Working in confined spaces exposes an individual to a multitude of potential hazards, some of which threaten injury and, in some instances, death. It follows then that specialist training and assessment is required to equip those undertaking work in these environments with the necessary skills and competencies to assess risks, control hazards and perform respective work in a safe mode.
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 candidates are aware of the potential risks involved in working in confined spaces against the National Occupational Standard (NOS). Candidates will receive a realistic experience using our purpose built confined space training complex.
A medium risk confined space is defined as when it is not possible to have persons permanently attached to a safety line. Usually it will be a team entry which moves away from the entry point e.g. man entry sewers, utility service subway tunnels, aqueducts and complex wet wells. Working without an attached rescue line and includes working away from the point of entry. Any candidate who is successful in the Medium Risk course is automatically covered for Low Risk environments.