In some cases, permit-required confined spaces can be reclassified as non-permit spaces. Download the guidance document below and follow the instructions to temporarily reclassify a permit required confined space.
If you suspect a space meets the definition of a permit-required confined space, but you do not have a permit to enter, do not enter the space. Complete the Confined Space Evaluation form (below) and submit it to EH&S for evaluation.
Confined spaces may contain hazards that can injure workers or quickly lead to death. Untrained and ill-equipped rescuers can easily become victims themselves. UW departments, supported by EH&S, must follow the requirements of the Confined Space Entry Program to ensure personnel working in or near confined spaces are protected from harm.