About the Confined Space Training Course
Course Duration: One Day
To comply with The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Confined Spaces) Regulations 2001 and associated Code of practice – Any person involved in carrying out work in a confined space shall be provided with adequate information, instruction, and training appropriate to the nature of the work activity.
Confined space entrants, standby personnel, and permit issuers
On completion of this confined space training participants will be able to:
- Gain an insight into working in Confined Space requirements
- Receive an understanding of Safe Systems of Work for confined space
- Be able to perform a risk assessment and identify the hazards associated with working in confined spaces and the controls required
- Have reviewed confined space case studies highlighting dangers of confined spaces
- Legal overview – Confined Space Regulation and associated Code of Practice
- Types and nature of confined spaces
- Hazards of working in confined spaces
- Safe systems of work and permit to work systems
- Confines space equipment
- Testing for toxic and flammable gases – theory and practical
- Procedures for confined space rescue
- Practical confined space entry
Additional Course Requirements
- Be over the age of 16
- Be medically fit to enter confined spaces
- Personal Protective Equipment. (i.e. Helmet, Safety Boots, Hi-Visibility Vest.)
- Have a good level of English
- For on-site training a suitable area/vessel and the required equipment must be available for both practical and theory sessions to be carried out.
Confined Space Entry Training Frequently Asked Questions
What is a confined space entry training course?
A confined space entry training course is a course designed to provide anyone working in confined spaces with the necessary knowledge to carry out their work safely.
Why do a confined space entry training course?
It is a legal requirement for anyone working in a confined space to be provided with adequate training, instruction and information appropriate to the nature of their work. This is to ensure compliance with The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Confined Spaces) Regulations 2001 and associated code of practice.
What do you learn on a confined space entry training course?
By the end of the course, participants will be confident in both the safety requirements and legal regulations to do with working in confined spaces. Specifically, they will learn:
- To understand safe systems of work for confined spaces
- The different types of confined space
- To identify the hazards associated with working in confined areas and the ways to mitigate these hazards
- A legal overview of the regulations and code of practice for working in confined spaces
- Permit to work systems
- How to operate confined space equipment
- How to test for toxic and flammable gases, both in theory and with practical exercises
- Procedures for confined space rescues
- Practical confined space entry
Participants will learn through a combination of theoretical teaching, reviewing case studies that highlight the dangers of confined spaces, and through practical exercises. The course will then be assessed through a written test.
How long does a confined space entry training course take?
The confined space entry training course takes one full day, and can cater for up to 12 participants.
What are the entry requirements for a confined space entry training course?
Participants must be over 16. They must be able to use Personal Protective Equipment (including a helmet, safety boots and hi-visibility vest), and be medically fit to enter confined spaces. They will also need a good level of English, both spoken and written. For on-site training, a suitable area and equipment will need to be provided for both practical and theory sessions.