Working in Confined Spaces

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  • Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration 2 hours
  • Downloadable certificate on completion

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

Employers are required by law to take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of all employees. This includes raising awareness about the hazards related to working in a confined space, and outlining what can be done to minimise risk.

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.

This Working in Confined Spaces online training course has been assured by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Qualifications and certified by The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service (CPD).

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Who is it for?

This Working in Confined Spaces online training 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.

Working in Confined Spaces Certificate Example

When do I get my certificate?

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

As this Working in Confined Spaces online training course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service and also assured by RoSPA Qualifications, your certificate will contain both logos and can be used to provide evidence for compliance.

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What does the course cover?

The Working in Confined Spaces online training course contains the following 9 topics and includes an assessment:

Confined Spaces and the Law

  • Legislation aimed to protect workers’ health and safety
  • The purpose of the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997
  • The definition of a confined space
  • When the Regulations apply to a confined space
  • The atmospheric and physical hazards associated with confined spaces
  • Exceptions where the Regulations may not apply to a confined space

Types of Confined Space

  • Obvious and less obvious types of confined spaces
  • When a change of conditions can cause a space to be subject to the Regulations
  • When a space might temporarily be subject to the Regulations

The Specified Risks

  • Flammable substances and oxygen enrichment
  • Excessive heat
  • Toxic gas, fumes or vapour
  • Oxygen deficiency
  • The ingress or presence of liquids
  • Solid materials which can flow

General Hazards

  • Common workplace hazards encountered in confined spaces
  • Regulations that address specific common hazards
  • The risk of collapse or subsidence when working in a confined space that is an excavation
  • The hazard posed by poor illumination
  • Hot work hazards and precautions
  • The need to be alert to stress and fatigue

Duties Under the Regulations

  • Who is responsible for complying with the Regulations
  • How to identify confined spaces subject to the Regulations
  • The importance of the confined space risk assessment
  • The need to carry out a confined space risk assessment
  • The duties and responsibilities of employees

Confined Space Risk Assessments

  • Who should carry out a confined space risk assessment
  • The priority when carrying out a risk assessment
  • Measures that can be taken to avoid entering the confined space to work
  • The four main areas covered in the risk assessment

Safe Systems of Work

  • What a safe system of work is
  • The HSE guidance for developing a safe system of work
  • The eight key elements of a safe system of work
  • When a permit-to-work system is required


  • Why the use of PPE and RPE is a last resort
  • Your duty to use any PPE provided
  • The risk of heat stress when wearing PPE and typical symptoms

Emergency Arrangements

  • Communications
  • The capability of rescuers
  • Rescue and resuscitation equipment
  • Whether other processes must be shut down
  • The need to liaise with local emergency services


The assessment is generated from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment – making the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment and informative feedback is given so candidates can learn from their incorrect responses.

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