confined space training

Why do I need confined space training?

Do you anticipate that you will be working in confined spaces? If so, you can count on us to offer workers the help you need to navigate this work environment – Confined Space Training. Employers are legally required by regulators to provide training for working in confined spaces given that fatalities and injuries have resulted from working in these conditions before. Our training courses are designed to give workers the tools that allow you to plan, prepare, and train to work safely in low-risk, medium-risk and high-risk confined spaces.

What is a confined space?

According to the Confined Spaces Regulation 1997, a confined space can be defined as a ‘substantially enclosed spaces where there arises a reasonably foreseeable specified risk’. Confined spaces can include Sewers, Tanks, Vats, Silos, Tunnels, and Wells.

Struggling to determine whether a space is a confined space?

First, you should consider the work that will be taking place in that area. Then, you should consider whether the work poses any risk of serious personal injury from hazardous substances or conditions within the space or nearby. Our Confined Space Training will educate your worker on all of this information.

What are the potential risks of working within confined spaces?

According to industry regulations, potential risks of working in confined spaces can include:

• Injuries resulting from fire or explosions

• Becoming trapped or drowning, requiring rescue

• Increased body temperature, gas, fume, vapour or lack of oxygen causing loss of consciousness or asphyxiation

What are the aims of confined space training?

Our Working in Confined Space training courses have been designed to easily introduce learners to working in confined spaces so that learners can understand how to maintain safe work practices and suitable control measures. This allows workers to maintain their own safety and the safety of others. On successful completion of a course, learners will be awarded a quality assured certificate, which provides evidence for compliance and audit.

The Confined Space Training course provide guidance on confined spaces legislation, how to conduct a valid risk assessment for confined spaces, control measures, and emergency produces. This training aims to give learners a greater appreciation for safe working methods in confined spaces, how to identify hazards and their impact, the importance and relevance of confined spaces training to their profession, employee responsibilities, and how to remain safe when trapped to ensure efficient and quick rescue.

Are courses accredited by industry bodies?

Our complete range of confined space training space courses are fully accredited and certified by several external bodies including; EU Skills, CITB, and City & Guilds. We work closely with these bodies when designing our courses to ensure that you can obtain up to date and relevant qualifications for working in confined spaces, which includes the standards for confined space entry and rescue. Our courses are regularly updated in line with the latest legislation and guidance so you can be confident of receiving the help you need.

For more information about confined space training, please feel free to contact our friendly team of experts today who will be more than happy to help you with your query.