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Confined Space Medium Risk

Overview

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.

Duration

2 days.

Max Number

10

Suitable For

Anyone entering a medium risk confined space with gas detectors and escape breathing apparatus (BA).

Aims

  • To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Prepare to work safely in medium risk confined spaces
  • Enter and exit confined spaces safely
  • Prepare and use RPE in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications (emergency escape breathing device)
  • Use equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions (e.g. gas monitors, tripod, winch and harness)
  • Follow procedures and work safely
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Use appropriate behaviours for working in medium risk confined spaces in the water industry
  • Use appropriate water industry knowledge for working in medium risk confined spaces
  • Apply relevant water industry standards for working in medium risk confined spaces

Pre-Requisites

Candidates must be:

* Physically fit.
* Clean shaven (unless prior arrangement has been made with Expedient to wear BA hoods).

Teaching Methods

  • Teaching methods include:

  • Theoretical training and assessment.
  • Practical training and assessment.

Accreditation Options

  • city-guilds

Outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will receive a City and Guilds Certificate.

Course Dates

Course Dates

19th Aug, 2019 - Jarrow

2nd Sep, 2019 - Jarrow

5th Sep, 2019 - Jarrow

30th Sep, 2019 - Jarrow

14th Oct, 2019 - Jarrow

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