Confined Space Training

Course Name: Safety in Confined Spaces – What Everyone Needs to Know

Ensure employees understand how to protect themselves and others when working in confined spaces with our Confined Space Training course. This IIRSM-approved course teaches users the essentials of safe working in confined spaces, including how to spot hazards and use risk controls effectively. It also outlines procedures to follow in emergency situations.

Course Details:

Single Module

Approximately 25 minutes

Online assessment

Access on mobile and laptop

IIRSM-approved certificate

Certificate valid for three years

Learning Outcomes:

Identify hazards when working in a confined space

Understand confined space risk assessments and control measures

Learn safety procedures and other hazard prevention practices

Know how to navigate confined spaces in an emergency

Familiarise yourself with emergency procedures

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Confined Space Awareness e-Learning Course

£25.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 14 £25.00
15 - 24 £22.00
25 - 34 £20.00
35 - 44 £18.00
45 - 59 £15.00
60 - 69 £14.00
70 - 89 £12.00
90 - 99 £10.00
100 - 200 £9.50

About Confined Space Course

Confined spaces are enclosed areas where workers face potential risks such as hazardous substances or a lack of oxygen. Working in these spaces can be dangerous if risks are not adequately assessed and controlled.

Our Confined Space Training course develops awareness of hazards, related safety measures and emergency response procedures. The training programme also covers the importance of confined space entry permits and the use of safety equipment. It enables workers to minimise risks and protect themselves and others while operating in confined spaces.

The course certificate proves users have knowledge of safe working in confined spaces. It does not qualify the user as competent to work in confined spaces.

Why Is Confined Spaces Training Important?

Approximately 15 workers die every year in the UK as a result of confined space accidents.

Employees working in confined spaces are vulnerable to a wide range of hazards. These hazards include fire and asphyxiation from reduced oxygen levels or toxic fumes. Depending on the type of work, they may also face the possibility of drowning.

Risk levels are increased by difficulty navigating or evacuating confined spaces if an incident occurs. Emergency responders may also struggle to gain access or rescue injured workers.

Employees working in confined spaces must be aware of the specific risks and understand how to control them. They must also know what to do in an emergency.

Confined Space Awareness Training helps workers understand the hazards and risks involved with confined space work. It also develops an understanding of emergency procedures and supports compliance with regulations.

Are You Aware of Your Responsibilities?

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers are responsible for ensuring the safety of employees. This duty extends to employees working in confined spaces and is reinforced by The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997.

If your employees work in confined spaces, you must:

  • Identify confined spaces and assess and manage associated risks
  • Provide confined space training for employees
  • Inform workers about potential hazards and safety measures
  • Ensure employees are competent to work in confined spaces safely
  • Establish procedures for entry, work and exit from confined spaces
  • Supply appropriate safety equipment and tools for confined space work
  • Assign qualified supervisors to oversee confined space operations
  • Plan for confined space emergencies

Course Outline

Single Module

Approximately 25 minutes

This course contains the following sections:

  • What Are Confined Spaces
  • Hazards Associated with Working in Confined Spaces
  • Oxygen Deficiency
  • Toxic Gas
  • Free-flowing Materials
  • Presence of Liquids
  • Flammable Substances
  • Excessive Heat
  • Pre-work Risk Assessment
  • Guard Against Fire and Explosions
  • Ensure Your Air Supply
  • Watch Out for Heat Stress
  • Isolate the Area
  • Make Sure You Can See
  • Emergency Procedures

Why Choose Online Confined Space Training with Human Focus?

Study anytime & in bite-size sessions

More affordable than in-person training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Develops awareness of the risks and controls of confined space work

Explains critical emergency procedures

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Confined Space Training Certification

confined space awareness course certificate

End of Course Assessment

Users must complete an assessment before earning their certification.

The end-of-course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass.

What Does My Certificate Include?

The Confined Space Training course certificate includes the trainee’s name, company name, course name, date of completion, expiry date and name of the approval body.

An IIRSM-approved certificate will be available for download and printing instantly upon course completion.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A confined space is a totally or partly enclosed area with limited access. It is not designed for continuous occupation and those entering it are at increased risk of asphyxiation, fire, drowning, loss of consciousness or explosions, depending on the nature of the space.

Examples include manholes, storage containers, silos, tunnels and vaults.

Yes. The course level depends on the individual’s role and responsibilities and the complexity of the operations in which they will be involved.

Courses range from basic awareness for understanding hazards to advanced training for those responsible for planning, managing or performing confined space operations. The advanced courses cover topics such as rescue techniques, atmospheric monitoring and confined space entry training.

Anyone who has to work in or around confined spaces should take this course. This includes construction workers, maintenance personnel, utility workers and industrial workers.

It should be noted this is an awareness-level course and does not certify users as competent for confined space work.

The course covers the fundamentals of safe working in confined spaces, including hazards, safety measures and emergency procedures. It also covers the importance of entry permits and the use of standard safety equipment.

The confined space course comprises a single module and takes about 25 minutes to complete.

Confined Space Training focuses on hazard identification, risk assessment, entry procedures and safety protocols for working in confined spaces.

Confined space rescue training addresses techniques, equipment and procedures for rescuing individuals from confined spaces in emergency situations.

The specific confined space training course you need depends on your job requirements. This is an awareness-level course that covers the basics of safe working in confined spaces. It is not specific to any industry and does not qualify you as competent to work in confined spaces on its own.

Confined space training is a safety requirement for workers who enter or work in confined spaces. Repeating training every one to two years is recommended to refresh your knowledge and stay updated with the latest information.

All Human Focus courses are accredited or approved by an independent health and safety body to guarantee quality and accuracy. This Confined Space Training course is approved by IIRSM (the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management).

Yes. After completing training and assessment, participants receive an IIRSM-approved certificate.

The confined space certification is valid for three years. After this, it’s necessary to retake the course to renew your certification and update your knowledge.

Absolutely. You can explore the e-learning platform, get course previews and see how easy online training can be. Speak to one of our sales team or click here to arrange your free trial of our Confined Space Training programme.