Purpose of the course:
This course delivers 7 hours Accredited *CPD classroom and practical instruction and is aimed at operatives who may need to carry out a low risk confined space entry with adequate natural or mechanical ventilation.
Access into the space appears simple and unobstructed and there is no likely risk of flooding and the area remains safe under normal working conditions (ie. meter pits, valve chambers). Gas monitoring may be required to ensure the atmospheric conditions prior to and during the work and/or entry remain acceptable. Assistance to enter and exit the space by the use of a tripod, winch and wearing of a harness may also be required.
On completion of the course delegates should be able to identify typical confined spaces, understand the risks that may be present or introduced and ensure that appropriate control measures are in place prior to entering a low risk confined space.
What will be covered on the course:
- Overview of the Confined Spaces and Associated Regulations
- “What is a confined space?”
- Hazards associated with confined spaces
- Defining confined spaces
- Problem atmospheres (gases and gas monitoring)
- Safe Systems of Work
- Work team roles and duties
- First Aid and medical considerations
- Typical confined space equipment and user checks
- Practical vertical entry exercise with gas monitor, harness, tripod and winch
- Course duration: One day (9:00am – 5:00pm)
- Maximum instructor/delegate ratio: 1:8
- Delivery: Classroom based theory and practical training
- Assessment: Multiple choice test paper and practical skills assessment
- Certification: CPD Accredited Certificate of Training (valid for 3 years)
- Delegates must have a good command of written and spoken English
- Delegates will require suitable PPE (footwear, gloves and clothing)
- Delegates must be medically and physically fit to work in confined spaces and carry out manual handling (a self-certification questionnaire is to be completed on the course)