Confined Space Entry

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

A 1 day course covering the types, risks, legislation effecting, and awareness of equipment associated with working in confined spaces.

AIM:

To make staff aware of the many types and forms of confined spaces, the risks and dangers associated therewith; the actions and precautions to take before entering a space; and the types and use of equipment associated with confined spaces.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Having completed the course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Identify what is, and what is not, a confined space, and if the Confined Space Regulations should apply.
  • Discuss the various dangers likely to arise within the space.
  • Carry out a full and accurate Risk Assessment with regard to the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
  • Instigate a safe system of work if entry into the space cannot be avoided.
  • Identify if air testing/monitoring equipment is required.
  • Identify if escape/working breathing apparatus equipment is required
  • Operate and use harnesses, lifelines and other associated equipment correctly and safely.
  • Instigate and operate effective communications systems.
  • Assess and consider the need for emergency/rescue equipment and procedures.

SUBJECTS COVERED:

  • Description and Definition of a Confined Space.
  • The Risks and Dangers of Confined Spaces.
  • Legislation and Safe Systems of Work.
  • Air Quality Testing and Monitoring Equipment.
  • Escape/Working Breathing Apparatus Awareness.
  • Awareness of Rescue and Resuscitation Equipment.
  • Basic Rescue and First Aid.
  • Communications Systems.

ASSESSMENT:

A test will be set to ensure a satisfactory level of competence has been achieved.

A Certificate will be awarded to delegates who reach the required standard.