Confined Space Training

Confined Space Training

The aim of this course is to prepare candidates to enter, working and exit low and medium risk confined spaces safely. It involves training on Access Equipment (Tripods, Rescue Retrievers), Confined Space Rescue harness, Atmospheric monitoring equipment and the use of Emergency Escape Sets, and the duties of the Safety Attendant.

Course Details

Duration – 1 day

This course is suitable for all personnel who have to enter Low and Medium Risk confined spaces.

The course includes underpinning knowledge of Confined Space Legislation, identification of confined spaces and their associated hazards, confined space risk assessments and Safe Systems of Work for Confined Space Operations and the legal requirement and importance of a Confined Space Rescue Plan.
This course is delivered within the framework of the National Occupational Standards for Confined Space Training.

Please Note: This Confined Space Entry Course includes the use of 15 minutes Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus (Escape Set), but does NOT qualify personnel in the use of full breathing apparatus.

Unit Details

Course Learning Outcomes & Competences:

  • Understand the legislation applying to Confined Spaces working
  • Principles of Confined Space Hazards
  • Awareness of Confined Space Risk Assessments
  • Principles of a Permit to Work System
  • Use equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions
  • Understand and demonstrate the duties of the Topman/Safety Attendant
  • Understanding of the principles of Confined Space Communications (methods, types and limitations)
  • Understanding of the Principles and Procedures for Atmospheric Monitoring
  • Understanding the principles of Ventilation (methods, types, limitations)
  • Prepare and use emergency escape breathing apparatus in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications
  • Follow procedures and work safely
  • Prepare to enter, work and exit a Low and Medium risk Confined Space safely
  • Principles of Confined Space Hygiene
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Confined Space Emergencies and how to deal with them

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