Working in Confined Spaces – Refresher

[  ONE DAY  ]

The aim of this Working in Confined Spaces Refresher course is to refresh the knowledge and skills of those persons who have previously attended the two day ‘Working in a Confined Space – New Entrant’ course within the last three years, and who now require re-certification.

Accidents in confined spaces are responsible for a number of fatalities every year in the workplace. Under legislation, duty holders are responsible for ensuring that all work carried out in a Confined Space meets the requirements of the Regulations. The employer is responsible for ensuring that a Safe System of Work is used if entry to a confined space cannot be avoided, and all persons involved in working in a confined space must be competent and trained to do so, and properly supervised. This includes carrying out suitable working in confined spaces refresher training, as required.


  • Definition of a confined space and Water UK NC1-NC4 classifications.
  • 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 duties.
  • Pre-use checks, correct donning and adjustment of harness.
  • Inspection and applications of tripods, winches, and fall arrest equipment.
  • Inspection and use of personal escape breathing apparatus.
  • Practical exercises.


Assessment is through individual and group exercises and an end-of-course multiple-choice test.

On successful completion of this course delegates will receive a Cosaint certificate, valid for 3 years.

  • Full Day

  • Cosaint Training

  • Each trainee will receive a certificate of attendance on completion. This course is CITB approved for grant aid to levy payers.

  • Tea, coffee, refreshments & lunch provided.

  • Contact us for upcoming course dates.


Confined Spaces Courses