Working in Confined Spaces

List Price: £25.00
Duration: 35 mins

A ‘confined space’ is defined as anywhere that is substantially enclosed (although not necessarily entirely), where a person may be at risk from injury from hazardous substances or lack of oxygen. 

Every year, UK workers are injured or killed working in confined spaces, as this kind of work can be extremely dangerous if the correct procedures are not followed.

This programme explains what confined spaces are, why they can be dangerous, what the law says must be done in a confined space situation at work, and how the risks can be minimised. It covers the different kinds of confined spaces, as well as how to perform proper risk assessments and understand correct emergency procedures.

Confined Spaces training is particularly important for those working in Construction, Installation/Maintenance and Manufacturing (as well as anyone carrying out repair work or working with potentially dangerous substances in a poorly ventilated areas.)

Key Features & Benefits of this Course:

  • Complete this course online in just 35 minutes
  • Essential training for anyone working in enclosed or poorly ventilated spaces
  • Comply with The Confined Space Regulations 1997
  • End of course test and printable certificate
  • Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available

Working in Confined Spaces Course Contents:

  1. Confined Spaces

  2. What is the definition of a confined space? And why are they dangerous? This section answers these questions, covering dangers such as - flammable atmospheres, hazardous atmospheres, hazardous temperatures, drowning and asphyxiation.

    It also looks at dangers specific to using particular equipment or substances and dangers associated with particular types of work.

  3. Legal Duties and Responsibilities

  4. In this section we look at who is responsible for employees' safety.

    We look at emergency rescue plans, risk assessment, the Confined Spaces Regulations, permits and Safe Systems of Work.

  5. Preparing for Entry

  6. Before entering a confined space there are important checks that must be done. The atmosphere must be tested - the oxygen levels must be within safe limits and the same goes for flammability and toxicity levels too.

    We look at purging and ventilation, isolation, cleaning and lighting.

    Finally it looks at the equipment that might be needed - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE).

Test & Certificate

This Working in Confined Spaces training programme concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.


The Confined Space Regulations 1997 apply where the assessment identifies risks of serious injury from work in confined spaces. These regulations contain the following key duties:

  • Avoid entry to confined spaces, e.g. by doing the work from the outside;
  • If entry to a confined space is unavoidable, follow a safe system of work; and
  • Put in place adequate emergency arrangements before the work start

The Regulations give effect as respects Great Britain to points 6.2 and 6.3 of Part A of Annex IV to Council Directive 92/57/EEC (OJ No. L245, 26.8.92, p.6) on the implementation of minimum safety and health requirements at temporary or mobile construction sites.

Other legal documents that further support the requirement for adequate working in confined spaces training are:

  1. Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  2. Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
  3. Respiratory Protective Equipment at Work HSG53
  4. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 1992
  5. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998
  6. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  7. Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
  8. Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
  9. Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002
  10. Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
  11. Work at Height Regulations 2005
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Duration: 35 mins

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