Confined Spaces Entry Courses (Low & Medium Risk) NC1, NC2, NC3 – call 0333 222 4055

Confined Space Low & Medium Risk Entry & Top Person Courses

SOTA or TQUK Accredited 

(Low and Medium Risk) Duration: 1 day

Suitable for:
All personnel who have to enter Low and Medium Risk confined spaces and act as a Top Man/Person (Safety Attendant).

Course Aim:
The aim of this course is to prepare candidates to enter, working and exit low and medium risk confined spaces safely. It involves training on Access Equipment (Tripod & Winch system, Rescue Retrievers), Confined Space Rescue harnesses, Atmospheric monitoring equipment, Ventilation, use of 15 minutes Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus, Confined Space communications, and the duties of the Top Man/Person (Safety Attendant).

The course includes underpinning knowledge of Confined Space Legislation, identification of confined spaces and their associated hazards, awareness of confined space risk assessments, principles of Safe Systems of Work for Confined Space Operations and the legal requirement and importance of a Confined Space Rescue Plan.

Practical exercises are completed using our purpose built confined space training simulator, within which delegates will descend/ascend and traverse a designated confined space, wearing an approved safety harness and breathing apparatus with face mask/hood. Delegates will be expected to crawl through over 36 metres of variably sized and shaped tunnels under various simulated emergency conditions that include; noise, limited light, and variable safe atmospheric conditions including smoke.

This course is delivered within the framework of the National Occupational Standards for Confined Space Training and in accordance with HSE Confined Space Regulations 1997, Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) L101 www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l101.htm

Please Note: This Confined Space Entry Course includes the use of 15 minutes Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus (Escape Set), but does NOT qualify personnel in the use of full breathing apparatus (please see High Risk Entry Course for full BA use).

Course Learning Outcomes and Competences:

  • Prepare to enter and work safely in low and medium risk confined spaces
  • Enter and exit low and medium risk confined spaces safely
  • Prepare and use appropriate escape breathing apparatus in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications
  • Use equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions
  • Follow procedures and work safely
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Use appropriate behaviour for working in low and medium risk confined spaces
  • Use appropriate knowledge for working in low and medium risk confined spaces
  • Apply relevant industry standards for working in low and medium risk confined spaces
  • Prepare to act as top person (safety attendant) for teams working in low and medium risk confined spaces (Top Person course only)
  • Oversee the safe entry to and exit of low and medium risk confined spaces (Top Person course only)
  • Monitor the work team to ensure procedures are followed (Top Person course only)

Certification:
All candidates who successfully complete the course will either receive a SOTA Training digital certificate or a TQUK certificate Level 2 Award for Confined Space Entry (Low & Medium Risk) & Top Person, and a photo site card, valid for three years.

 Booking Form  – call 0333 222 4055

City & Guilds Accredited (Medium Risk)

Duration: 2 days

6150-02: Water Level 2 Award in Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Man) (Entrant) (QCF)

Suitable for:
All personnel who have to enter Medium Risk confined spaces (NC1, NC2 and NC3, examples here) on a Water UK site under the Water UK National Classification for Confined Space Classification.

6150-52: Construction Level 2 Award in Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Man) (Entrant) (QCF)

Suitable for:
All personnel who have to enter Medium Risk confined spaces anywhere other than a Water UK site under the National Occupational Standard for Confined Space Classification.

Course Aim:
The aim of this course is to prepare candidates to enter, working and exit low and medium risk confined spaces safely. It involves training on Access Equipment (Tripods, Rescue Retrievers), Confined Space Rescue harness, Atmospheric monitoring equipment and the use of Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus, and the duties of the Top Person/Safety Attendant.

The course includes underpinning knowledge of Confined Space Legislation, identification of confined spaces and their associated hazards, confined space risk assessments and Safe Systems of Work for Confined Space Operations and the legal requirement and importance of a Confined Space Rescue Plan.

This course is delivered within the framework of the National Occupational Standards for Confined Space Training and in accordance with HSE Confined Space Regulations 1997, Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) L101 www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l101.htm

Please Note: The City & Guilds 6150-02 & 6150-52 Course includes the use of 15 minutes Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus (Escape Set), but does NOT qualify personnel in the use of full breathing apparatus.

Course Learning Outcomes and Competences:

  • Understand the legislation applying to Confined Spaces working
  • Principles of Confined Space Hazards
  • Awareness of Confined Space Risk Assessments
  • Principles of a Permit to Work System
  • Use equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions
  • Understand and demonstrate the duties of the Topman/Safety Attendant
  • Understanding of the principles of Confined Space Communications (methods, types and limitations)
  • Understanding of the Principles and Procedures for Atmospheric Monitoring
  • Understanding the principles of Ventilation (methods, types, limitations)
  • Prepare and use emergency escape breathing apparatus in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications
  • Follow procedures and work safely
  • Prepare to enter, work and exit a Low and Medium risk Confined Space safely
  • Principles of Confined Space Hygiene
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Confined Space Emergencies and how to deal with them

Certification:
All candidates who successfully complete the practical and written test will receive a City & Guilds 6150-02 (Water) 
or City & Guilds 6150-52 Certificate in Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Man) (Entrant) and a SOTA photo site card, valid for three years.

 Booking Form – call 0333 222 4055


City & Guilds Accredited (Low Risk)

6150-01: Water Level 2 Award in Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces (QCF) – Duration: 1 day 

Suitable for:
All personnel who have to enter LOW Risk confined spaces (NC1 only, example here) on a Water UK site under the Water UK National Classification for Confined Space Classification.

6150-51: Construction Level 2 Award in Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces (QCF)

Suitable for:
All personnel who have to enter Low Risk confined spaces anywhere other than a Water UK site under the National Occupational Standard for Confined Space Classification.

Please Note: The 6150-01 & 6150-51 Course does NOT include the use of ANY breathing apparatus.

If required please see the 6150 Medium Risk Course or the Confined Space Entry (Low & Medium Risk) and Top Person Course (SOTA or TQUK Training Certification) above which DO include the use of 15 minutes Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus (Escape Set).

Course Aim:
The aim of this course is to prepare candidates to enter, working and exit low risk confined spaces safely.

The course includes underpinning knowledge of Confined Space Legislation, identification of confined spaces and their associated hazards, confined space risk assessments and Safe Systems of Work for Confined Space Operations and the legal requirement and importance of a Confined Space Rescue Plan.

This course is delivered within the framework of the National Occupational Standards for Confined Space Training.

Course Learning Outcomes and Competences:

  • Understand the legislation applying to Confined Spaces working
  • Principles of Confined Space Hazards
  • Awareness of Confined Space Risk Assessments
  • Principles of a Permit to Work System
  • Use equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions
  • Understanding of the principles of Confined Space Communications (methods, types and limitations)
  • Understanding of the Principles and Procedures for Atmospheric Monitoring
  • Follow procedures and work safely
  • Prepare to enter, work and exit a Low Risk Confined Space safely
  • Principles of Confined Space Hygiene
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Confined Space Emergencies and how to deal with them

Assessment is by practical observation and written test.

Certification:
All persons who successfully complete the practical and written test will receive a City & Guilds 6150-01 (Water) or City & Guilds 6150-51 Certificate in Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces, valid for three years.

 Booking Form – call 0333 222 4055

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