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Course Aim

Who needs Confined Space training?

Staff who are involved in operations involving confined spaces, which may vary from simple open trenches to complicated multi-level entries. City & Guilds is for those who must hold this formal qualification as a contractual requirement.

Option 1: Full training and assessment courses for candidates with little or no experience.

Option 2: Revision / Assessment our most popular route for those who know the subject but require ‘some revision’ before assessment.

Option 3: Assessment only for those who feel they are fully trained and experienced sufficiently to undertake the assessment.

Course Details

Units Available

001 Working in Low-Risk confined spaces L2

002 Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Man & Entrant)

003 Working in High Risk Confined Spaces L2

061 Managing Work in Confined Spaces L5

Level 5 Unit Aim- This unit focuses on planning, organising and managing work safely in confined spaces including legislative roles and responsibilities, health and safety considerations and equipment requirements. The unit is designed for managers that are responsible for organising and planning work activities within a confined space. The manager may or may not supervise the actual job.

Recommended contact time 28hrs

Water UK classes Confined Spaces as follows:

NC1 - Low risk entry with adequate natural or mechanical ventilation, where access is simple and unobstructed and there is no likely risk of flooding.

NC2 – Vertical direct unobstructed access with continuous attachment to a man riding hoist or similar mechanical rescue device.

NC3 – When it is not possible to have persons permanently attached to a safety line. Usually it will be a team entry which moves away from the entry point e.g. Man entry sewers, Utility service subway tunnels, aqueducts and complex wet wells. Working without an attached rescue line and includes working away from the point of entry.

NC4 – Non-standard entries involving complex operations which introduce additional risks and require specific controls and rescue arrangements e.g. mechanical hazards, physical complexity of system introduced hazards, enhanced specific intrinsic hazards.


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