Confined Spaces (Entry & Escape)

The Confined Spaces course is designed to increase candidates knowledge and understanding of confined spaces, how to identify risks and dangers associated with confined spaces and how to operate breathing equipment correctly.

The aim of the course is to:

Provide training and practical assessment for those persons who need to implement and work to safe working procedures and permits for confined space entry

  • The objectives of the course are to enable delegates to:
  • Identify any hazards and associated risks involved when entering confined spaces
  • Understand the current legislation and codes of practice for confined space entry
  • Implement control measures such as ventilation, gas detection and monitoring to eliminate and reduce potential risks
  • Select, inspect, use and store personal protective equipment and site safety equipment
  • Understand and work to entry permits and safe working procedures
  • Familiarise and Donne escape breathing apparatus in a simulated emergency rescue
  • Implement the appropriate accident and emergency procedures

Who do we recommend attends the course?

All personnel who are directly involved in the planning, supervision and execution of work in confined spaces such as manholes, shafts, chambers, sewers, tanks etc

Course summary:

Candidates will participate in theory and practical exercises / demonstrations covering:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Confined Spaces Regulations 1997
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Other current relevant regulations
  • Confined space hazards and associated risks
  • Safe working procedures and entry permits
  • Gas detection
  • Use of escape breathing apparatus
  • Access equipment, winches and lifelines
  • Hygiene procedures
  • Accident and emergency procedures
  • Practical exercises

Course Duration – 1 or 2 days depending on requirements

Certification – City & Guilds Certificate, SQA Certificate, STS Group Certificate

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