Confined Spaces - Rescue

  • This course specifically concentrates on the advanced rescue skills required to provide on-site cover for those working in confined spaces (of any type). It assumes previous qualification in entry and breathing apparatus, and covers searching, advanced winching and hauling systems, operations in zero visibility, incident management and Immediate Response Risk Assessment (IRRA).

    Course ID:  CS4
    Ratio: 6 students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 1 day


  • Person entering a confined space


    Candidates should hold a valid qualification in CS3 as well as being 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 provide professional onsite rescue cover for confined space operations with responsibilities including evacuation of casualties using stretchers, searching, and rigging of hauling systems. It is not suitable for those involved in mining operations.

    Course Objectives & Content

    • Summary of the Regulations
    • Dangerous atmospheres
    • Review of gas detection equipment and sampling techniques
    • Review of vertical access & traverse techniques
    • Rescue incident management
    • Immediate-response risk assessment
    • Advanced emergency procedures & searches
    • Rigging of rescue hauling systems
    • Use of rescue stretchers
    • Practical exercises (full working breathing apparatus/ zero visibility)


    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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