Confined Space Awareness Training – Working in Confined Spaces


This Confined Space Awareness Training is ideal for those whose job involves working in poorly ventilated, confined spaces. Whether you work there all the time or only on some occasions, this Confined Space Training will equip you with the knowledge you need to spot hazards, properly follow safety instructions, and keep yourself and others safe whilst working in confined spaces. Around 15 people in the UK are killed in Confined Spaces incidents each year.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn how to work safely in confined spaces and poorly ventilated areas
  • Gain a better understanding of your legal responsibilities when working in confined spaces
  • Gain a better understanding of the safest ways to enter and exit confined spaces

Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. What is a Confined Space? Why are they dangerous?

What is the definition of a confined space? And why are they dangerous? This section answers these questions, covering dangers such as – flammable atmospheres, hazardous atmospheres, hazardous temperatures, drowning and asphyxiation. It also looks at dangers specific to using particular equipment or substances and dangers associated with particular types of work.

  1. Legal Duties and Responsibilities

In this section, we look at who is responsible for employees’ safety. This section of the course looks at Emergency rescue plans, Risk assessments, Confined spaces regulations, Permits, Safe systems of work

  1. Preparing for Entry

Before entering a confined space there are important checks that must be done. The atmosphere must be tested – the oxygen levels must be within safe limits and the same goes for flammability and toxicity levels too. This section looks at purging and ventilation, isolation, cleaning and lighting. And finally, it looks at the equipment that might be needed – PPE and RPE.

About this course

Anywhere which is entirely, or at least substantially, enclosed, and where a person might be at risk of injury from conditions within that space – from hazardous substances or lack of oxygen, for example – is considered a confined space.

Every year, around 15 workers in the UK lose their lives whilst working in confined spaces; they can be incredibly dangerous places to work and so it’s absolutely vital that there are emergency procedures in place and that you know how to follow them.

During this confined space training course you’ll learn what confined spaces are and what makes them dangerous, what legal responsibilities both you and your employer have, how to conduct a proper risk assessment and understand emergency procedures, and what you can do to make working in confined spaces safer for everyone.

This course is particularly important for workers in the construction industry, installation/ maintenance, manufacturing, facilities management, and anyone carrying out repair work or using dangerous substances in poorly ventilated areas.

You may also be interested in our Working at Heights Training.

This course is intended to be used as a way to help raise awareness about safety whilst working in confined spaces and does not replace the necessary practical training needed before being able to carry out work of this nature.

Why Train with RDC Safety Limited?

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