Candidates who need to enter spaces, which are substantially enclosed, with potentially hazardous working environments and where a risk assessment has identified the need for rescue arrangements need to take this course.
Delegates who take the course need to be physically fit and have undertaken a breathing medical examination prior to beginning. An entry exercise will be carried out.
This course is designed to ensure that delegates who need to enter such workplaces understand;
- The requirements of the law
- The need for risk assessments and safe systems of work and how to apply these practically
- The competent use of the appropriate equipment, to enable entry to be made safely
What is included
- What is a Confined Space and what are the hazards?
- Legal requirements
- Risk assessments and safe systems of work
- Equipment required to enter a confined spaces
- The purpose and use of gas detection equipment
- The purpose and use of escape breathing apparatus
- The use of ropes and safety harnesses
- The purpose and use of tripods and man riding winches
- Personal protective equipment and hygiene
- Examination, testing and maintenance of equipment
- Ventilation and the avoidance of unsafe atmospheres
- Communication and entry procedures
- The purpose of self-contained working breathing apparatus
- Use of self-contained working breathing apparatus
- Emergency and rescue procedures
- Practical exercise and assessments
- Course review and assessments