined spaces on farms

There are many potential work spaces that could represent a confined space on a farm or within another agriculture-based organisation such as:

  • grain and feed bins
  • auger and conveyor tunnels
  • additive tanks
  • fuel fertiliser tanks
  • water storage tanks
  • well pits
  • scale pits
  • milk, cheese, grape or wine vats
  • sanitary collection systems
  • crawl spaces and cellar

While these spaces are not designed for people to work in regularly, occasional entry may be required for inspection, cleaning, maintenance or repairs.


  • There are things you should do  when working in a confined space. These things are summarised in the Get Grain Safe fact sheet.
  • There is also a code of practice on how to manage the risks associated with confined spaces in workplaces.

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