Confined Spaces - High Risk (incorporating full working breathing apparatus) (CS3) Requalification

  • This course is for the requalification of people holding current Confined Spaces Access certification up to and including High Risk (incorporating full working breathing apparatus).

    Course ID:  CS6
    Ratio: 6 students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 1 day


  • Person in a dark,  confined space


    Candidates must hold a current recognised Confined Spaces Access certification up to and including high risk level (incorporating FWBA) e.g. CS3, and should be physically fit, comfortable in confined spaces and medically capable of using positive pressure breathing apparatus - contact us for more information on influencing conditions. Candidates with spectacles or facial hair should contact us for advice. This course is physically demanding.

    Who Should Attend

    People who are required to requalify to work in confined spaces or dangerous atmospheres using positive pressure breathing apparatus. This module is not suitable training for the use of breathing apparatus in firefighting, mining or diving operations.

    Course Objectives & Content

    Underpinning knowledge:

    • Confined space legislation
    • Definitions & recognition of confined space
    • Confined space examples & categories
    • Communications/emergency actions
    • Control measures
    • Safe system of work/PPE/permit to work
    • Risk assessment/method statement
    • Confined spaces personnel and teamwork
    • Equipment characteristics and limitations
    • Equipment maintenance and inspection requirements
    • Working at height and suspension intolerance
    • Vertical shaft entry and egress
    • Access including detachment from recovery line
    • Use of tripod/davit and retrieval winch
    • Dangerous atmospheres
    • Review of gas detection equipment
    • Correct use of gas detector sampling techniques
    • Breathing apparatus checks, selection and donning
    • Use of full breathing apparatus
    • Time duration calculations and board management of BA users
    • Operations in zero visibility
    • Emergency procedures


    The successful delegates will receive a certificate valid for 3 years, after which a refresher training will be necessary. 3M will notify you when your certificate is due for renewal.


    • Health and safety at work act 1974
    • Working at height regulations 2005
    • Confined spaces regulations 1997
    • BS 8437 COP for the selection, use and maintenance of fall protection systems and equipment for use in the work place
    • BS 8454 COP for delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue


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