Confined Space Training

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What is it?

An enclosed or partially enclosed area or workspace where there is a risk of serious injury from hazardous substances or conditions either within the space or nearby e.g. a lack of oxygen.

The serious bit

Although not a high figure in comparison with some other work activities, there continues to be a number of fatalities and serious injuries arising from work that is conducted in confined spaces – 60% of which are sadly those attempting to rescue others. It is expected that an increased focus on training will help to reduce or eliminate such incidents.

The legal bit

The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 sets out 3 important requirements;

  1. Avoid working in confined spaces where possible
  2. Where unavoidable ensure a safe system of work is enforced
  3. Ensure emergency arrangements are in place prior to work commencing.

When developing a safe system of work, you must consider the experience and training requirements of all the individuals including those employees entering the confined space, those who are part of the rescue team, and the designated first aiders.

The courses

Various courses targeted at specific job roles, and task specific levels of risk are available to help with your confined space requirements. These are categorised below.

At Training First Safety, both City and Guilds or non-accredited “in-house” courses are available so get in touch today to talk to one of our advisers about your specific requirements and training options available.

For more information, pricing and availability contact us…

    Confined Spaces Courses Offered:

    • Confined Space – Low Risk
    • Confined Space – Medium Risk
    • Confined Space – High Risk
    • Confined Space – Entry and Rescue

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