Confined Space Overview

This Medium Risk course is essential for those working in a confined space where access risks are present and escape breathing apparatus must be taken in.

Our Confined Space courses are competency based, and will require delegates to show a good understanding of safe working practices and emergency arrangements, including the use of a variety of equipment.

Objectives

Students will be trained on how to select, use, visually inspect and maintain confined space equipment.  This will include emergency escape breathing apparatus and how enter and work safely in medium risk confined spaces.

Agenda

  • Introduction to Confined Space Regulations 1997
  • Hazardous Environments
  • Entering and exiting confined spaces safely
  • Risk Assessment & Method Statement Process
  • How to prepare and use escape breathing apparatus in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Fall Arrest Systems
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Appropriate behaviour for working in medium risk confined spaces
  • Apply industry specific knowledge for working in medium risk confined spaces

Duration

2 days.

Assessment

Delegates will complete a practical assessment and final written test paper.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who works in a confined space such as a Sewer, Tank, Chamber or vessel.  This course would also be beneficial to managers or supervisors of operatives who are working in a medium risk confined space.

Prerequisites

  • Minimum Age to attend this course is 18
  • Since entering and working in confined space may be strenuous and demanding, delegates should be physically fit and in good health.  Delegates should generally not have problems with eyesight, hearing heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, epilepsy, fear of heights/confined spaces, vertigo, difficult with balance, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.

Scaffold Inspection Overview

This course will give learners the awareness of legislative requirements, the knowledge of components of a scaffold, the purpose they serve in ensuring its stability and the requirements of a scaffold inspection. Ultimately it is the employer’s responsibility to determine the competency of an individual to carry out a scaffold inspection dependent on their training and experience in relation to the type and complexity of the scaffold.

Agenda

Overview of current relevant legislation, standards, industry best practice including:
• Scaffold components and structures
• Requirements of NASC guidance SG4:15 and TG20:13
• Access and egress (working at height hierarchy)
• NASC e-guide and associated compliance sheets
• Ratings of independent components
• Inspection techniques – what to look for, typical problems
• Miscellaneous issues e.g. hoists etc
• Practical Scaffold Inspection or equivalent visual inspection
• Additional items for example hoists, rubbish chutes, gin wheels, fans

Duration

2 days.

Assessment

Delegates will complete a theory test and a practical test.

Knowledge on Completion

By the end of the training course delegates will be able to:
• Understand the requirements of the relevant legislation, including: EN12811 part 1 (TG20:13) – British Standards and HSE recommendations for inspecting scaffold systems.
• Identify the safe working loads for working platforms.
• Differentiate between various scaffold systems and for what purpose they should be used.
• Adopt a safe working practice for the use of ladders for access and egress.
• Appreciate the safe erection, alteration and dismantling procedures as laid out in SG4:10.
• Carry out statutory inspections of all types of basic scaffolds and mobile towers.