Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at anyone working in confined spaces such as sewers, vessels, tanks and chambers, who need a foundation course in understanding safe confined space working. This course includes the use of a variety of safety equipment, personal protective equipment and respiratory protective equipment. The course can be tailored to meet your specific needs to ensure that you receive a bespoke training package. The course is not competence based, but does require delegates to show an understanding of safe working practices and emergency arrangements including the use of a variety of entry and safety equipment and use of respiratory protective equipment.


This course is designed to meet the requirements for working safely in confined spaces in line with the Confined Space Regulations 1997 along with other key legislation.

Learning Outcomes

To enable delegates to understand and effectively comply with the relevant legislation and regulations associated with confined space working. They will be trained to understand how to safely select, use, visually inspect and maintain confined space equipment including escape breathing apparatus, enter and work safely in confined spaces and act on an emergency ensuring that arrangements are in place. This will include:

  • Prepare to enter and work safely in confined spaces
  • Enter and exit confined spaces safely
  • Prepare and use respiratory protective equipment (escape breathing apparatus) in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications
  • Use equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions
  • Follow procedures and work safely
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Use appropriate behaviour for working in confined spaces
  • Use appropriate industry knowledge for working in confined Spaces
  • Apply relevant industry standards for working in confined spaces

Course Content

  • Introduction to course
  • Health and safety overview
  • Confined space regulations
  • Hazardous Environments
  • Gas and environment monitoring
  • Risk assessments and Method Statements
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safety equipment
  • Respiratory Protective Equipment (Escape breathing apparatus)
  • Safe entry procedures
  • Safe working procedures
  • Safe exit procedures
  • Emergency arrangements
  • Practical exercise
  • Company/industry specific confined space policy and procedures.

Delivery Method

A combination of:

  • Classroom based activity
  • Syndicate working
  • Presentation
  • Demonstrations with practical application
  • Confined Space Workbook

Assessment and Certification

Continued assessment process with a practical syndicate assessment leading to an Alpha certification on successfully completing the course.


1 day (6 hours)

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Confined Space Basic Entry
19 March 2019 19 March 2019 £160 +vat pp BOOK NOW
14 May 2019 14 May 2019 £160 +vat pp BOOK NOW
28 May 2019 28 May 2019 £160 +vat pp BOOK NOW
21 June 2019 21 June 2019 £160 +vat pp FULLY BOOKED
11 July 2019 11 July 2019 £160 +vat pp BOOK NOW
31 July 2019 31 July 2019 £160 +vat pp BOOK NOW
13 August 2019 13 August 2019 £160 +vat pp BOOK NOW
10 September 2019 10 September 2019 £160 +vat pp BOOK NOW
30 September 2019 30 September 2019 £160 +vat pp BOOK NOW
24 October 2019 24 October 2019 £160 +vat pp FULLY BOOKED
20 November 2019 20 November 2019 £160 +vat pp FULLY BOOKED
5 December 2019 5 December 2019 £160 +vat pp BOOK NOW
20 December 2019 20 December 2019 £160 +vat pp BOOK NOW
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