Working In Medium Risk Confined Spaces – Water Industry Recognised

Course Description

This is a practical training course providing knowledge of confined spaces & their inherent dangers. The course provides underpinning knowledge to plan, enter, work & exit such areas, including via a vertical shaft. With assessments in safe access & exit of a confined space, use of equipment, tools & escape breathing apparatus

Who Will Benefit

Those involved in, or about to become involved in entering a confined space, including tanks, chambers, pits, pipes, sewers, flues, wells or other similar places, in which by virtue of its enclosed nature, there arises a reasonable foreseeable specified risk

Confined Space Training


To provide practical training in a realistic environment, to work safely entering & exiting confined spaces, using equipment & tools safely & preparing & using escape breathing apparatus

Training Coverage

  • Confined Spaces Regulation 1997
  • Personal protection & hygiene requirements
  • Risk assessing residual hazards
  • Types of gaseous atmospheres, portable gas monitoring equipment & its use
  • The use of harness tripod/man-riding winch, fall arrest & safety line
  • The use of escape breathing apparatus & self evacuation procedures
  • Safe entry working & exiting procedures at confined spaces
  • Setting up equipment with regard to the safety of operators, other staff & the public
  • Hands on experience using equipment effectively & safely
  • Immediate procedures to adopt in the event of injury
  • How to identify & set up a safe system of work
  • Selection of the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment with regard to the P.P.E. Regulations 1992


Certificates of Training Achievement & ID Cards from Energy & Utility Skills will be awarded to those trainees who successfully pass the theoretical & practical sessions with also mandatory registration onto the EU Skills Registration database


2 Day Course – 8.30am – 4.30pm both days with a 30 minute break for lunch


At Whale Tankers Ltd, Solihull


Maximum 8 – Minimum 4


Delegates must provide their own PPE including safety footwear, waterproof clothing, hardhat & working gloves