Working in Confined Spaces – New Entrant
[ 2 DAYS ]
Working in confined spaces exposes an individual to a range of potential hazards, some of which may threaten injury and, in some instances, may possibly lead to death. Specialist training and assessment is required to equip those undertaking this type of work with the necessary skills and competencies to assess risk, control hazards, and work safely.
This course is about working in confined space environments where there is a medium risk that a specified hazard may be present. It will require the use of escape breathing apparatus. It will involve the presence of one or more people – positioned outside the confined space – who have designated responsibilities for controlling the entry and dealing with emergencies.
- Definition of a confined space, Water UK NC1-NC4 classifications, and low, medium, and high definitions.
- Specified risks.
- Duties under the Regulations, preventing the need for entry.
- Risk assessment and hazard identification.
- Atmospheric hazards and gases.
- Principles and use of gas detectors.
- Safe systems of work & permits to work.
- Roles, responsibilities and top-man/bottom-man duties.
- Pre-use checks, correct donning & adjustment of harness.
- Inspection and applications of tripods, winches, and fall arrest equipment.
- Inspection and use of personal escape breathing apparatus.
- Practical exercises and assessments.
- Direct observation of an entry into a Medium Risk confined space
- Written test