Confined Spaces with B/A Course Overview

This Confined Spaces course is predominantly intended for practical users who have need to enter spaces which are substantially enclosed and where there is a potentially hazardous working environment. It would also benefit Managers, Supervisors and Engineers etc. (who may have a requirement to control work in these locations). All delegates should be physically fit as an entry exercise will be carried out.


Minimum of 6 delegates maximum of 12 delegates.


Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance. We recommend that this course is renewed every 3 years.

Course duration

6 hours

Confined Spaces with B/A Overview

  • Introduction – An overview of the course and discussion of attendees’ current level of knowledge.
  • UK Health and Safety Legislation – An outline of the key Health and Safety Regulations, in particular those contained within the Confined Spaces Regulations that companies in the UK need to comply with.
  • Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work – An awareness of Confined Space Risk Assessments and the principles of Safe Systems of Work for Confined Space Operations.


  • Equipment required to enter a Confined Space.
  •  The purpose and use of gas detection equipment.
  • The purpose and use of escape breathing apparatus.
  • The use of ropes and safety harnesses.
  • The purpose and use of tripods and man riding winches.
  • The use of suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Examination, testing and maintenance of equipment.
  • Ventilation and the avoidance of unsafe atmospheres.
  • Manpower including training requirements.
  • Communication and entry procedures.
  • Practical exercise.
  • Questions and Answers –Time for attendees to clarify and query any of the points raised in the course plus course questionnaire to test attendees’ knowledge.

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