A confined space is any area which is substantially enclosed and where there are risks to health and safety from hazardous substances or hazardous conditions. Every year a number of people are killed or seriously injured due to working in confined spaces, often because they are unaware of the dangers, poorly trained or do not have the correct safety equipment. If you, or your employees, are required to work under such conditions then regular training is recommended. This Working in Confined Spaces training course has been designed as an introduction to the topic so learners can understand more about safe work practices, suitable control measures and what the law says in regards to staying safe at work. Awareness to confined space is required especially with people that cannot handle the situation physically and psychologically. Defining the requirements and the preparations for such places is important including any obstacles that might exist in order to prevent/minimize (being proactive) injuries and mistakes.
Training is necessary for supervisors, stand-by-person, workers entering confined spaces as well as rescue personnel and covers unit standards 17599 and 18426. When entering a confined space you must be able to operate an atmospheric testing device to determine whether a suitable atmosphere exists to work safely. Our course meets the requirements of unit standard 25510.