Confined Spaces with Full B/A Course Overview

Who should take this course?

This course in Confined Spaces with Full B/A is suitable for anyone whose work requires them to enter a confined space, including employees, managers, supervisors and rescuers. The course is designed as an introduction to working safely in confined spaces and so no pre-requisite training is needed.

A confined space is any area which is substantially enclosed and where there are risks to health and safety from hazardous substances or hazardous conditions. If you, or your employees, are required to work under such conditions then regular training is recommended.

Aims of the Full B/A Training Course

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Have knowledge of their legal responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act, Confined Spaces Regulations and other related legislation.
  • Understand how to carry out a risk assessment of work to be carried out in a confined space.
  • Be aware of the dangers of working in confined spaces and understand the importance of implementing appropriate control measures.
  • Understand the necessary emergency procedures for working in confined spaces.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates on the course will develop:

  • An understanding of the definitions of confined spaces.
  • An understanding of the dangers of confined spaces as defined in the regulations.
  • Knowledge of the risk assessment process.
  • The ability to be able to discuss the precautions that should be considered when designing a safe system of work.
  • Understanding of the testing procedures that should be instigated prior to and during the confined space operations.
  • An understanding of the use of gas testing equipment to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Knowledge of the emergency procedures that should be put into place to ensure a suitable and sufficient safe system of work is available.
  • An understanding of the various types of breathing apparatus that is available.
  • The knowledge to initiate and undertake emergency procedures as required for the space.
  • Knowledge of in house and Fire and Rescue Service procedures in relation to confined space emergency procedures.

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