Employees and contractors who work in confined spaces are often at great risk of injury and long-lasting ailments. Therefore it is the obligation of every employer and employee to understand the dangers that exist to the human body in a confined space, and how to deal with the issues they may encounter.
This Working in Confined Spaces course is designed for employees and employers, who are part of a workforce that regularly needs to access and work in cramped or small areas. It documents the UK legislation and laws that protect workers and the way in which the risks can be assessed mitigated. It also covers the many ways you can check for dangers in the air and environment, and what the appropriate protective measures will be.
By the end of the course, you’ll have a good understanding of what a confined space actually is, and the dangers that exist there. You’ll know what you need to do if you or your workers are at risk, and who to contact in an emergency.
Who should take the course
This course will train and inform individuals who work in confined spaces or are responsible for workers that do so. Examples would include;
- Sewage workers
- Maintenance workers
- Construction site workers
Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.
By the end of the course learners will be able to demonstrate that they can:
At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.
Module one clarifies the definition of “Confined Spaces,” and why training for working inside one is essential. We also look at the UK and Irish laws that are in place for employees, which solidify the legal responsibilities of employers and property owners. The responsibilities of managers and other leadership positions are also examined.
In Module two, we fully explore the procedure of applying risk assessment to confined spaces, and how it should be conducted to produce the maximum effectiveness. The course also details the many types of hazards that can be encountered in this environment, and how to prevent any accidents or harm resulting from them. We consider the best ways to utilize the information from assessments and how to keep it relevant.
In Module Three, the course examines the many ways in which control measures can be put in place to prevent accidents in confined spaces. This leads to the benefits of installing a Safe Work System and the equipment that can be used to make the environment safer. We also look at the way communications, ventilation, and accessibility can be improved in a work environment.
In Module four, we detail the procedures and equipment that are essential or helpful during an accident or emergency. This covers the way in which the workforce should interact with emergency services and the importance of first aid. The module also looks at fire safety and useful training in greater detail.