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. Confined Space management courses provide planning and management for safe confined space entry.
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 focuses on the planning, organising and managing work safely in confined spaces including legislative roles and responsibilities, health and safety considerations and equipment requirements.
This course is designed for managers that are responsible for organising and planning work activities within a confined space. The manager may or may not supervise the actual job.