Working in Confined Spaces

Working in Confined Spaces



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Working in Confined Spaces

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.

Course Objectives

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.

Course Content

Relevant legislation
Confined spaces – what are they?
Gaseous atmospheres
The air that we breathe
Gas monitors
Pre-use checks and applications
Legal responsibilities
Safe systems at work
Code of practice, including permits to enter
Hygiene and health (incorporating an overview of First Aid)
Personal protective equipment
Breathing apparatus
Types and introduction to the escape set
Cost of an accident in a confined space
Case studies
Practical work and simulated emergency reactions

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