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Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 3 sections
- 1 What is a Confined Space? Why are they dangerous?
- 2 Legal Duties and Responsibilities
- 3 Preparing for Entry
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.
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
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.
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Confined Space Training certificate
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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Confined Space Training - Working in Confined Spaces course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a 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 reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Confined Space Training - Working in Confined Spaces Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
147 real user reviews
Good relevant up to date information
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
Very clear and concise, easy to understa
Very clear and concise, easy to understand. Good use of test process and useful documents attached to the training for download
Very interesting and informative article
Should be better.
Audio for most of the last 15 videos was missing. Had to rely on visuals to try and understand the content.
Found it difficult
Good course for an online.
I would say you can't beat the in person course with practical work involved as it could save a life and keeps use all familiar with all the equipment involved.
was quite comprehensive
it couls be improved by making it specific for water industry with examples etc that were relevant
Comprehensive yet quick and easy to complete. I would like the summaries at the end of each video left on screen a little longer to enable me to make notes .
Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
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