Confined Space Training
Confined space training is one of the most widely requested types of training within the construction industry. Confined spaces tend to exist in the construction and industrial environment, and can be extremely hazardous without the correct training. Confined space training is particularly important for utilities companies for example; where they will be entering sewer systems which present the risk of producing hazardous gases which are harmful to health.
Confined space training can be completed to a level of ‘basic training’ which will satisfy HSE. However, it may be necessary to undertake accredited City & Guilds 6150 training courses. Industrial Training Services are accredited training providers of medium risk entry, and are able to deliver highly realistic simulations from our dedicated training space in Essex. Confined space training is designed to enable operatives and supervisory staff to identify all of the risks associated with confined spaces, and covers escape procedures.
What is a confined space?
It can be any space of an enclosed nature where there is a risk of death or serious injury from hazardous substances or dangerous conditions (e.g. lack of oxygen). Some confined spaces are fairly easy to identify, e.g. enclosures with limited openings which could be:
- Storage tanks
- Storage bins
- Reaction vessels
- Enclosed drains
Others may be less obvious, but can be equally dangerous, for example:
- Open-topped chambers
- Combustion chambers in furnaces etc
- Unventilated or poorly ventilated rooms
It is not possible to provide a comprehensive list of confined spaces. However, confined space training will help operatives and supervisors identify confined spaces and act on this. Some places may become confined spaces when work is carried out, or during their construction, fabrication or subsequent modification.
Working in confined spaces
Confined space training courses are designed for personnel who are required to work in confined spaces near water or on other company premises in and around the UK.
Confined space training courses will enable employees to develop essential skill and knowledge required to enable them to pass a competency based assessment for safe working in confined spaces.
The confined space training / assessment heavily focuses on the planning, entering, working and exiting of confined spaces, including using breathing apparatus as part of the planned means of self-rescue (escape).
Confined space training certification allows successful candidates to show proof of post-training competency to an employer or client. The benefits include:
- Qualifications providing a direct benefit when tendering of pricing work as a contractor
- Being able to demonstrate an investment in personnel and the safety of their employees
- The ability of being able to provide an auditable trail when required
On the successful completion of any of our confined space training qualifications, the candidates can register the qualification with City & Guilds; and will be certificated for a period of three years.
City & Guilds 6150-02
City & Guilds confined space training courses are accredited training courses covering entry and escape procedures. These courses are often sought after in the construction industry, and in a variety of industrial applications.
The confined space training 01 confined space course (entry using escape sets) is typically a 1 day course. The City & Guilds 6150-01 course does NOT include the use of any breathing apparatus escape sets.
If required, a City & Guilds 6150-02 confined space training course does include the use of 10 minutes emergency escape breathing apparatus (escape set).
6150-02: Course Outcomes
By the end of a 2-day City & Guilds confined space training course; candidates will be able to:
- Prepare to enter and work safely in low risk confined spaces
- Enter and exit confined spaces safely
- Use equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturers recommendations
- Follow safe working procedures (safe system of work)
- Deal with emergency situations
- Use appropriate behavior for working in low risk confined spaces
- Use general knowledge for working in low risk confined spaces
- Apply specific knowledge when working in low risk confined spaces
6150-02: Assessment Requirements
City & Guilds confined space training courses are assessed using:
- Practical observations
- Theory assessments as a written test
Delegates that successfully complete the practical and written test will receive a confined space training certificate in working in low risk confined spaces, valid for three years.
Unit 1 Enterprise Way, Wickford, Essex, SS11 8DH
Industrial Training Services Ltd are based in Wickford, Essex. This is where we are accredited to deliver 6150-02 medium risk confined space training courses. City & Guilds confined space training must be completed at an approved City & Guilds centre. If it is being offered to you on-site, then it is unlikely to be a legitimate accredited confined space training course.
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