Working in Confined Spaces Course

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  • Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate course duration 2 hours
  • Downloadable certificate on completion
  • 100% online training
  • No time limits

This Working in Confined Spaces course provides learners with the knowledge they need to identify confined spaces and makes them aware of the hazards and risks of working in a confined space.

The law requires employers to take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of all employees. One of these steps should be to raise awareness of the hazards of working in a confined space.

This online course takes around 2 hours to complete. However, you do not have to complete it in one sitting as your progress is saved at the end of each topic.

This Working in Confined Space online training only provides awareness education. Face to face training would be needed in addition in order to complete the all-round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation.

The importance of Confined Space training

The Health & Safety at Work Act and the Confined Space Regulations aim to ensure people have adequate training and are competent to carry out work in a confined space.

Confined space training provides workers with the knowledge to be able to identify potential hazards and reduce the risks associated with working in a confined space. People who know the dangers are more aware and are therefore more careful. Cautious measures can save lives and reduce injuries.

A workforce, properly trained in confined spaces, will reduce accidents and, therefore, sick leave, which will save you money and will keep your workforce productive.

Who is Working in Confined Spaces training for?

The course is suitable for anyone whose work requires them to enter a confined space.

If you work in a confined space, you may face an increased risk of serious injury or illness through exposure to hazards that would not occur when working in the open. Therefore regular training is recommended.

What are the learning outcomes for the Working in Confined Spaces course?

At the end of the course you will be able to describe:

  • Key legislation relating to confined spaces
  • The two essential factors that determine if you are working in a confined space
  • Examples of confined spaces
  • The specific risks associated with confined spaces
  • General hazards found in confined spaces
  • How you can work safely and in accordance with the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997
  • The requirements of a Confined Space Risk Assessment
  • What a permit-to-work system is and when this is required
  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment and Respiratory Equipment
  • Emergency Procedures

When do I get my Working in Confined Spaces course certificate?

Working in Confined Spaces Certificate Example

When you have successfully passed the online course you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

All of our courses conform to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and are accredited by the CPD Certification Service.

This Working in Confined Spaces course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

Your certificate will include both logos, therefore you can use it to provide evidence for compliance.

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How long is this Working in Confined Spaces certificate valid for?

Your Working in Confined Spaces certificate has no expiry date. However, to ensure knowledge of working in confined spaces is maintained, we recommend a renewal period of 2 years. This recommended renewal date will be on your certificate.

Can this training course act as evidence for SSIP accreditations like CHAS, SafeContractor and ConstructionLine?

Yes, you can use our Working in Confined Spaces training course certificate as evidence of industry-related training. This evidence is important for SSIP accreditations. The course helps you to ensure your staff all receive appropriate training and that you have the certificates to prove it. However, each individual accreditation body will decide whether our online courses are sufficient for your company’s training requirements.

Example Screens from the Working in Confined Spaces course

There are 3 sample screens below from our Working in Confined Spaces online training course. We like to keep the screens clean and simple, with easy to follow learning material. Interactive activities throughout the course help to keep you engaged.

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What does the Working in Confined Spaces course cover?

The online course contains the following 9 topics:

1 – Confined Spaces and the Law

The first topic outlines UK law that aims to protect workers’ health and safety. You will learn about the definition of a confined space and when the regulations apply. The topic also covers the atmospheric and physical hazards associated with confined spaces.

2 – Types of Confined Space

The second topic describes several types of confined spaces. You will learn about when a change of conditions can cause a space to become subject to the regulations and when a space might temporarily be subject to the regulations.

3 – The Specified Risks

The third topic is about specific risks. You will learn about flammable substances and oxygen enrichment, excessive heat and toxic gases. The topic covers oxygen deficiency, liquids and solid materials which can flow.

4 – General Hazards

Topic 4 is about general hazards that you might encounter in confined spaces. You will learn about regulations that address specific common hazards. The topic covers the risk of collapse in excavation work, the hazard posed by poor illumination and hot work hazards. You will also learn about the need to be alert to stress and fatigue.

5 – Duties Under the Regulations

Topic 5 outlines who is responsible for complying with the regulations. It explains how to identify confined spaces and the confined space risk assessment. It also covers the duties and responsibilities of employees.

6 – Confined Space Risk Assessments

Topic 6 identifies who should carry out a confined space risk assessment. You will learn about risk assessment priorities and measures you can take to avoid working in confined spaces.

7 – Safe Systems of Work

Topic 7 explains what a safe system of work is and describes HSE guidance for safe systems. You will learn about eight key elements of a safe system of work and when a permit-to-work system is required.

8 – PPE and RPE

Topic 8 is about PPE. You will learn about why the PPE and RPE is a last resort, and about your duty to use any PPE provided. The topic covers the risk of heat stress when wearing PPE.

9 – Emergency Arrangements

The final topic is about emergency arrangements. It covers communications, the capability of rescuers and rescue and resuscitation equipment. You will also learn about when other processes must be shut down and the need to liaise with local emergency services.

Working in Confined Spaces online course assessment

Once a candidate has completed the nine topics, they will be allowed to take the assessment. The online course generates an assessment from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the test. Therefore, it makes the training suitable for initial or refresher training.

We do not limit the number of attempts at the assessment. In addition, the training course gives informative feedback so candidates can learn from incorrect responses.

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