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Access & Rescue School: Confined Space Awareness

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Course Overview
‘Confined Space’ is a term used in safety regulations that refers to an area where cramped conditions make it dangerous. It is an area with a small entrance or opening that is large enough for someone to enter and work.
This 1 day ‘Open enrolment’ course is designed for all persons that are engaged in confined space activities. The course covers legislation, hazards and risks and the practical use of Escape Apparatus and safe access / egress of a confined space.
The delegate will gain knowledge of the special hazards that those working in confined spaces may encounter and the correct safety and working practices that should be adopted when working in such conditions. Learning through theory and practical exercises, the delegate will receive guidance to meet the requirements of the Confined Space Regulations 1997.
An optional 2 day course can also be undertaken for persons that require the use of a self-contained breathing apparatus.
For larger groups, this course can be presented at the client’s workplace.
Who is this course for?
Open enrolment – For those who are training to work in the Water Industry or seeking employment or work engaged in any capacity where awareness of safety in confined spaces is required.
Course requirements
Minimum age: 18
Medically fit and healthy
No previous confined space working experience
 Course content
– Knowledge of legislation current to working practices and confined space regulations
– Knowledge of problems relating to gases and gas detection
– Personal protective equipment and hygiene
– Permits to work and safe systems of work
– Practical exercises in working in confined space, search and rescue
– Set up and practical use of access equipment and escape sets
Assessment & certification
Continuous practical assessment and written multi-choice test.

Upon successful completion of the course, a DSFRS certificate of attendance will be issued.  The delegate will need to re-qualify within three years.

1 day
Price per delegate
£185.00 (exc VAT) per delegate excluding lunch, excluding accommodation.

If you would like lunch provided then we can do this for an additional £10 per person per day. 

All courses are booked subject to our standard terms and conditions for the provision of training, which include our policy on course cancellation.

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There are no dates currently set for this course. Please contact us for more information on 01392 872154