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Confined Spaces Training

"Confined space" means any place, including any chamber, tank, vat, silo, pit, trench, pipe, sewer, flue, well, or other similar space in which, by virtue of its enclosed nature, there arises a reasonably foreseeable, specified risk.

Many hazards can exist in a confined space, some of which are:

  • Flammable substances and oxygen enrichment
  • Toxic gas, fume or vapour
  • Oxygen deficiency
  • The ingress or presence of liquids
  • Solid material which can flow
  • Presence of excessive heat


What are your duties?

Employers and self-employed persons have a duty to comply with the Confined Space Regulations 1997.

In order to ensure the safety of persons under your control you should:

  • Carry out a risk assessment
  • Try to prevent the need for entry
  • Use a permit to work system
  • Post-warning signs
  • Establish a safe method of work
  • Train employees
  • Provide the correct type and quantity of PPE
  • Establish emergency procedures
  • Follow all recommended procedures

Course Content

  • What is a confined space and what are the hazards?
  • Legal requirements
  • Risk assessments and safe systems of work
  • Equipment required to enter a confined space
  • The purpose and use of gas detection equipment
  • The purpose and use of escape breathing apparatus
  • The use of ropes and safety harnesses
  • The purpose and use of tripods and man riding winches
  • Personal protective equipment and hygiene
  • Examination, testing and maintenance of equipment
  • Ventilation and the avoidance of unsafe atmospheres
  • Manpower including training requirements
  • Communication and entry procedures
  • Course review and assessments
Man in manhole

Are you looking for a confined spaces course? Call

01543 378 499 or
07779 663 862 or
07976 801 582

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