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Manage Work in Confined Spaces


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 focuses on the planning, organising and managing work safely in confined spaces including legislative roles and responsibilities, health and safety considerations and equipment requirements.

This course is designed for managers that are responsible for organising and planning work activities within a confined space. The manager may or may not supervise the actual job.


2 days.

Max Number


Suitable For

Candidates will normally be an operational Manager involved in work in areas classified as confined spaces. For example in a:

* Water treatment plant
* Waste water treatment plant
* Water distribution network
* Sewerage network
* Underground network

This course is designed for managers that are responsible for organising and planning work activities within a confined space. The manager may or may not supervise the actual job.


  • To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Be able to apply the relevant legislative and industry requirements for managing work in confined spaces.
  • Be able to develop risk assessments relevant to confined spaces work activities.
  • Be able to identify suitable control measures for work activities to be undertaken in confined spaces.
  • Be able to develop safe working methods for confined spaces.
  • Be able to establish effective procedures for using permits to work.
  • Be able to develop effective emergency arrangements.
  • Be able to implement and maintain effective arrangements for document storage, review and audit.
  • Understand legislative and industry confined space requirements for managing work in confined spaces.
  • Understand how to develop risk assessments relevant to confined spaces work activities to be undertaken.
  • Understand control measures for work activities to be undertaken in confined spaces.
  • Understand safe methods of work for confined spaces work activities
  • Understand procedures for using permits to work. Understand how to develop effective emergency arrangements understand procedures for reporting systems and risk assessments.


Candidates must have completed the relevant confined space entry qualification for the situations they manage.

Teaching Methods

  • Candidates will be given theory and practical training and examinations. Candidates will also be required to complete a portfolio of work based evidence.

Accreditation Options

  • city-guilds


Candidates will receive a City and Guilds certificate.

Course Dates

Course Dates

28th Nov, 2019 - Jarrow

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I am writing to express our whole-hearted gratitude for the hospitality you Company provided on the recent High Risk Confined Space and Rescue course.  The professionalism and patience shown from the initial interest to final booking was very much appreciated.  The extra time put in by Expedient was certainly worthwhile and hopefully provided the foundations for a continual business association.  It was a privilege for our team to work with such a dedicated civilian company who tailored the course to suit our needs. Such service and rapport builds great working relationships, I will certainly be recommending Expedient for any similar training requirements through my Chain of Command.


The Confined Space course that myself and my colleagues attended at your training centre was very well received by all, we found it well delivered and the practical sessions were especially pertinent to our future operational duties. During the course the trainer took the time to review the method and risk assessments I had written for the job we were soon to start. On our first entry into a real life confined space all the training delivered by Expedient Training came into play all too soon as we had a real life emergency evacuation. We realised from that point on the value of good training.

Engineering Organisation

I would not hesitate to recommend Expedient to any of my colleagues. Thank you for a great service, keep it up!

Engineering Organisation

The feeling from the workforce has been expressed on a number of occasions commenting upon the high quality of the training not to mention the skill and expertise of the various trainers they have had the pleasure of working under. I have always found your staff friendly, professional and very flexible to to our requirements and would not hesitate in recommending your training centre to others. The facilities for Confined Spaces training are second to none and as a result have left lasting impressions upon our manual employees, bringing instantly to them for the need for strict safety procedures and techniques. Your training staff are very accommodating and able to tailor the training to meet specific service requirements. I look forward to our continued training partnership for many years to come.

Local Council

Expedient staff always try to go the extra mile to assist with any late or urgent training requests that we might have. I have always received great feedback and assistance from staff at Expedient while trying to arrange any courses. Thank you!

Engineering Organisation

Everything from my initial enquiry to the booking has been dealt with professionally and every member of the team I have spoken with has been very friendly and have gone over and above to meet my training needs.

Engineering Organisation

Claire and all her team, in particular Maria, made our annual training event a success. Delivering 15 different courses , over 2 weeks for 21 staff is a huge task. No request was too difficult and all our training aims and objectives for this year were met. The feedback from our staff has been all positive. This has been the fourth successful year of training with Expedient and we intend to carry on using their services in the future. Many thanks for making the very complicated training programme a success.

Engineering Organisation