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:
- Access shafts
- Aircraft wings
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.