Enter and Work in Confined Spaces



Enter and Work in Confined Spaces

Duration 1 Day (8 Hours)

Maximum Students: 6

This course is appropriate for those working in operational roles where they are required to enter and work in confined spaces.

This unit provides participant’s with the skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

After successfully completing this course, applicants will have completed off-the-job training during which the following key theoretical and practical competencies were covered in relation to the Safe Entry and working in Confined Spaces:

  • The requirements of AS 2865-2009

  • Definitions of a confined space

  • Roles of personnel involved in working in a confined space

  • What defines a person as having entered a confined space

  • Duties of a stand-by person

  • Duties of a confined space permit issuer

  • Duties of a Permit Holder

  • Gas testing requirements, when and by whom

  • Common gases found in confined spaces and the physical properties these gases

  • Effects of these gasses on the body and treatment of persons that have been exposed to them

  • Types of asphyxiates and effects of oxygen depletion

  • NOSHC Exposure limits, STEL and TWA

  • Pre-entry requirements, isolations, emergency plans, ventilation, communication

  • Demonstrating of gas testing of a confined space

  • Practical isolation of energy sources and placing locks and tags on a confined space

  • Completing a confined space entry permit and standby / entrant log

  • Two or three separate entries of a confined space

  • Completion of a risk assessment/JSA/JHA for a confined space

  • Practical training for the role of a standby person

  • Use of rescue systems for a confined space

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors.  

The course comprises a written theory assessment, followed by a practical assessment. Participants need to have a strong command of the English language in order to complete the written assessment for these courses.