Kentra can provide a Confined Spaces Medium Risk training course, which can be registered by ourselves or with an awarding body if required.
Novice course: 6 Candidates: 1 Instructor: 1-2 Days
Refresher and Test course: 6 Candidates: 1 Instructor: 1 Day
To have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in confined spaces and their responsibilities as an operative.
To be able to enter and traverse a confined space individually and as part of a team in a trained, competent manner.
Defining and managing confined spaces.
Typical environments include unobstructed; chambers, manholes, wet wells, vertical shafts and tanks/vessels or any area that require horizontal entry.
To understand the hazards involved and the use of PPE and testing equipment. I.e. Gas
Detection – Hazardous Atmospheres.
Diseases and hygiene
Working at Height – Harnesses, Tripod and Winch
Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus – Explaining the different types, explain and demostrate how to inspect and use the ‘EEBA’ focusing on ‘donning and doffing’ procedures, RPE requirements under COSHH, including face-fit testing advise. Ensuring the candidates feel confortable wearing the correct types of RPE in the classroom environment, to make them aware of the importance of a face-seal.
Manning Levels and Communication
Safety awareness covering current Health & Safety legislation, equipment etc
What is a confined space?
Examples of a confined space?
Risk Assessment and Safe System of Work
PPE (personal protective equipment) and Equipment check
Set up Equipment
Physical Entry into a confined space – Top Man Vertical entry
IDLH (immediately dangerous to life or health)
Entrant – responsibilities
Attendant – responsibilities
Entry Supervisor – responsibilities
On completion of the work, duties of the person in charge.
A room for the theory session and a confined space safe area for the practical session.
We will need to carry out a confined space operation using your safety equipment, the types of equipment we can use are
Harness and Fall Arrest
Tripod and winch
Emergency escape set
Atmosphere Testing Equipment etc.
Delegates will be expected to provide their own PPE.
Certification can be restricted to Top Man only duties if a confined space is unavailable.
The Instructor is required to see the machine/equipment’s LOLER certificate (if applicable)
before commencement of the course. (Tripod & Winch).
Certificate & Validation
The Confined Spaces Medium Risk training course can be registered with different awarding bodies if required, or simply a Kentra card ~ as a registered training provider we can supply a plastic ID card as proof of training, suitable for the HSE and insurances.
If an awarding body validation is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following certifications:
Kentra validation and plastic ID card
NPORS N702 Confined Spaces Medium Risk Training Course
Candidates with the old confined spaces category on their NPORS card will not be offered a renewal at the expiry date. A refresher course will be required to get the category back onto their NPORS card.