Confined Space Top Man Course Overview

The course focuses on the development of the knowledge and skills of the top man role, with a focus on: reviewing and understanding risk assessments within confined spaces; the difference between the classification of confined spaces; informing staff of their responsibilities; establishing a safe zone; ensuring correct communication facilities are in place; and performing gas monitoring and reacting to emergency situations.

This course is suitable for absolutely anyone involved in a top man role within an organisation, regardless of industry type.

This course covers the following modules related to medium-risk confined spaces:

  • Receiving a task for confined space work
  • Organising a safety zone around the space
  • Confirming risk assessment and safe working systems
  • Controlling the entry and exits of confined spaces
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Confined space classification
  • Assemble, inform and deploy staff to tasks
  • Establishing onsite and offsite communication
  • Opening and confirming the confined space risk level
  • Performing gas monitoring checks
  • Recovering workers from the space safely and closing it safely
  • Hygiene procedures
  • Emergency situations


Candidates for this course must have completed the Medium Risk Confined Space course.

Candidates will learn how to classify a confined space, inform staff of responsibilities and much more on this non-entry course. Ideal for managers and supervisors from any industry.

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