Confined Spaces Awareness Training Course

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Introduction
Kentra Training provide a wide selection of Health and Safety courses, including this Confined Spaces Awareness training course. We specialise in providing on-site training for this classroom based course. This course registered by ourselves and designed for everyone with responsibility for controlling work in a Confined Space, as it also includes the associated Risk Assessment requirement.

Aims and Objectives
For managers, supervisors, operatives and all those with responsibility for controlling work in Confined Spaces and/or carrying out Risk Assessments prior to allowing entry into Confined Spaces. (Delegates should already be able to carry out general Risk Assessments)
Defining and managing confined spaces.
To understand the hazards involved and the use of PPE and testing equipment. I.e. Gas Detection – Hazardous Atmospheres.
Diseases and hygiene

This course is not suitable for those who have a need to work within the Confined Space, see the Low and Medium risk training courses.

Delegate Eligibility / Entry Requirements
This course is designed for candidates within a managerial / supervisory role or operatives of a senior level.

Legality
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) state that “A confined space is a place which is substantially enclosed (though not always entirely), and where serious injury can occur from hazardous substances or conditions within the space or nearby (e.g. lack of oxygen)”

Legislation – Under domestic law (the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974) employers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their employees and others. This responsibility is reinforced by regulations:
The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997, where the assessment identifies risks of serious injury from work in confined spaces.
These regulations contain the following key duties:
● avoid entry to confined spaces, e.g. by doing the work from the outside;
● if entry to a confined space is unavoidable, follow a safe system of work; and
● put in place adequate emergency arrangements before the work start
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Require employers and self-employed people to carry out a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks for all work activities for the purpose of deciding what measures are necessary for safety. For work in confined spaces this means identifying the hazards present, assessing the risks and determining what precautions to take.

Course Duration
The Confined Spaces Awareness training course ratio is
12 Candidates: 1 Instructor, Duration: 1 Day

Course Content
● Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant legislation and guidelines
● What is a confined space?
● Examples of a confined space?
● Risk Assessment and Safe System of Work
● Condition of the Confined Space
● Identifing the Confined Space Risk level
● PPE (personal protective equipment) and Equipment check
● IDLH (immediately dangerous to life or health)
● Entrant – responsibilities
● Attendant – responsibilities
● Entry Supervisor – responsibilities
● Responsible Person
● Rescue Team

● On completion of the work, duties of the person in charge.

Course Requirements
A room for the theory session

Certification & Validation
This Confined Spaces Awareness training course is certificated as a Kentra card. We are a registered training provider and our cards are suitable for the HSE and insurances. Our instructor will take the candidates picture on the day of training, which will appear on their ID cards.

Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following:
● Kentra Training course validation and plastic (credit card size) ID card

Confined Spaces Awareness training course

Additional Information
In addition to our on-site training Kentra are in the unique position to be able to offer on-line courses, full details are available on our on-line website www.kentraonline.com

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If you would like to discuss this Confined Spaces Awareness training course or any other details please Contact us.

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