On average, work in confined spaces kills 15 people every year in the UK across a wide range of industries, from those involving complex plant through to simple storage vessels. In addition, a number of people are seriously injured. Those killed include not only people working in confined space but those who try to rescue them without proper training equipment.
By the end of this course delegates will know about working in confined spaces. It will also teach delegates how to don escape breathing-air apparatus and make a safe exit.
Confined spaces – what are they?
The air that we breathe
Pre-use checks and applications
Safe systems at work
Code of practice, including permits to enter
Hygiene and health (incorporating an overview of First Aid)
Personal protective equipment
Types and introduction to the escape set
Cost of an accident in a confined space
Practical work and simulated emergency reactions
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