Confined Space Awareness Training

This course is for those who inspect and assess Confined Spaces.

If you are looking for a course for people who work in confined spaces, that is the Confined Space Training Course which we also offer.  Visit the page here

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Confined Space Awareness Course Aim:

Our Confined Space Awareness course aims to give learners an understanding of the risks involved in working in confined spaces & how to reduce those risks.
Our 1 or 2 Day Courses provide the participant with the knowledge and skills to meet the requirements of confined space rescue including the wearing of Escape Breathing Apparatus, Full Breathing Apparatus and Airline Breathing Apparatus

Confined Space Awareness Course Objectives:

On completion of this course the learners will be able to;

  • Describe the responsibility of the confined space entrant, observer & supervisor
  • Understand the confined space rescue procedure
  • State the reasons for a confined space entry permit & the steps to follow for obtaining one
  • Understand the operation of a gas detector

Confined Space Awareness Course Programme:

DAY 1 - Low and Medium Risk Confined Spaces 

  • Confined spaces – Definition & Identifying hazards
  • Awareness of Hazardous Atmospheres, Access Equipment and Escape Sets. 
  • Safe work practices & procedures
  • Emergency planning – Rescue procedures
  • Gas detection equipment & Hygiene Control
  • Guide to Legislation & Regulations Acts 

DAY 2 - High Risk Confined Spaces 

  • Use of Full Working & Airline Breathing Apparatus
  • Respirator Rates & Working Duration of SCBA
  • Working Breathing Apparatus and Practial Applicant.
  • Additional Airline Breathing Apparatus- if requested. 

Training Methods:

  • A power-point presentation supplemented with videos
  • Interactive problem solving & case studies throughout
  • Personal issue of equipment & insructions
  • Exercise takes place in CFS Simulator.

Who Should Attend

  • Those whose work involves entry into confined spaces
  • Management responsible for devising safe systems of work

Additional Information:

  • Maximum of 10 learners
  • 1 Day & 2 Day Courses offered. 
  • Certificate of Competency will be given to all learners who successfully complete this course which is valid for 3 years. 

Contact us on 046 9012407 to speak to one of our team about group bookings, on-site or bespoke training requirements. 

Price on application. We can also offer group discounts.

Book Your Place now:

Call 046 9012407

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FAQ - Confined Space Awareness 

What are the legal requirements in regard to confined space entry?

(Quoted from the HSA site) The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Confined Spaces) Regulations 2001 cover all work in relation to confined spaces.

Regulation 5 states that:

  • A person shall not carry out work in Confined Spaces if it is reasonably practical that it could be avoided
  • If the work must be carried out Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment must be carried out prior to the work commencing
  • A person shall not enter a confined space unless there is a system of work in place that has been planned, organised, performed and maintained so as to render that work safe and without risk to health
  • Anyone entering a confined space must be provided with appropriate information, training and instruction appropriate to the particular characteristics of the proposed work activities