Unlocking Safety: Exploring Confined Space Training Options

Delve into the realm of confined space training with our comprehensive blog. Explore various options, from basic awareness safety courses to low and medium risk training for all skill levels, whether you are a novice candidate to experienced confined space navigators.

Discover the importance of proper training, regulatory compliance, and risk mitigation strategies.  Our guide will empower you to understand and navigate confined spaces safely and effectively. Join us as we shed light on the importance of confined space training and equip you with the knowledge to ensure workplace safety.

Confined Space Training Options


The different Confined Space Training Options available

There are three different levels for the Confined Spaces training available with us.

  • Confined Space Awareness – One day for up to 10 candidates. This is the basic course, for non operators.  It is designed for supervisors and managers to help understand and identify a confined space and the hazards associated.
  • Confined Space Low Risk – One day for up to 10 delegates.  Covering low risk environments.
  • Confined Spaces Medium Risk – Two day novice course, or one day refresher and test for up to 6 delegates. Covering Medium Risk environments.

Let us go into a bit more detail.

Confined Spaces Awareness

This is a one day awareness course aimed towards managers and supervisors required to know the dangers but not needing the full course training to traverse a confined space. To help attendees understand and identify a confined space and the hazards associated.

Confined Spaces Low Risk

A low risk confined space exists where there is easy entry or exit and natural ventilation.  Low risk shallow entry with adequate natural or mechanical ventilation, where access is simple and unobstructed and there is no likely risk of flooding. Eg: meter pits, valve chambers, booster-pumping stations, PRV chambers.     No breathing apparatus required for low risk.

Confined Spaces Medium Risk

A medium risk confined space exists where there are access issues; a realistic expectation of encountering a specific risk; possible introduction of specified risks during the work activity. Includes emergency escape and use of breathing apparatus, together with the use of a tripod and winch.

Confined Space Training Options

Training and Testing

All our courses can be registered with NPORS.   They consist of a theory session, which for novice courses include full training and presentation.  Refresher and test courses are just a recap of training any changes in legislation or updates on new regulations etc.  The Awareness course is a classroom based session, whereas the operator courses for both Low and Medium Risk have practical sessions.   Come to us for your training where we have a purpose built and NPORS approved Confined Space area for the training.

Confined Space Training Options

So why use Kentra Training?  As many of you know Kentra was established in 1997 by Norman Kennish. Straight away the company registered with NPORS as a training provider. Our registration is number 66 and as such we are now one of the longest serving TP’s with them, delivering nearly 100 different training courses, including our own unique NPORS Small Plant and Portable Tools course and also all the Confined Space Training Options, which is what this blog is about.

Arranging a course

Arranging training with us is simple, contact us through the webpage , email the office on office@kentratraining.co.uk   or give us a call on 01606 832 556 and we can talk you through the different options available.     It really couldn’t be easier to trained as competent operator, we are waiting to help you.