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Working in High Risk Confined Spaces - training course

Working in High Risk Confined Spaces - Open Course

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From £495 + VAT

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What is the High Risk Confined Spaces Open Course?

This 3-day confined space entry open course is at a training venue face-to-face with a trainer. This course has practical elements so it is not suitable for a virtual or online delivery.

This City & Guilds accredited High Risk Confined Spaces training will give you the practical knowledge and skills to carry out safe entry into a confined space where there is a specified risk that can not be controlled or eliminated. High risk confined spaces have a higher degree of complex circumstances, including entry and exits, potential hazards and come with the greater likelihood of life-threatening situations occurring. Some confined spaces that are usually considered as high risk include underground tunnels and shafts with difficult access, limited ventilation and the presence of toxic or flammable gases in the atmosphere.

High Risk Confined Space Open Course - Key Information

High Risk Confined Space Training Course Details

On receiving payment for your High Risk Confined Spaces training, an email with your ‘course joining instructions’ is sent to you.

This document includes the following details:

  • Your chosen course dates (this is a 3-day course)
  • Course start time at your chosen venue
  • Address of your chosen venue, including a map screenshot
  • Details of what to do if you need any special requirements to complete the course

You need to bring photographic ID, such as a driving licence or passport with you.

Lunch is not included, so please provide your own

High Risk Confined Space Training Course Content

High Risk Confined Spaces Course Aims

This course aims to teach delegates:

  • How to prepare work safely in high risk confined spaces
  • To enter and exit high risk confined spaces safely
  • Use equipment and tools safely including escape respiratory protective equipment (RPE)
  • Take steps to maintain or repair faulty RPE
  • Deal appropriately with emergencies
  • Industry standards for working in high risk confined spaces
  • Apply industry specific knowledge including, permits, ventilation systems and local site procedures

High Risk Confined Spaces Course Content

Prepare to enter and work safely in a high risk confined space

Confirm current, site-specific risk assessment before starting work, carry out live point of work risk assessment, maintain safety zones, ensure appropriate communication is in place, check that there are suitable emergency and rescue arrangements, carry out checks on equipment before use, select appropriate PPE and resolve any problems with rescue and safety equipment.

Enter and exit high risk confined spaces safely

Set up, test and record results of monitoring equipment before entry, carry out a safety inspection of equipment, set up and check access equipment, obtain authorisation for entry and relevant health and safety information, put on required breathing apparatus and PPE to complete the task, take suitable action to control risks, resolve problems connected to entry or exit, rescue and recovery and identify unsafe activity and implement suitable controls.

Use equipment and tools safely

Check equipment and tools are safe and suitable for use, check PPE is suitable and compatible with other types of PPE, use the specified method for using tools in the confined space, recover tools from site when work has finished and carry out after-use checks.

Follow procedures and work safely

Select a suitable communication method for the job and check it is working before work starts, control access of the confined space, use PPE specified for the job, control risks and hazards, act immediately to remedy unsafe activity, equipment or environmental conditions, ensure the work area is safe and secure when work is finished and complete documentation and reports and passing to the designated person.

Emergency situations

Carry out pre-use checks on safety, escape and emergency equipment, initiate emergency exit procedures immediately as a dangerous situation arises, communicate effectively, use appropriate escape equipment for the environment, carry out post use checks. Record and report any emergency incident and its circumstances.

Use appropriate knowledge for working in medium risk confined spaces

Identify the main principles of health and safety, environment legislation and regulations, describe the process of risk assessment, describe the hazards that can produce a confined space, identify workplace exposure limits and properties, identify different types of emergency situation, explain common causes of emergency situations, know the job roles involved in dealing with emergencies, explain factors that can impact equipment in confined spaces, types of injury that might occur and explain the importance of decontamination procedures and describe confined space incidents and their effect on personnel.

Understand protocols for working in high risk confined spaces

Confined space classifications, information needed for live point of risk assessments, procedures and methods for working in high risk environments, reducing risk to an acceptable level, resolving problems, equipment checks, explain reporting systems for emergency situations and describe different communication methods

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Assessment and Certification

You will complete one practical observation, assessed by your centre trainer and one short answer written test to achieve your City & Guilds qualification.

You should receive your certificate within 8 weeks of completing your course.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, although you will need a good understanding of spoken and written English. A certain level of physical fitness will be required. If you have any worries or concerns please call or chat with us online.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions we frequently get asked about Confined Space training courses.

How long will my confined space certificate take to arrive?

Certificates can take up to 8 weeks to arrive (although usually much sooner). If you need to get a copy of your certificate, we can send you an email to say that you have passed as soon as you have completed the course. This should satisfy employers and managers that you are competent to work in confined spaces until you receive your certificate.

What do I need to bring to my confined space course?

You only need to bring your PPE, the confined spaces equipment etc will be provided on the course.

What is your most popular confined spaces training course?

Our most popular confined spaces training course is the 1 Day Safe Entry and Escape BA training. This course is run at most of our training centres, to search for a course in your location use the search bar which will bring the closest location with dates and prices up for you.

How often do I need to renew Confined Space Training?

It is important that you keep up-to-date with changes to legislation and best practice by renewing your qualification. How often you should retake the course depends on the awarding body, but typically it is every 3 years.

Is practical training included in Confined Space Training?

Yes, practical training is a significant component of confined space training courses. These courses are often highly practical and are conducted in facilities that replicate real confined spaces, such as tunnels, pits, sewers, or tanks. Delegates will learn to enter, exit, work and practice of escape and rescue plans.

Which Confined Space Training do I need?

The type of confined space training required depends on the risk level and nature of the confined spaces you will be working in: NC1 (Low Risk): For environments with adequate ventilation, simple and unobstructed access, and no likely risk of flooding. NC2 (Medium Risk): Involves vertical, direct unobstructed access with continuous attachment to a mechanical rescue device. NC3 (Medium Risk): Suitable when it’s not possible to be permanently attached to a safety line, often involving team entry moving away from the entry point, like in sewers or tunnels. NC4 (High Risk): For non-standard entries involving complex operations with additional risks, requiring specific control and rescue arrangements, including the use of full breathing apparatus in hostile environments.

Why are their different levels of Confined Space Training?

Different levels of confined space training are designed to address the varied and specific hazards associated with different types of confined spaces. Confined spaces can include a wide range of environments, such as ducts, vessels, tunnels, and tanks, each presenting unique risks, like fire, explosion, asphyxiation, drowning, and entrapment. The training levels ensure that workers are prepared for the specific hazards they may face in their particular work environment.