What you need to do

The Health and Safety Executive states that wherever possible you should avoid carrying out tasks in confined spaces. Where this is not possible, you must assess the risks of the particular confined space and plan how you will control those risks.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for anybody who will be working in, or at, a confined space where the risk assessment has classified the confined space as medium risk.

Aims and Objectives

This qualification is safe entry into confined spaces using compressed air escape breathing apparatus as part of the planned means of self-rescue. It also focuses on the delegates ability to work as a team member and make confined space entries which have been risk assessed and classified by Water UK confined space enteries classification scheme.

  • Prepare to enter a confined space
  • Enter and exit a confined space.
  • Emergency exit from a confined space.
Course Outline
  • Preparing to enter a confined space.
  • Entering and exiting a confined space.
  • Dealing with emergencies and giving emergency aid.
  • Acting as top man entry point controller.
  • Select, check and deploy equipment.
  • Establish a safety zone at the access and egress point.
  • Establish and maintain an appropriate communication system.
  • Set out and interpret atmosphere monitors.
  • Maintain safe working procedures for the work being done.
  • Use compressed air breathing apparatus.
  • Follow emergency procedures.
  • Provide emergency aid to non-breathing unconscious casualty.

On successful completion of this course, candidates will be issued with a photo ID card and a City & Guilds Certificate which is valid for 3 years.


2 Days


Bury St Edmunds