Confined Space Training - Awareness for Managers


This course is for persons who will not be required to enter the confined space but who are in a management position and responsible for committing others to supervise or work inside the confined space. This course is also aimed at a persons responsible for the development of risk assessments, safe systems of work and rescue plans rather than a “local” supervisor.

Delegates are required to appraise site conditions and generate a document pack which can be used by a live entry team at some future point, all document packs are assessed and certification is only issued to successful participants. Only on successful completion of the entire course and subject to the assessment criteria.


1 days

Learning Outcomes

■ An understanding of legislative, personal and medical requirements for confined space entry
■ Characteristics of confined spaces - what is a confined space definition and classification
■ Knowledge of types of personal protective equipment
■ Understanding gas monitoring and awareness of atmospheric hazards
■ Understanding of the types and characteristics of escape sets
■ Understand the major hazards and hazardous atmospheres in relation to confined spaces
■ Understand the importance of risk assessment and its practical application
■ Be able to discuss safe systems of work and permits to work
■ Be able to define individual’s roles and responsibilities, especially the overseer (topman) role
■ Discuss the importance of emergency planning


■ Legislation recognition & classification
■ Confined space risk assessment
■ Development of safe systems of work
■ Development of emergency arrangements & rescue planning
■ Lockout of hazardous energy
■ Issuing permit to work and associated controlling documents
■ Confined space roles and responsibilities
■ Gas detection (overview)
■ Escape breathing apparatus (overview)
■ Harness, tripod, davit, winch, block (overview)
■ Ventilation (overview)
■ Communication (overview)
■ Management of a practical entry (assessed)

Course Details

■ Reasonable level of fitness required
■ Must speak fluent English
■ Please wear steel toe capped work shoes and standard workwear
■ Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided 
■ Full course details sent out in advance
■ Please arrive 15 mins early

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Maximum number of delegates for City & Guilds courses is 8. Maximum number of delegates for our accredited courses is 10. However, we can run several courses simultaneously if required