Confined Spaces


Gain the knowledge needed to work safely in confined spaces.

Duration | 45 minutes

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Confined Space Course | Confined spaces have the potential to be very dangerous places to work.  

Hazardous gases in confined spaces can be especially dangerous.  For example; Hydrogen sulphide has factored in dozens unnecessary workplace fatalities.  

Other hazards can include, oxygen enrichment, oxygen deficiency, excessive temperature, flowing liquid, flowing solids and explosive atmospheres are all potential risk too.

So those who work in confined spaces have an awareness of these hazards.  And know how to avoid them in order to remain safe.  



 Risk Assessments  |  Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls  |  Warehouse Safety


  • | Understand Confined Spaces legislation
  • | Know the hazards typical to confined spaces
  • | Duties of each confined space team member
  • | Dangers of entry rescues
  • | Preparations required for making a rescue


UNIT 1 | Introduction

Firstly we highlight the main learning objectives from the confined spaces course.

UNIT 2 | Confined Spaces 

Secondly, we define and explain what confined spaces are.

UNIT 3 | Confined Space Hazards

Thirdly, we highlight general hazards and some specific incidents.  So learners understand how things can go wrong.

UNIT 4 | Avoiding Confined Space Hazards

Finally, we detail best-practice ways to reduce risks.  Including rescue procedures.




Everyone who undertakes or supervises confined space work


Achieve 80% in the final quiz and learners are emailed the completion certificate.  The quiz can be retaken if required.  Each confined space certificate contains a unique verification code.  So, anyone in possession of a code can verify the learners name and completion date.


Carbon Offset

  • | Accelerated Learning – 30 minutes
  • | Complies with UK legislation
  • | PDF Certificate
  • | Flexible assignment & reporting option
  • Zero Carbon Product


The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 puts duties on employers to ensure the safety of employees. Additionally the The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 link to external website puts further specific requirements on employers, namely;

  • avoid entry to confined spaces where possible, e.g. by doing the work from the outside;
  • E.g. if entry to a confined space is unavoidable, follow a safe system of work;  Note: The safe system of work will include ‘appropriate’ training.
  • put in place adequate emergency arrangements before the work start;

In addition to helping employers meet moral responsibilities for the safety of employers, this course provides an option to help employers meet their ‘safe system of work’ duties in respect of training. | Tel: 0131 661 8253

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Further Information

This course covers the knowledge required to work safely in confined spaces.  So, depending on your role additional training, to provide the skills needed to work safely in confined spaces, may be required.  For example how to use specific breathing apparatus.

What is a confined space?

The Confined Space Regulations 1997  defines confined spaces as “any place, including any chamber, tank, vat, silo, pit, trench, pipe, sewer, flue, well or other similar space in which, by virtue of its enclosed nature, there arises a reasonably foreseeable specified risk;”