Working In Confined Spaces
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Every year a number of people are killed or seriously injured due to working in confined spaces, often because they are unaware of the dangers, poorly trained or the correct safety arrangements have not been put in place.
This Working in Confined Spaces training course has been designed as an awareness level course to help learners understand the legal requirements outlined by the Confined Space Regulations 1997. It explains the risks associated with confined space entry and working, as well as safe work practices, suitable control measures and the requirements for emergency arrangements.
- Written in compliance with the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997
- Developed by health and safety professionals
- Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
- Online training course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 2 hours
- Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day
Aims of the course
By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of:
- What confined spaces are and when confined spaces can be created by work activities.
- The main hazards and risks resulting from working in confined spaces.
- The legal responsibilities of employers and others in control of work in confined spaces, as well as a knowledge of the duties placed on other individuals.
- How to carry out a risk assessment for work undertaken in a confined space.
- How to implement, supervise and monitor control measures to control the risks associated with work in confined spaces.
- The necessary emergency procedures for working in confined spaces.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 2 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.
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|1||Introduction to Safe Planning and Working in Confined Spaces|| |
What is a confined space, examples of confined spaces, the 'specified risks' in confined spaces, and further hazards.
|2||Legal Requirements for Working in Confined Spaces|| |
Legislation regulating work in confined spaces, the Health and Safety at Work (HSW), etc. Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) 1999, the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997, training and suitability, permit-to-work systems, where don't the Confined Spaces Regulations apply, further risks in confined spaces, and employee responsibilities.
|3||Risk Assessment|| |
What is a risk assessment, key definitions, carrying out a risk assessment for confined spaces, step 1 - identify the hazards, step 2 - decide who might be harmed and how, step 3 - evaluate the risks, step 4 - record and implement the findings, and step 5 - review and update.
|4||Control Measures: Part One|| |
The hierarchy of control, avoiding entry to confined spaces, safe systems of work, safe place of work, safe work equipment, safe substances for use at work, safe management, supervision and monitoring, training for confined space working, communication, testing and monitoring of the atmosphere, and isolation from materials.
|5||Control Measures: Part Two|| |
Cleaning and removal of residues, confined space ventilation - general and local, electrical equipment and static electricity, selection of mechanical equipment, portable gas cylinders, pipes and hoses, personal protective equipment, fire prevention, and permit-to-work systems.
|6||Emergency Arrangements|| |
The importance of emergency arrangements, when are emergency arrangements needed?, raising the alarm and rescue, rescue and resuscitation equipment, safeguarding of rescuers, fire safety, control of plant, first aid arrangements, public emergency services, and information, instruction and training.
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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.
Who should take this course?
This Working in Confined Spaces course is suitable for anyone whose work requires them to enter a confined space, including employees, managers, supervisors and rescuers. The course is designed as an introduction to working safely in confined spaces and so no pre-requisite training is needed.
A confined space is any area which is substantially (though not always entirely) enclosed and one or more of the 'specified risks' outlined by the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 is present or reasonably foreseeable. If you, or your employees, are required to work under such conditions then regular training is recommended.
This online course provides a theoretical awareness level of training. Depending on your company's risk assessment, further instruction and training specific to your workplace may be required to ensure full competence in duties.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can this training course help me apply for SSIP accreditations like CHAS and SMAS?
Yes, our Working in Confined Spaces course can act as evidence of industry-related training for accreditation applications, such as CHAS. It covers the requirements of the Confined Space Regulations 1997, which will help you understand how to fulfil the legal duties they set out. Knowledge of these topics form part of the training requirements set out by accreditation assessment bodies, so you must be able to demonstrate evidence of compliance in order for your application to be successful. Our course will contribute to the evidence you must provide during your application, to show that you have received the relevant training.
Please note that it will be down to each individual accreditation body to decide if our courses are sufficient for the training requirements of your specific business. This evidence only forms one part of your overall application process. It is up to you to prove you are fulfilling your legal duties and to supply sufficient evidence for everything the accrediting body requires in order for your application to be successful.
Does this Confined Spaces training include a certificate?
Yes - upon completion of your training you'll be able to download a PDF copy of your certificate immediately whilst your formal certificate will be sent by post the next working day.
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