Kentra Training provide a wide selection of Health and Safety courses, including this Low Risk Confined Spaces Training Course. We specialise in providing on-site training and this course is delivered using a mixture of both classroom based tutorial and practical machine operating, testing and a final course assessment.
Aims and Objectives
To enable candidates to enter a confined space individually and as part of a team in a trained, competent manner for low risk environments only.
Defining and managing Confined Spaces, such areas include but are not limited to but include loft spaces, under-crofts and areas less than 3 metres in depth with good and natural ventilation and unobstructed access and any other area of Low Risk activities.
● To have a basic understanding of the dangers and their responsibilities as an operator
● To be able to enter a Low Risk confined space safely
● Defining a confined space
● Managing a confined space
● 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 – To ensure that the delegates feel comfortable wearing the correct type of RPE in the classroom environment, to make them aware of the importance of a face-seal.
● Manning Levels and Communication
Delegate Eligibility / Entry Requirements
This course is designed for candidates of all abilities. We can assist candidates with any learning difficulties or where English may not be their first language, please mention when booking a course.
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.
The Low Risk Confined Spaces Training Course ratios are
Novice: 1 Machine: 10 Candidates: 1 Instructor, Duration: 1 Day
Refresher and Test: 1 Machine: 10 Candidates: 1 Instructor, 1 Day
● 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
● PPE (personal protective equipment) and Equipment check
● Set up Equipment
● Physical Entry into a confined space
● 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.
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.
The Instructor is required to see the machine/equipment’s LOLER certificate (if applicable) before commencement of the course. (Tripod & Winch).
All equipment to be in good working order.
Certification & Validation
This Low Risk Confined Spaces Training Course can be registered with our awarding body or 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
● NPORS registration and plastic ID card N702 Low Risk Confined Spaces Training Course
If NPORS is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
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 training course or any other details please Contact us.