Confined Spaces Awareness

Confined Spaces Awareness

A confined space is an area which is substantially enclosed (though not always entirely) and is one where serious injury can occur from hazardous substances or conditions within the confined space or near to the space (e.g. lack of oxygen).

A number of people are killed or seriously injured in the UK each year in confined spaces. These incidents occur across a wide range of industries, from those involving complicated machinery through to simple storage solutions. This training will enable employees working in confined spaces to get the job done safely.

Course Content


Course objectives and administrative details.

Scope of the problem

  • Facts and figures regarding accidents in confined spaces
  • The consequences of failure.

Health and safety law

  • Overview of common and statutory obligations
  • Discussion of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated regulations
  • Particular attention to Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 and their relationship to other regulations.

Confined Spaces Regulation 1997

  • Definitions
  • Duties
  • Risk assessment
  • Preventing the need for entry
  • Safe working in confined spaces
  • Emergency procedure
  • Plant and equipment

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