Working in Confined Spaces Training

This essential Working in Confined Spaces Training programme is for anyone who works in an enclosed or poorly ventilated areas, where there may be a lack of oxygen or danger from hazardous substances.

  • Duration 35 mins
  • Approval CPD, RoSPA

Key Features

  • Complete in just 35 minutes
  • CPD & RoSPA approved training
  • Provides printable certificates after end-of-course test
  • Show commitment to The Confined Spaces Regulations
  • Animation supported by excellent graphics

Confined Spaces in Construction

Most confined spaces were never meant to have people inside them often, or for long periods of time. They weren’t designed for human comfort, so anyone entering a confined space may face hazards and risks. It can be extremely dangerous.

This working in confined spaces training course explains what the hazards are, and what measures to take to minimise the risks, so that people who work in confined or enclosed places will be better prepared to keep themselves and those around them safe.

It looks at what the law (The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997) says you must do in a confined space situation at work.

It covers rescue plans, responsibilities and safe sytems of work.

Also working at heights? You may find our Working at Heights Training helpful. 

Who is our Working in Confined Spaces Training for?

Our Working in Confined Spaces training is particularly suitable for those (although not limited to) working in construction, installation and manufacturing, as these people are more likely to be working in confined spaces and poorly ventilated areas. Our course is suitable for all levels of staff - employees, managers and supervisors.

Examples of confined spaces

A confined space is defined as an enclosed or partially enclosed space that is not primarily designed for human access. A space can also be ‘confined’ if its entrance or exit is restricted, either by means or size.

A few examples of confined spaces include:

  • Silos
  • Vats
  • Vaults
  • Sewers
  • Pipes
  • Access shafts
  • Aircraft wings
  • Manholes
  • Hoppers
  • Tanks

The dangers of working in confined spaces

Working in confined spaces can be extremely dangerous - most confined spaces aren’t even designed for human access! One of the most common dangers of working in a confined space is the atmosphere becoming oxygen deficient, this can lead to asphyxiation which results in either unconsciousness and in more serious cases even death.

Other dangers include:

  • Fires or explosions
  • Increase in temperature
  • Increase in water levels
The dangers of working in confined spaces

Why is training required?

For the reasons stated above! Working in confined spaces poses many risks and training is required to ensure best practices are carried out and the highest possible levels of safety are maintained.

Working in Confined Spaces Course Contents

  1. Why are confined spaces so dangerous? - Covers dangers like hazardous and flammable atmospheres and drowning.
  2. Legal duties and responsibilities - We look at who’s responsible for employees safety in confined spaces.
  3. Preparing for entry - There are many important checks to be carried out before you enter a confined space.
Confined tunnel with ladder in dark lighting