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Confined Space Training Courses

ESS is the market leader in confined space training, training over 35,000 delegates per year, we offer a number of confined space training courses to suit all requirements including City & Guilds courses.

Do you work in confined spaces including vessels, silos, tanks, chambers or other similar environments? Working in confined spaces exposes an individual to a range of potential hazards, some of which result in fatalities.

Our qualified trainers will educate you on the procedures and equipment needed to remain safe when working in a confined space.

Our training facilities include custom-made tunnel labyrinth, ensuring delegates gain quality experience within a safe and controlled environment.

Alternatively we can provide confined space training at your own premises with our mobile confined space training unit.

To book you or a colleague onto one of our accredited training courses, please call our Training Booking Team on 0800 000 346 or email [email protected].

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CS1 - Confined Space Entry With Escape Sets (RoSPA Approved)

COURSE AIMS:

This course is designed to provide delegates that need to enter Confined Spaces and Hazardous Areas with an in-depth understanding of the requirements of the law, associated legislation, Safe Systems of Work and Risk Assessments. This course includes competent use of appropriate Confined Space Equipment and practical assessments covering access, egress and safe working practices in Confined Spaces and Hazardous areas.

To book you or a colleague onto one of our accredited training courses, please call our Training Booking Team on 0800 000 346 or email [email protected].

 

CS2 - Confined Space Entry & Rescue Techniques With Escape Sets (RoSPA Approved)

COURSE AIMS:

This course is designed to provide delegates that need to enter Confined Spaces and Hazardous Areas with an in-depth understanding of the requirements of the law, associated legislation, Safe Systems of Work and Risk Assessments. This course includes competent use of appropriate Confined Space Equipment and practical assessments covering access, egress and safe working practices in Confined Spaces and Hazardous areas.

To book you or a colleague onto one of our accredited training courses, please call our Training Booking Team on 0800 000 346 or email [email protected].

 

Confined Space Entry & Management Level

COURSE AIMS:

Designed for Managers and Supervisors who require a good in-depth working knowledge of confined space working procedures and equipment but are not required to enter or work in confined spaces as part of their duties.

To book you or a colleague onto one of our accredited training courses, please call our Training Booking Team on 0800 000 346 or email [email protected].

 

City & Guilds 6160 02 Level 2 Award in Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces

Entrant only. 2-day course – must be carried out before undertaking any other unit

This course is designed to provide delegates that need to enter confined spaces and hazardous areas with an in-depth understanding of the requirements of the law, associated legislation, safe systems of work and risk assessments. This course is specifically for entrants and includes competent use of appropriate confined space equipment and practical assessments covering access, egress and safe working practices in confined spaces and hazardous areas.

Course Content
• Identifying a low risk confined space
• Preparing to enter and exit a confined space
• Emergency exit from a confined space
• Permit control
• How to complete pre-entry gas checks

This qualification focuses on the delegate's ability to enter and work in low-risk confined spaces which have been risk assessed and designated NC1 with the Water UK scheme.

The delegates will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Verify isolation from risk
  • 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 work being done

This qualification has been designed by City & Guilds to meet the requirements of Water UK and is water-industry specific.

To book you or a colleague onto one of our accredited training courses, please call our Training Booking Team on 0800 000 346 or email [email protected].

City & Guilds 6160-03 Level 2 Award in High Risk Confined Space

Entrant only. 3-day course – must be carried out before undertaking Level 3 6160 07 & 6160 08

This course is about working in confined spaces that have non-standard entries which, in consequence, make rescue difficult. It is likely that a hazard will be present at some time during the entry. Entry may involve complex entry procedures and there will be work-specific controls and rescue arrangements. It will entail the use of a self-contained open-circuit breathing apparatus, specialist detection equipment, and resuscitation equipment.

Course Content - Theory

  • Legislation and dangers associated with confined spaces/
    hazardous spaces
  • Recognition of confined spaces NC1, NC2 and NC3
  • Safe systems of work, work permits and risk assessments
  • Emergency procedures
  • Understand SSOW
  • Control safe entry and exit to the confined space including pre-entry brief to the entry team
  • Implement emergency arrangements effectively
  • Understand the need for incident reporting

Course Content - Practical

  • Safe use of confined space equipment including SCBA
  • Pre-entry safety checks
  • Practical assessment
  • Emergency procedures
  • Equipment care and maintenance regimes

To book you or a colleague onto one of our accredited training courses, please call our Training Booking Team on 0800 000 346 or email enquiries.ess@vpplc.com.

City & Guilds 6160-04 Level 3 Award in Control Entry and Arrangements for Confined Spaces

3-day course – Must be assessed against a high-risk activity

This course is designed for candidates who will be responsible for controlling entry and arrangements for confined spaces at the point of work without actually entering them.

Course Content - Theory

  • Legislation and dangers associated with confined spaces/hazardous spaces
  • Recognition of confined spaces NC1, NC2 and NC3
  • Safe systems of work, work permits, and risk assessments
  • Emergency procedures
  • Understand SSOW
  • Control safe entry and exit to the confined space including pre-entry brief to the entry team
  • Implement emergency arrangements effectively
  • Understand the need for incident reporting

Course Content - Practical

  • Safe use of confined space equipment including SCBA
  • Pre-entry safety checks
  • Practical assessment
  • Emergency procedures
  • Equipment care and maintenance regimes

To book you or a colleague onto one of our accredited training courses, please call our Training Booking Team on 0800 000 346 or email [email protected].

City & Guilds 6160 05 Level 3 Award in Supervising Teams Undertaking Work in Confined Spaces

2-day courseMust be qualified to the level of risk which is being managed

This module is for supervisors of more than one activity. The delegate will supervise confined spaces and plan and allocate activities for a team. The person will be responsible for pre-entry procedures, entry into and exit from the confined space, selection of personnel, maintaining communications, and initiating and controlling emergency procedures.

Course Content - Theory

  • Plan and prepare emergency operations for a rescue team
  • Mobilise and supervise direct entry and exit to the confined space
  • Supervise safe use of safety equipment including harness, winches etc
  • Learn how to deal with emergencies
  • Monitor a rescue team to ensure procedures are followed
  • Understand the principles of working as a rescue team leader including duties and responsibilities
  • Learn to work within a safe system of work

Course Content - Practical

  • Safe use of confined space equipment
  • Pre-entry safety checks
  • Practical assessment
  • Emergency procedures
  • Equipment care and maintenance regimes
  • Arrange for all equipment to be available prior to entering the site
  • Carry out a site/task specific risk assessment
  • Allocate activities to a competent work team
  • Brief the work team on the nature of the specific confined space
  • Confirm all team members know and understand their roles
  • Plan the worksite safety zone and carry out checks
  • Confirm communications systems are set up, tested, and working before the team move away from the entry point

To book you or a colleague onto one of our accredited training courses, please call our Training Booking Team on 0800 000 346 or email [email protected].

City & Guilds 6160 06 Level 4 Award in Planning, Managing andReviewing the Legislative and Safety Compliance for Working in Confined Spaces

47 hours guided learning including 4-days face-to-face and assignments on confined space applicable to the candidates workplace

This unit focuses on planning, organising and managing work safely in confined spaces including legislative roles and responsibilities, health and safety considerations, and equipment requirements. 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. The manager cannot enter the confined space.

Course Content - Theory

  • Legislation and dangers associated with confined spaces/
    hazardous areas
  • Recognition of confined spaces NC1, NC2, NC3 and NC4
  • Safe system of work, work permits, and risk assessments
  • Emergency procedures

Course Requirements

  • Must have a working knowledge of confined space management
  • Must have a previous understanding of course content – theory
  • Must be able to pass a pre-course exam
  • Must have the ability to create a full safe system of work on two
    live confined spaces
  • Must have the ability to audit and review company documentation

Course Recommendations

  • C&G 6160 02, 03, 05 – Medium, High Risk, and Rescue
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • NEBOSH General Certificate

To book you or a colleague onto one of our accredited training courses, please call our Training Booking Team on 0800 000 346 or email [email protected].

City & Guilds 6160 07 Level 3 Award in Direct Emergency Rescue and Recovery in Confined Spaces (Rescue Team Leader)

1-day course

This module is for delegates who have responsibility for the activities of a rescue or recovery team operating in confined spaces. This may include rescue team leaders, coordinators, entry controllers/top person or supervisors whose responsibilities include leading the rescue and recovery of casualties, planning and preparing for emergency operations, mobilising rescue teams, monitoring and managing rescue activities, delivering reporting, and securing sites after incidents or emergencies.

Course Content - Theory

  • Plan how to prepare emergency operations for rescue teams
  • Mobilise a rescue team and direct entry and exit to the confined space
  • Understand the requirements relating to safety escape and emergency equipment, including taking ownership for ensuring all is available on site prior to work commencing
  • Understand rescue team leader duties and responsibilities including sharing emergency arrangements with the rescue team

Course Content - Practical

  • Prepare a rescue team for a standby
  • Select & allocate correct equipment
  • Practical team leader exercises
  • Incident reporting procedures
  • Theoretical and practical assessment

To book you or a colleague onto one of our accredited training courses, please call our Training Booking Team on 0800 000 346 or email [email protected].

City & Guilds 6160-08 Level 3 Award in Working as a Member of a Rescue and Recovery Team in Confined Spaces

 3-day course

This course is designed for delegates to obtain the skills and knowledge required to carry out safe rescue procedures within the Water UK categories, low, medium and high risk confined spaces, including using compressed air, self-contained breathing apparatus as a planned means of assisted rescue. 

Course Content - Theory

  • Prepare to work safely in confined spaces under emergency conditions
  • Enter and exit confined spaces safely
  • Write and understand risk assessments for safe entry and retrieval of casualties from a confined space

Course Content - Practical

  • Use and interpret gas monitors to verify safe atmospheres
  • Understand the properties of gasses and the occurrence of bad atmospheres
  • Correct fitting and how to check ancillary safety equipment such as harnesses winches etc
  • How to build, don and doff self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Work within a safe system of work
  • React positively as a team in a potentially dangerous situation
  • Use appropriate behaviour for carrying out emergency rescue and recovery of causalities from confined spaces including handing over to emergency services.
  • Use appropriate water industry knowledge for carrying out emergency rescue and recovery of casualties from confined spaces