This course is aimed at people who are already working, or are starting work, in a job that requires entry in to confined spaces.

When a job involves working in confined spaces, Operatives may need to prove they have the skills and knowledge to work safely.

There are 3 different courses to choose from that will prove competence for the most suitable level of risk.

Low Risk – A low risk confined space environment will have adequate natural or mechanical ventilation. Access will appear simple and unobstructed and there should be no likely risk of flooding.

  • Preparing for work in confined spaces
  • Entering and exiting confined spaces safely
  • Using equipment and tools safely
  • Following defined procedures for working safely in confined spaces
  • Dealing with emergencies within confined spaces
  • Knowing and understanding how to work safely in confined spaces

Medium Risk – A specified hazard may be present.  Access could be a vertical entry from above or below, horizontally by walking or climbing into the work area using the associated equipment and personnel.

  • Preparing for work in confined spaces
  • Entering and exiting confined spaces safely
  • Preparing and using escape breathing apparatus within confined spaces
  • Using equipment and tools safely
  • Following defined procedures for working safely in confined spaces
  • Dealing with emergencies within confined spaces
  • Knowing and understanding how to work safely in confined spaces

High Risk – A specified hazard may be present. Access may involve complex procedures and there will be work specific controls and rescue arrangements. The use of self-contained open circuit breathing apparatus and all other confined space equipment will be required. Access could be a vertical entry from above or below, horizontally by walking or climbing into the work area using the associated equipment and personnel.

  • Preparing for work in confined spaces
  • Entering and exiting confined spaces safely
  • Preparing and using self-contained open circuit (SCOC) breathing apparatus within confined spaces
  • Using equipment and tools safely
  • Following defined procedures for working safely in confined spaces
  • Dealing with emergencies within confined spaces
  • Knowing and understanding how to work safely in confined spaces

Duration – The length of the course will depend on which course you need. As a guide, courses can range from 1 to 3 days.

Location – The training centre is based in Coppull (PR7 4ND).

Those who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from a recognised awarding organisation: SQA.