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Medium Risk Confined Space and Entry Controller

This Medium Risk Confined Space and Entry Controller Course is the ideal training for anyone working in a medium risk environment. It is a two-day training course that includes practical elements, and is available to complete as a public and in-house course.

Our experienced trainer will teach you how to prepare to work in, enter and exit a medium risk confined space and includes entry control. Furthermore, you will learn how to use the equipment and tools safely, how to recognise an emergency and how to deal with it.

With the knowledge gained from this confined space course, you will be able to keep yourself and other workers safe on the job. This confined space training is accredited by City and Guilds, and valid for three years. After you have successfully completed this course, you will receive a City and Guilds certificate.

This confined space course covers the following topics (for the full list of topics covered in this training, see the dropdown below):

  • Preparing to work in a medium risk confined space safely
  • Entering and exiting the confined space safely
  • The preparation and use of escape breathing apparatus
  • Dealing with an emergency rescue
  • The legislation surrounding work in a confined space

Benefits of this Medium Risk Confined Space and Entry Controller course:

  • Will help to plug the skill gap in your business
  • Gives the tools, skills and confidence you need to work safely
  • Will learn how to understand and conduct a risk assessment
  • Gives you a platform towards gaining supervisory or managerial positions
  • CITB Grants Scheme available


This medium risk confined space course shows you how to enter and exit medium risk environments safely.

Medium Risk Confined Space and Entry Controller course content

City & Guilds 6160-09 Level 2 Award in Entrant and Entry Controller for Confined Space (Medium Risk)

This is a combined course for both entrant and entry controllers.  It prepares the entry controller/top person who controls entry and arrangements for Medium Risk confined spaces and works within them.

It provides an in-depth understanding of the requirements of the law, legislation, Safe Systems of Work and an awareness of confined space risk assessments.

This course aims to reflect the national occupational standard for controlling entry and arrangements at a confined space. It  covers both water and non-water industry areas.


We cover  Water UK OGN Industry Guidance and National Classification. This may include working with potable water, sewage treatment processes, drain and sewer cleaning operations or where the operative is working in or near water or where a confined space is subject to surface water flooding.

Non Water – Anyone entering a tank ,trench, Vat, silo, pit, flue, well, chamber, sewer, loft.

This can include Communications, Gas, Electric, Aeronautical, construction, petroleum, Agriculture, asbestos, spraying etc.

The tutor will cover the following topics throughout the course:

Preparing to work in a medium risk confined space safely

Gathering and preparing the information that is required before entry to a confined space

Entering and exiting a medium risk confined space safely as an Entrant and Entry Controller

Knowledge of all equipment and procedures to enter a confined space including gas readings, continuous monitoring and positioning of team members

The preparation and use of escape breathing apparatus

In depth training and use of your EBA in the event of an emergency

Using tools and equipment safely

Knowledge of Industry equipment used for Combined Space and how to inspect, accept or reject said equipment

Following work and procedures in a safe manner

Teaching of Safe Systems of Work whilst involved in Confined Space operations and how to report discrepancies

Dealing with an emergency and observing and understanding Gas Monitor Readings

How to react and deal with an emergency situation involving personal, colleague or environment

How to conduct yourself when working in confined spaces

Learning of the procedures and guidance given by Industry legislation when associated with Confined Space

The legislation surrounding work in a confined space

In depth information explaining  all Acts, ACoPs and Guidance

Applying your knowledge of confined spaces into your work

On completion you will have the knowledge and ability to work with and along side Confined space teams as a valued member to colleagues and employer

In the practical part of the course, the tutor will assign the delegates responsibilities to the delegates positioned outside the confined space. Both parties have individual duties to assist with emergency evacuations and controlling the confined space entry.

Course Objectives

Upon completing the course, you will have an excellent knowledge of safely working in medium risk confined spaces.

What is Required to Pass the Medium Risk Confined Space Course?

The tutor will assess you on your understanding of the training throughout the day. To pass the course, you will be observed entering a medium risk confined space and a written examination.

How long is this course?

The course is delivered over two days. This confined space course includes practical elements and is delivered by an experienced trainer.

The trainer has experience in emergency operations and hazardous environments, so you can go about your training knowing you are in safe hands.

Why should I take this course?

Individuals who work in a confined space where they may require escape breathing apparatus, or enter the space using manual or mechanical access equipment should attend this course.

Medium risk confined spaces can be dangerous to work in without the required skills and knowledge. It is important to know how to prepare the work and use the tools before even entering the confined space; without this knowledge, you put yourself and others at risk.

You must also know how to deal with an emergency, as an incompetent worker in such as situation could lead to serious accidents.

The course will give you up to date knowledge of the legislation and standards surrounding confined spaces. This will help you to work legally as well as safely.

Entry requirements

To attend this course, you must read, write and understand English well.

Without proper communication between workers, the safety of the work is compromised.

You must also have the required level of physical fitness to complete the practical elements of the course, and be free of medical conditions which are contradictions to this work, including:

  • Heart disease/chest pain
  • Raised blood pressure
  • Epilepsy, fits, blackouts
  • Fear of heights/vertigo
  • Giddiness/difficulty with balance
  • Impaired limb function
  • Alcohol or drug dependence
  • Psychiatric illness/counselling
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma or impairment of breathing
  • Claustrophobia
  • Skin problems
  • Eyesight problems not corrected by glasses or contact lenses
  • Regular medication impairing attention or consciousness

If you suffer from any of the above medical conditions, you will not be allowed to climb unless a Doctor’s note is provided stating the candidates fitness to climb.

You should also weight below 130kg (including clothes) to complete this course.

Is this course accredited?

Yes, this course is accredited by City and Guilds, and valid for three years.

You will receive a City and Guilds certificate after successfully completing the course.

How is this course delivered?

Public Classroom Courses

Classroom-based Medium Risk Confined Space and Entry Controller courses are available to book at our Blackburn training centre. The course is delivered by an approved tutor in a traditional classroom setting to a group of delegates.

Our public course dates give our customers a range of options for training date and location. Each course date can be booked online or over the phone by individuals or employees booking on their behalf.

In-house Courses

We can organise in-house Medium Risk Confined space courses throughout the country for your workforce. We can arrange the course for up to 10 delegates per instructor.

For a quote, complete the in-house enquiry form on this page. All of our enquiries are quoted on a case by case basis depending on delegate numbers and location.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

Yes, companies who are CITB registered can claim for each delegate who successfully pass this course.

You can find the list of short courses and the grant amounts you can claim here: CITB Grant Value for Short Courses


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