Confined Space Training Medium Risk


Confined Space Medium Risk Training practices the current regulations and legislations. To prepare learners to work safely in a confined space, we deliver the practical training in a simulated confined space.

City & Guilds Accredited Programme


Medium Risk Confined Space Training Overview

Medium Risk Confined Space Training provides delegates with the skills and confidence to work safely in a confined space. This is done through implementing relevant control measures and carrying out self-rescue, should it ever be required.

The classroom environment education will consist of trainer explanation, group discussions, videos and practical classroom exercises. Following this, there will be the team practical within a simulated confined space trailer unit. This is so delegates can gain some hands-on experience with their equipment, teamwork and safety within confined space environments.

Course Objectives

This Confined Space Course is essential for delegates to understand the regulations and permits when working in medium risk confined space. Furthermore, the Medium Risk Confined Space Training aims to help the delegate recognise foreseeable risks and act accordingly. In addition, the delegates is taught how to access equipment. As a result, delegates can confidently navigating their way around a medium risk confined space, both independently and within their team.

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Course Information

  1. Identifying a confined space
  2. Recognising foreseeable risks
  3. Understanding the difference between an enclosed space and confined space
  4. Confined space regulations and applying these to own work scenarios
  5. Water UK Occasional Guidance notes that many companies follow within the industry
  6. Identifying the difference between the national classifications 1, 2, 3 & 4
  7. Confined space roles and responsibilities
  8. Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  1. Completing risk assessments and permits to work
  2. Health and hygiene
  3. Selecting equipment for appropriate confined space entry by identifying the level of risk
  1. Gas monitor requirements for a safe oxygen level
  2. Wearing and inspecting escape sets
  3. Checking and inspecting harnesses
  4. Use of tripod and fall arrest winches
  5. Team practical as top team and entrant
  • How to identify a low to medium risk confined space
  • Risk assessments and permits
  • Duties and responsibilities when confined space working
  • Inspection and use of specialist equipment
  • Atmosphere monitoring
  • Up-to-date knowledge and practical knowledge for safe working in confined spaces

At the end of the 1 day course, delegate undertake a multiple choice assessment consisting of around 20 questions. A 75% pass grade is required. As well as a practical assessment in a simulated confined space trailer unit.

On successful completion, you will receive a City and Guilds Accredited Programme Certificate, which should be refreshed every 3 years.

A digital certificate will be made available for you to download normally within 48hrs of successfully completing this course.

Paper copies of certificates can be supplied subject to a small administration fee.

Benefits of taking our Confined Space Medium Risk Course

  • Provide learners with the skills to identify any low to medium risk confined space
  • Understand and apply regulations and permits
  • Understand and conduct a risk assessment
  • Identify, assemble and use specialist equipment (such as escape breathing apparatus) that maybe required for confined space entry
  • Includes additional top person duties
  • Gather the skills for entering and exiting a confined space safely and competently
  • Complete a practical exercise, applying all these knowledge and skills to

What are the foreseeable risks in a medium risk confined space?

  • Serious injury arising from a fire or explosion
  • Loss of consciousness from a rise in body temperature
  • Loss of consciousness or asphyxiation from gases, vapours, fumes or lack of oxygen
  • Drowning from an increase of liquid levels
  • Asphyxiation from free flowing solids when working in confined space environments

PPE Required to Attend the Confined Space Medium Risk Training

  1. Safety boots
  2. Hard hat
  3. Gloves
  4. Overalls or work clothes
  5. Knee pads (optional)
All other course material, such as a work book, will be provided by the trainer on the day.

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