Confined Space Awareness

£18.00

Created for anyone required to work or supervise work in confined spaces.  This online training course educates learners about the hazards of confined space work and how to avoid them.  Certificate emailed on successful completion.

DURATION | 45 minutes

Confined Space Entry

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CONFINED SPACE AWARENESS

An appropriate Confined Space course is required for all workers in confined spaces.

A confined space is “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” (Confined Space Regulations 1997).

Under the regulation Employer’s must only allow work in confined spaces if there is no alternative.  And workers who enter confined spaces must follow a safe system of work, which will include an emergency plan.

A safe system of work for confined spaces also appropriate training and equipment.

This CPD-accredited confined space awareness course follows HSE best practice for entering and supervising work in confined spaces.

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COURSE OBJECTIVE 

  • Provide confined space entrance and supervisors will all the knowledge needed to work safely in confined spaces.
  • Provide workers with an understanding of their duties to the safety of themselves and others.
  • Provide employers with an effective training solution that helps certify employees are safe to work in confined spaces.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of the confined space training online learners will;

  • Know their responsibilities with respect to relevant confined space legislation
  • Understand the hazards typical to confined spaces and how to manage them
  • Identify the duties of each confined space team member
  • Be aware of the dangers of confined space rescues
  • Understand the best-practice precautions for working in or around confined spaces
  • Generally, understand correct confined space entry (CSE) procedures and their importance

Please note, this is an online course certifying staff have appropriate knowledge.  Depending on specific roles, additional practical training may be appropriate.  For example, how to use specific breathing apparatus.

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COURSE CONTENT

UNIT 1 | INTRODUCTION

Firstly, we outline, what confined spaces are, confined space legislation and provide examples of confined spaces.

UNIT 2 | DANGERS OF CONFINED SPACES

Secondly, we look in more detail at why confined spaces pose serious risks to employees if appropriate precautions are not taken.  We highlight the main hazards of oxygen deficiency, toxic gases and the importance of atmospheric testing.

UNIT 3 | SAFE SYSTEMS OF WORK

Thirdly, we cover the safe systems needed to fulfil legal obligations and reduce the risks.   Specifically, risk assessments, suggested control measures and safety equipment.

UNIT 4 | RESPONSIBILTIES

Fourthly, we detail the roles of the different team members (Supervisor, Observer and Entrant).

UNIT 5 | QUIZ

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WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

Everyone who undertakes or supervises confined space work will benefit from this confined space.

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CERTIFICATE

At the end of the online Confined Space training there is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz.  If learners demonstrate their understanding of course content by achieving a minimum score of 80%, we’ll email them their completion certificate.

Unlimited retakes.  A posted certificate is available for £9.

The Confined Space certificate is valid for 3 years.

CONFINED SPACE ENTRY

CONFINED SPACE CERTIFICATE

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INCLUDED

  • Verifiable, CPD-accredited certificate emailed on completion
  • Aligns with UK HSE best-practice
  • Self-paced, learn anywhere
  • Available on phones, tablets, and desktops
  • Carbon net-zero training solution
Carbon free training

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CONFINED SPACE FAQs

What are the applicable health and safety laws?

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999, RIDDOR and the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 all combine to place obligations on employers and employees with respect to work in confined spaces.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Risk assess the work
  • If possible, avoid confined space entry work, e.g. by doing the work from the outside
  • Follow a safe system of work
  • Before any work is started, have a rescue plan in the event of an emergency

In addition to helping employers meet moral responsibilities for the safety of employees, this Confined Space course presents a cost and time effective way for employers to meet their ‘safe system of work’ duties in respect of training.

What is a confined space?

The Confined Space Regulations 1997 define 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”.

A confined space refers to any enclosed space which poses a risk due to free-flowing liquids, excess of oxygen, high temperatures, flammable, explosive or oxygen deprived areas on site. Working in confined spaces requires a high level of awareness when it comes to the risks involved.

What are the hazards of confined spaces?

Hazards vary depending on where the confined space work is being carried out.  For example, drowning because of flooding or asphyxiation from contaminants such as dust or grain.

Many of the hazards cannot be seen, for example noxious fumes or reduced oxygen levels.  Therefore, an authorised gas tester is often required, to ensure the atmosphere is safe.

Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is a particularly deadly gas.  Heavier that air, it can pool in sewers, manure pits and oil tanks.

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CONTACT

If you have any questions please email [email protected] or call us on 0131 6618253

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References [External Links]
1 – Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999 – Link
2 – Confined Space Regulations 1997 – Link