Confined Spaces - Medium Risk (including emergency breathing apparatus EBA)

  • This course is aimed at people required to access confined spaces classified as low or medium risk. The training covers the essential legislation, working practices and safety requirements for safe entry to a confined space where the risk assessment has classified the space as low or medium risk, using compressed air escape breathing apparatus as part of the planned means of self-rescue. The course also focuses on working as a team and the responsibilities of each team member.

    Course ID:  CS2
    Ratio: 10 students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 2 days


  • Person in a confined space


    Medically fit, comfortable in confined spaces and a reasonable level of fitness.

    Who Should Attend

    Employees who are required to access confined spaces classified as low or medium risk.

    Course Objectives & Content

    • Confined space legislation
    • Definitions & recognition of confined space
    • Confined space examples & categories
    • 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
    • Use of tripod/davit and retrieval winch
    • Correct use of gas detector sampling techniques
    • Communications/emergency actions
    • Use of escape breathing apparatus


    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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