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Confined Space (High Risk)

To provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to work safely within high risk confined spaces.

Course Duration: 3 Days


  • Prepare to work safely in High Risk confined spaces
  • Enter and exit High Risk confined spaces safely
  • Prepare and use self-contained open circuit breathing apparatus in accordance with manufacturers specifications
  • Use equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturers instructions
  • Follow procedures and work safely
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Use appropriate behaviour when working in High Risk confined spaces
  • Use general knowledge for working in High Risk confined spaces
  • Apply appropriate industry specific knowledge for working in High Risk confined spaces
  • Definition of a confined space & Water UK NC1-NC4 classifications & Low, Medium, High definitions
  • Specified Risks
  • Duties under the Regulations, preventing the need for entry.
  • Risk Assessment and hazard identification
  • Atmospheric hazards and gases
  • Principles and use of gas detectors
  • Safe systems of work & permits to work.
  • Roles, responsibilities and topman / bottom man duties
  • Inspection and use of  escape sets and working breathing apparatus
  • Pre use checks, correct donning & adjustment of harness
  • Inspection and applications of tripods, winches and fall arrest equipment
  • Practical exercises and assessments

This course is assessed by:

  • Direct observation of an entry into a High Risk confined space
  • Written test
Those working within high risk confined spaces. High risk confined spaces exist when there is a specified hazard that cannot be eliminated or controlled. There may or may not be access issues and the work activity is being carried out expecting the presence of the specified risk. The work environment will be entered using self- contained breathing apparatus and will involve non-standard entries involving complex operations which will introduce additional risk and require specific controls and arrangement
On successful completion of this course candidates will receive Training 4 Industry Certificate of Attendance.

Trainee Requirements:

Candidates are required to bring their PPE:- 

    Hard hat

    High visibility vest

    Safety boots

    Safety gloves

There are no prerequisite required for this course.


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