Working in confined spaces exposes your employees to potential hazards, some of which threaten injury and, in some instances, death. Specialist training and assessment is required to equip those working in such environments with the necessary skills and competencies to assess risks, control hazards and work in a safe manner. The two defining features of a confined space, according to regulation, are:
- The space is enclosed
- The presence of a specified risk
Upon identifying a confined space, a person(s) must undertake a risk assessment to determine the nature of specified hazards that could be encountered and the probability of encountering them. This will then lead to the classification of the confined space at low, medium or high-risk and trigger the use of equipment and procedures appropriate to the confined space environment.
This course aims to ensure learners are aware of the potential risks involved in working in confined spaces against the National Occupational Standard (NOS). It is suitable for anyone who is part of a dedicated rescue team that needs to be able to cope with emergencies in confined space. The course combines the range of first aid and rescue skills needed by emergency teams and provides both theory and practical content to ensure competence in rescue techniques from confined space and working at height. Learning outcomes include: