Confined Spaces Training Course
This Confined Spaces Training course is centered around helping individuals understand the associated risks of working in a confined space. From the potential hazards of working in a restricted space, to what type of injuries occur, and understanding the legal requirements.
Around 15 people per year are killed in confined spaces within the UK alone. Some of these fatalities can be due to being trapped, injured or poor ventilation. Key legislation to help protect workers' health and safety is the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997. This regulation outlines what duties should be upheld by employers and self-employed persons, what emergency procedures should be in place, as well as what is defined specifically as a ‘confined space’.
Confined spaces are a regular part of many job roles, but due to improper training and knowledge, they can cause serious injuries or, in some severe cases, death. Due to this, it is essential that all employees who undertake work within confined spaces are trained adequately and aware of the dangers surrounding this line of work.
If the work within a confined space cannot be avoided, it is essential that a risk assessment is in place and that every person who is entering the confined space is sufficiently trained and instructed to know how to undertake the work safely and the actions to take if an accident or emergency does arise. Employers hold a duty of care to all their workers, so it is important that they provide the proper training and equipment for all members of staff who work in confined spaces.
- Work towards compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
- Train online at your own pace with a full audio voiceover
- Accredited by CPD
- Certificate on successful completion
- Course duration: 35 minutes
- Unlimited resits at no cost
Who is this Online Confined Spaces Training for?
If your job involves working within confined spaces, then this training will benefit you. It is for both managers and employees as it touches upon the roles and responsibilities that both roles hold.
It is of high importance that anybody who is required to carry out work within a confined space is thoroughly trained and aware of the risks and hazards that they may be exposed to.
Confined Spaces Training Certification
Our entire library of training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as adhering to the universally recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Upon passing the online assessment you will have the options to both print and download your Confined Spaces Training Certificate in PDF format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.
Furthermore, a QR code is displayed on each certificate which when scanned by a smartphone links to our certification database. This allows employers, auditors and local authority inspectors, for example, to establish a certificates validity instantly and at any time.
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The aim of this Confined Spaces course is to provide a good level of knowledge on the dangers and hazards that surround working within confined spaces. It gives learners information on the important regulations that are in place to help protect workers who may need to enter confined spaces, as well as information on the essential elements to planning and working safely within a confined space.
On completion of the course, you should be able to:
- Identify what can be considered as a confined space
- List some confined space features
- Identify the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997
- List some other regulations relevant to confined spaces
- Differentiate between the definitions of a hazard and a risk
- List some job roles that may include working in confined spaces
- Name some potential dangers of working in a confined space
- List the HSE recommended five steps to a risk assessment
- List some essential elements that should be included in conducting a safe system of work
- List some confined spaces safeguarding measures
- Name some types of communication methods
- Identify some elements to a permit-to-work
- Identify the importance of rescue plans
- Recognise why time limits may be implemented when working with confined spaces
Training Course Content
This course is made up of the following modules:
An Introduction to Confined Spaces
This section introduces the learner to the course and defines what is classified as a confined space according to The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997.
Section 1 - Hazards, Risks and Regulations
This section of the course concentrates on the specific hazards and risks that may pose a danger whilst working within a confined space. It also looks at the nine regulations under the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 and other relevant regulations that employers and employees need to be aware of.
Section 2 - Risk Assessment and Safeguarding Measures
This section of the course covers what is included in the five steps to a risk assessment and who should complete them. It also looks at the different safeguarding measures that can be implemented after risks have been identified.
Section 3 - Rescue Operations and Emergency Procedures
In this final section, you will cover the importance of having correct rescue plans and emergency procedures in place when workers are entering and carrying out work within confined spaces. It also looks at how to safeguard rescuers and how to work with emergency services before confined spaces work operations.
On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 15 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.
The assessment will be marked instantly and so you will know straight away if you have passed or not. If you don't pass first time there's no need to worry. Unlimited resits at absolutely no additional charge are available so you can retake the assessment again as many times as you need to.
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