Enter and Work in Confined Spaces

This Working in Confined Spaces Training unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.This working in confined spaces certificate is ideal for those working in operational roles undertaking work in confined spaces.

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Working in Confined Spaces Training Course Outline:

This Enter and Work in Confined Space course program specifically aims to give participants the necessary skills, knowledge, and accreditation to safely enter and work in confined spaces.

To gain the working in confined spaces certificate at the conclusion of this training program, participants completing this course will have an understanding of the relevant legislative requirements, Australian Standards, Codes of Practice and the operation and maintenance of safety equipment used for entering and working in confined spaces. 

Includes:

  • RIIWHS202D Enter and Work in Confined Space

Working in Confined Spaces Certificate - Course Content:

  • AS2865 – Confined Space
  • Legislation
  • Enterprise confined space processes and procedures
  • Hazard idenfitcation and management and Risk assessment 
  • Isolation and tagging procedures
  • Confined Space personal protective equipment
  • Gas detection and atmospheric monitoring devices
  • Permit roles and responsibilities
  • Stand-by Person
  • Rescue equipment and procedures
  • Industry case studies

Mode of Delivery

This course is delivered face to face over 1 day which includes classroom theory as well as simulated work environment practical elements.

Who Should Attend?

Any personnel working in or around a confined space such as drains, silos, tanks, trenches etc. People who are undertaking hazard identification or risk assessment in relation to confined spaces, issuing entry permits, acting as Stand-by person, buying equipment for use in confined space or anyone monitoring conditions while work is being carried out. 

Refresher Training

Industry recommendation and best practice recommends high voltage switching refresher training be completed no later than 2 - 3 year intervals.

What Constitutes a "Confined Space"

A “confined space” is defined as an enclosed or partially enclosed space. Such spaces are not usually made for people to work in as they often have poor ventilation which creates an environment within which hazardous atmospheres can fast develop (especially in tight spaces). When it comes to these spaces the dangers posed are not always obvious and can change between entry points.  

Confined space entry happens when someone’s head or upper body enters the space.

Confined spaces are:

  • not made or intended to have people enter and occupy them
  • at (or designed to be at) normal atmospheric pressure while someone is in the space
  • health and safety risks. The risks posed include an atmosphere inside the confined space which creates an unsafe oxygen level, and/or contaminants such as airborne vapours, dust, and gasses which could cause injury from explosion or fire.
  • an engulfment risk
  • prone to harmful concentrations of airborne contaminants

Such hazardous area risks in enclosed or partially enclosed spaces is why its imperative workers hold a confined space entry permit - to understand how to mitigate risks and safely work in a confined space. 

Confined spaces include silos, ducts, chimneys, tanks, trenches, wet or dry wells, vats, pressure vessels, pits, pipes, flues, containers, underground sewers, shafts, tunnels, and other enclosed or partially enclosed structures which meet the “confined space” definition in the model WHS Regulations.

Contact Plumpton Training to find out more about the Working in Confined Space Training Mackay Course and upcoming program dates. 

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