Who is the course for?
This an awareness eLearning course and is aimed at individuals required to carry out a work task in a confined space.
Is previous experience required?
You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course and it is assumed that you are competent in your designated role.
How will the course benefit me?
There are many different hazards that may be present in a confined space, such as low oxygen levels and flammable or toxic gases. This course will give you a basic understanding of the hazards involved in confined space entry and the measures that can be taken to prevent incidents.
The knowledge gained in this course will help you to stay safe when working in a confined space. It will also indicate the actions to be taken in the event of an emergency.
How will the course benefit my company?
By ensuring you are fully aware of the potential dangers of working in a confined space, you help to ensure that activities in confined spaces are carried out safely. As many injuries and fatalities related to confined spaces affect rescuers, knowing how to safely carry out a rescue operation can help to reduce these incidents, saving lives and improving workplace safety.
What standards are referenced in the course?
This course does not refer to specific legislation or standards but is written to current HSE guidelines and industry best practices.
Is there an assessment?
Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 80%.
End of course assessment with an 80% pass mark.
This course is CPD accredited. Established in 1996, The CPD Certification Service is the largest and leading independent CPD accreditation organisation working across all industry sectors. www.cpuk.co.uk
This course is RoSPA approved. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has been working towards their vision for life, free from serious accidental injury, since 1916. RoSPA approval offers quality assurance, increasing credibility with customers, the public and staff, and ensuring that the safety content of courses is correct. www.rospa.com
Stuart Halliday, a CMIOSH-approved HSE professional gives us some of his key takeaways to consider when involved in Confined Space Entry.