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Working in Confined Spaces - MEDIUM Risk

Course Length:2 days

A medium risk confined space has expectations of risks and specific equipment, such as breathing apparatus, is required. A medium risk confined space will also encounter more complications in that it is not possible to have someone permanently attached to a safety line. It is also usually a team of people that go down instead of a lone individual. Some examples include: Sewers, subway tunnels, aqueducts and complex wet wells.

What are the benefits of the course & how is it delivered?

Being able to assess the risks of working in confined spaces is paramount, especially if there is a chance of a hazardous gas or flooding, for example. This course is ideal for anyone who may have to work in confined spaces and needs the necessary training to reduce the risk of an accident, for themselves and their colleagues. This course is delivered by a professionally trained tutor who will conduct the course to the highest standard. Anyone who completes the course will receive a City & Guilds Level 2 Qualification.

What does this course cover?

  • An overview of proper Health & Safety practices
  • The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 & Approved Code of Practice
  • Identifying and controlling any risks found
  • Safety in the Workplace
  • Weil’s Disease and sewage decontamination
  • Hazardous substances in the atmosphere and monitoring gas levels
  • The complete risk assessment process
  • How to operate the various safe systems of work
  • Correct use of permits. Controlling various measures using them
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Inspecting equipment pre-use and using it safely. (IP rated, intrinsically safe and ATEX approved)
  • Fall Arrest Systems
  • Entering/exiting safely
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Practical and theoretical training on escape breathing apparatus
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