Working in confined spaces exposes an individual to a multitude of potential hazards, some of which threaten injury and, in some instances, death. It follows then that specialist training and assessment is required to equip those undertaking work in these environments with the necessary skills and competencies to assess risks, control hazards and perform respective work in a safe mode. The confined space high risk top person course is a great step toward management.
The two defining features of a confined space, according to regulation, are:
- The space is enclosed
- The presence of a specified risk
Upon identifying a confined space a person(s) must undertake a risk assessment to determine the nature of specified hazards that could be encountered and the probability of encountering them. This will then lead to the classification of the confined space at low, medium or high risk and trigger the use of equipment and procedures appropriate to the confined space environment.
This course aims to ensure candidates are aware of the potential risks involved in working in confined spaces against the National Occupational Standard (NOS). Candidates will receive a realistic experience using our purpose built confined space training complex.
This course is for a top person in a high risk confined spaces environment that also extends to interpretation, supervision and coordination for the team and the work being undertaken in the confined space during both planned work and emergency situations. This course does not qualify to a supervisory/management level, which is reflective of planning and overall accountability. Completion of this course does not make the candidate competent to enter/work in a confined space.