Working in Confined Spaces

This programme is for people whose job involves being in confined spaces for all or some of the time. It explains the dangers of this type of work to emphasise the importance of following all safety advice.

Key Features & Benefits of this Course

  • Complete this course online in just 35 minutes
  • Essential training for anyone working in enclosed or poorly ventilated spaces
  • Comply with The Confined Space Regulations 1997
  • End of course test and printable certificate
  • Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available

Working in Confined Spaces Course Contents

1. Confined Spaces

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.

2. Legal Duties and Responsibilities

In this section we look at who is responsible for employees' safety.

We look at emergency rescue plans, risk assessment, the Confined Spaces Regulations, permits and Safe Systems of Work.

3. 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.

We look at purging and ventilation, isolation, cleaning and lighting.

Finally it looks at the equipment that might be needed - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE).

 Test & Certificate

This Working in Confined Spaces course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

 Legislation

The Confined Space Regulations 1997 apply where the assessment identifies risks of serious injury from work in confined spaces. These regulations contain the following key duties:

  • Avoid entry to confined spaces, e.g. by doing the work from the outside;
  • If entry to a confined space is unavoidable, follow a safe system of work; and
  • Put in place adequate emergency arrangements before the work start

Every employer shall (a)ensure compliance with the provisions of these Regulations in respect of any work carried out by his employees; and (b) ensure compliance, so far as is reasonably practicable, with the provisions of these Regulations in respect of any work carried out by persons other than his employees insofar as the provisions relate to matters which are within his control

The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997, Section 3 (1)

Every self-employed person shall - a)comply with the provisions of these Regulations in respect of his own work; and (b) ensure compliance, so far as is reasonably practicable, with the provisions of these Regulations in respect of any work carried out by other persons insofar as the provisions relate to matters which are within his control

The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997, Section 3 (2)

The Regulations give effect as respects Great Britain to points 6.2 and 6.3 of Part A of Annex IV to Council Directive 92/57/EEC (OJ No. L245, 26.8.92, p.6) on the implementation of minimum safety and health requirements at temporary or mobile construction sites.

Other legal documents that further support the requirement for adequate working in confined spaces training are:

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
Respiratory Protective Equipment at Work HSG53
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 1992
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002
Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
Work at Height Regulations 2005

Confined Spaces training also falls under the Construction Design Management Regulations 2015. You can view the iHasco CDM guide here.

 Reviews More reviews

Excellent course well delivered.

5
By on March 23, 2017
Another area that sometimes goes undetected good to keep up to date.

Very Good

5
By on March 1, 2017
No summary provided.

presentation is first class

5
By on September 7, 2016
not always relevant to my personal workload and I find it hard to understand who retains the knowledge from these presentations. most people do these tests to satisfy their employers training requirements and are a quick, cheap way to say, that staff have been trained in a particular topic.