Confined Spaces Training

Man going down man hole

inc. Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

Course Duration:

One Day

Maximum Number of Delegates:


Target Group:

Managers, supervisors, engineers and operatives.


On completion of this course the individual will be able to enter and work safely within the confined spaces, using the necessary and appropriate equipment.


The following course is designed for companies and their staff that will be entering areas that will be classified as confined spaces and where there may be a risk to lives or serious injuries. The aim of this course will be to provide a safe working environment within a confined space, and to make staff, aware of procedures to ensure a safe entry and exit into a confined space, to have emergency procedures in place in the event of an emergency arising whilst operators are working in the confined space. This course will also include the necessary references to all the appropriate current regulations.

Course Content:

The Confined Space Regulations 1997 and its approved code of practice

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations

Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations

Noise at Work Regulations

Case studies of previous confined spaces incidents

Interpretation and recognition of confined spaces

Applications and duties under the Regulations

Risk assessment

Preventing the need for entry

Video “Fatal Decision” and others

Safe working in confined spaces

Use of permit to work procedures

Plant and equipment

Use of gas detection equipment

Use of self-contained breathing apparatus sets

Use of personal protection equipment, tripod, winch and safety lines

Harness Training: Pre-use inspections, correct fittings and different uses

Ventilation equipment

Maintenance, examination of equipment

Test Certificates and examination record

Daily checks on entry equipment

Monthly maintenance checks

Manning levels, methods of communication

Personal hygiene

Emergency and rescue procedures

First aid, fire safety, control of plant

Practical exercises:

Practical use of self-contained breathing apparatus sets

Vertical entry into a manhole, chamber, tunnel and traversing

Entering a manhole, chamber, tunnel and traversing using a self-contained breathing apparatus set

Leaving a tunnel wearing self contained breathing apparatus sets

Practical use of tripod and winch and other equipment

Emergency and rescue procedures

Course assessment theory and practical

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