Who is this course for?

This unit is for supervisors of confined spaces it includes planning and allocating activities for a team, pre-entry procedures, entry into and exit from the confined space, selection of personnel, maintaining communications, and initiating and controlling emergency procedures.

Aims and Objectives

The aim of this unit is to reflect the national occupational standard for supervising entry and arrangements at a confined space. This unit covers both water and non-water industry areas.

Water: this may include working with potable water, sewage treatment processes, drain and sewer cleaning operations, or where the operative is working in or near water, or where a confined space is subject to surface water flooding.

Non-water: this may include pharmaceutical, petrochemical, asbestos removal, vehicle manufacture and servicing, aeronautical, construction, communications, power, utilities gas, electrical and mechanical engineering, and some elements of work operations in mines, quarries, and tunnelling.

Learning Outcomes/Course Content

  • Implement procedures for team working in confined spaces
  • Supervise the control of safe entry and exit to the confined space
  • Supervise the work team to ensure procedures are followed
  • Control emergency situations
  • Understand health and safety and environmental legislation
  • Understand standard protocols for work in confined spaces
  • Understand supervisory duties and responsibilities
  • Understand equipment checks and testing required

Delivery Method/Assessment with Certification

Theory & Practical Assessment


2 days (14 hours)

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