Confined Spaces Awareness Course

Aim: To enable persons from commerce & industry to identify & assess the risks associated with Confined Space working.

Duration: 1 Day (Approx 8 contact hrs)

Pre Requisites:


  • Understand current legislation regarding Confined Spaces
  • Recognise Confined Spaces and their associated hazards
  • Understand and implement Safe Systems of Work/Permits to Work

Course Content

  • Definitions and types of Confined Spaces
  • Synopsis of Confined Spaces Legislation
  • Confined Spaces hazards
  • Common hazardous atmospheres
  • Atmosphere testing
  • Safe systems of work/Risk Assessments
  • Permits to work
  • Hygiene and other health hazards

Training Methods
Participative with case studies & exercises

Confirmation of Learning
Is achieved by ongoing assessor assessment

Site Requirements
Classroom facility with power

This course does not cover the needs of persons required to physically enter a Confined Space wearing breathing apparatus or escape sets.