On average, 15 people are killed and more seriously injured every year in the UK across a wide range of working environments in confined spaces. This happens in a variety of industries and situations, from those involved in the operation of complex plant through to accessing simple storage vessels. In addition, a large number of people are also seriously injured. Unfortunately those losing their lives include not only people working in the confined space but also those who try to rescue them without prior training and using incorrect equipment.
Working in Confined Spaces training is an essential requirement for those entering confined spaces, and we have a purpose built facility that can be accessed via our training facility. You will be able to recognise the hazards faced when entering or working in confined spaces, be able to document a safe system of working and be able to operate the equipment required for safe working in a confined space.
Upon completion the delegates will have gained knowledge of:
- What is a confined space?
- Legal requirements for complying with the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997
- Risk identification and controls
- Causes of injuries and avoidance
- Use of PPE and emergency equipment
- Safe systems of Work
- Testing oxygen depleted atmospheres
- Emergency and rescue procedures
- Isolation and lock out
- Permit to work systems
The training enables the delegates to safely undertake work in confined spaces upon completion.
Practical and written tests will be completed following the training.