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A high risk confined space is a space in which a specified risk cannot be eliminated or controlled to an acceptable level or where breathing apparatus is needed.

Performing any task in these spaces may involve complex entry procedures and it will require use of breathing apparatus.

This High Risk Confined Space training is designed to enable delegates to understand and effectively comply with the relevant legislation and regulations associated with confined space working in high risk areas.

They will be trained to understand how to safely select, use, visually inspect and maintain confined space equipment including full working compressed air breathing apparatus, enter and work safely in high risk confined spaces and act on an emergency ensuring that arrangements are in place.

The finer details

High Risk Confined Space (Skills Card)

Delivery method

Classroom and practical

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for those working in the high-risk confined spaces.

What will be covered?

Day 1

  • Course Introduction
  • Legislation & Code of Practice
  • Classifications of Confined Spaces
  • Confined Space Hazards
  • Gas and environment monitoring
  • Confined Space Equipment


Day 2

  • Recap of Day 1 learnings
  • Safe Systems of Work
    • Risk Assessments & Method Statements
    • Safe Entry Procedure
    • Safe Working Procedures
    • Permit to Work System
    • Safe Exit Procedures
    • Emergency arrangements
    • Company/industry specific confined space policies and procedures
  • Breathing Apparatus: pre-user checks, procedures, confidence wear, high-risk wear, and high-risk confined space entry.

Day 3

  • Recap of Day 1 & Day 2 learning
  • Breathing Apparatus – practical exercises
  • Assessment: theory & practical.

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