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High Risk Confined Space Training

This High Risk Confined Space training is the ideal course for anyone working in a high risk environment. This is where one or more specified hazards are present for most or all the time.

This city and guilds confined space training is a three-day course that includes practical elements. It is also available to complete as an in-house course in our Blackburn venue.

Why Take this High Risk Confined Space Course

Our experienced trainer will teach you how to work safely in water and non-water industry areas. Furthermore, you will learn how to use the equipment and tools safely and also enter and exit high risk confined spaces safely.

With the knowledge gained from this High Risk Confined Space training, you will be able to keep yourself and other colleagues safe on the job.

What Does the High Risk Confined Space Course Involve

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

  • Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 and approved code of conduct
  • Identification of a high risk confined space
  • Confined space classifications
  • Water industry national classifications
  • Risk assessment and workplace safety
  • Emergency planning

HOW IS THE High Risk Confined Space TrainingE DELIVERED?

This course can be delivered in the following ways:

3B Training can deliver courses for a group of your employees in-house at your site or venue of your choice.

We can organise in-house High Risk Confined space courses for your workforce in our Blackburn venue.

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.

Benefits of this High Risk Confined space training course:

  • Gives the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to work safely
  • You will learn how to understand and conduct risk assessments
  • Helps to plug the skill gap in your business
  • Will enable you to understand emergencies and how to deal with them
  • CITB Grant claimable

High 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 entering the confined space.

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.

The course is a mix of theory and practical training.

The trainer will cover the following topics throughtout the course:

Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 & Approved Code of Practice
Identification of a high risk confined space

Detailed knowledge on the environments and specified risks that contribute to being a high risk confined space

Confined space classifications

Understanding the different levels of risk.

Water industry national classifications

Understanding of water industry classifications as detailed in Water UK Operational Guidance Notes (OGN)

Risk assessment and workplace safety

The steps to carry out a risk assessment

Operation of a safe system of work

How to prepare a safe system of work (SSOW)

Following and preparing a method statement

The importance of compiling with method statements

Emergency planning

Preparing a comprehensive emergency plan for personnel in a high risk confined space

Gas detection and risks

In depth knowledge of gas monitoring devices and hazardous atmospheres

Hygiene and first aid

Hazards associated with high risk confined spaces

SCBA – Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and emergency breathing apparatus (EBA)

Experience the operation of life saving equipment and associated procedures

Practical observation

Assess delegate’s practical ability in a high risk environment

Undertaking risk assessments throughout the exercise to identify hazards

Ensure understanding of the hazards associated with a high risk workplace

Responding to risks and hazards

Monitoring actions and response to changes in conditions

Dealing promptly with emergencies
Short written answer question paper

You must complete a portfolio of evidence, as well as pass an exam in order to achieve this qualification.

Explained in real terms. Practical and already being put to use in my day to day work.
Matt Conroy

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is an Emergency Plan and Arrangements for Confined Spaces?
    What is an Emergency Plan and Arrangements for Confined Spaces?

    Under the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997, an emergency plan and arrangements must be in place before anyone enters a confined space.

    Emergency plans must cover all risks in the confined space and not just the specified risks.

  • Do you need to be trained to work in a High Risk Confined Space?

    Employers and others in control of work in high risk confined spaces must properly plan for confined space work.

    This includes providing the necessary information, instruction and training.

  • What is a High Risk Confined Space?

    This involves any confined space where one or more specified hazards are present for most or all of the time.

    Examples include historic alarms, gas – either explosive or toxic, heat, lack of oxygen, engulfment, drowning.

  • Is this High Risk Confined Space 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

  • Is this High Risk Confined Space 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.


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