Confined Spaces - High Risk

  • This course is aimed at people required to access confined spaces classified as high risk. These can be defined as confined spaces where there is a foreseeable risk from a significant hazard.
    The training includes the use of respiratory protective equipment for access to confined spaces (positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus). The course covers the selection, use, inspection checks and management of working breathing apparatus, including duration calculations.

    Course ID:  CS3
    Ratio: 6 students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 3 days


  • Person in a dark,  confined space


    Candidates should be comfortable in confined spaces, physically fit 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 work in confined spaces where a significant hazard may exist 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

    • 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
    • Use of full breathing apparatus
    • Time duration calculations and board management of BA users
    • Operation 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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