We deliver a variety of Confined Spaces training, the N702 Confined Spaces Medium Risk course is our most popular. Training can be delivered both on-site and at our training centre in Middlewich, Cheshire with use of our awarding body approved purpose built confined space area.
This course is delivered using a mixture of both classroom based tutorial and practical testing and a final course assessment. A Confined Spaces area, including the crawl space and access are requirements for the course, at our centre all of this is provided includings the equipment and breathing apparatus.
Aims and Objectives
To have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in confined spaces and to be able to enter and traverse a confined space individually and as part of a team in a trained, competent manner.
Typical environments for a Medium Risk Confined Space include but are not restricted to unobstructed; chambers, manholes, wet wells, vertical shafts and tanks/vessels or any area that require horizontal entry.
We also deliver a Confined Space Awareness course for anyone with responsibility for controlling work in a Confined Space and Confined Spaces Low risk training.
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. This course may not be suitable for candidate with health issues or suffer from Claustrophobia.
There are 2 levels of experience
- Novice: Where full training is required. 6 Candidates: 1 Machine: 1 Instructor: Duration 1-2 days
- Refresher and Test: Where candidates require refresher training and may need some remedial tuition. 6 Candidates: 1 Machine: 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 – Top Man Vertical entry
- 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.
- Have a basic understanding of the dangers and their responsibilities as an operator
- Be able to enter a Medium 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.
- Emergency escape breathing apparatus
- Manning Levels and Communication
Certification & Validation
This course can be registered with our awarding body NPORS or accredited by us Kentra Training. We are a registered training provider and our cards are suitable for the HSE and insurances.
So 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 Confined Spaces Medium Risk
If NPORS is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
Our instructor will take the candidates picture on the day of training, which will appear on their ID cards.
The technical bit…
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) state, that “A confined space is a place which is substantially enclosed (though not always entirely). 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), states 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, requires employers and self-employed people to carry out a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks. This is 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.
This course can be delivered on-site where we come to you and use your equipment, alternatively you can come to us and we will provide everything you need for the course.
On-site Course Requirements
You will need:
- A room for the theory session.
- 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 –
- Gas Detector
- Harness and Fall Arrest
- Tripod and winch
- Emergency escape set
- Breathing Apparatus
- 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.
- Candidates will need to know their own date of birth and National Insurance number.
Training Centre Course Requirements
For courses conducted at our training centre, in Middlewich we provide all the equipment, tools and supplies required to conduct the course.
- Delegates will need to be suitably dressed to use the equipment, and may wish to bring their own PPE to use.
- If you would prefer you may bring along your own equipment to use during the course, so that we can run through the operating and maintenance of your own equipment.
- Candidates will need to know their own dates of birth and National Insurance number.
Courses at our training centre can be run as open training programmes, meaning that if you only have one or two candidates, you can join a course with other delegates on a mutually convenient day.
How can we help
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The Kentra Training Team