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Working in High Risk Confined Spaces Course Introduction

We have developed a Confined Space Training Programme to cover work in all classifications of Confined Space. 

The Confined Space Training Programme is a structured programme designed for those personnel who are required to:

    1.  Carry out the duty as a Confined Space:
      –  CS
      Entry Supervisor
      –  CS Attendant (Top Man)
      –  CS Entrant

      –  Responsible Person

Working in High Risk Confined Spaces Course Design.

The Working in High Risk Confined Space Course is designed for all employees who

High Risk Course Content

The course consists of:

Session 01 Confined Space Introduction.
Session 02 Confined Space & other relevant legislation and ACOP
Session 30 Confined Space Classification
Session 04 Confined Space Recognition
Session 50 Confined Space Accidents
Session 06 Confined Space Hazards
Session 07-01 Rescue Harness & Retrieval Equipment
Session 07-02 Escape Breathing Apparatus & Oxygen re-breathers
Session 07-03 Ancillary equipment (Lighting, ventilation, communication, etc)
Session 07-04 Gas Detection Equipment (Portable Single & Multi Gas)
Session 07-05 Respirators
Session 07-06 Full Duration (Working) Breathing Apparatus
Session 07-07 Breathing Apparatus Airline
Session 07-08 Rescue Stretchers
Session 07-09 Defibrillators
Session 08 Suspension Syncope.
Session 90-01 Test, don & adjust a Rescue Harness
Session 09-02 Test, set up a Tripod and retrieval device
Session 09-03 Operate & use portable gas detectors
Session 09-04 Winching operations involving tripod and retrieval devices
Session 09-05 Don & doff Escape BA Facemasks
Session 90-06 Assemble, prepare and test a PP10 Escape BA
Session 09-07 Radio operation and use
Session 09-08 Operate and use ventilation equipment
Session 90-09 BA Cylinder connection/disconnection
Session 09-10 Don & doff Full Duration BA Facemasks
Session 09-11 Prepare & Test Full Duration (Working) BA Sets
Session 09-12 Don & Adjust a Full Duration BA Set
Session 09-13 Full Duration BA Familiarisation Exercise
Session 09-14 BA Entry Control Procedures
Session 09-15 Uncovenannted disconnection of a Lung Demand Valve
Session 09-16 Prepare & Test BA Airline equipment
Session 09-17 Operate & Use BA Airline
Session 10 Confined Space Safe Systems of Work
Session 11 Confined Space Emergency Procedures
Session 12 BA Cylinders & durations
Session 13 Face Fit Testing
Session 14 Breathing Apparatus Entry Control Procedures
Session 15 BA Distress to Wearer & RIDDOR

High Risk Course Pre-requisites


Candidates should have completed a Medium Risk CS Course.

High Risk Course Notes

  1. The training detailed on this page is “generic” High Risk CS training.
  2. Course consists of:
    –  Classroom based theory and practical sessions
    –  Practical sessions involving entry into High Risk Confined Spaces
  3. Requirement to complete medical questionnaire
  4. Requirement for PPE
    Candidates should bring their own

    –  Hard Hat
    –  Long sleeve garment
    –  Gloves

    –  Safety Boots
High Risk CS need to use breathing apparatus

Course Venue

For Accredited City & Guilds. Training can only be conducted at:

  • Fire Safety Trainer practical training premises.
    Details of these can be found on the contact page.

Course Duration

Accredited Training   3 Days
City and Guilds Guided Learning Hours.

Non-accredited Training   3 Days
As per our “In House” course.

Course Size

Maximum 8
Minimum 4
Instructor/Candidate ratio  1:4

High Risk Course Assessment

Accredited Training

  • City and Guilds written assessment.
    Formal assessment procedures.
  • Practical assessment to National Occupational Standard for High Risk Confined Spaces recorded in City & Guilds format.

Non-accredited Training

  • In house written tick box questionnaire
  • Practical assessment to National Occupational Standard for High Risk Confined Spaces recorded to our standards

High Risk Course Qualification

Accredited Training

  • Candidates will obtain a City & Guilds certification of successful pass.
  • Certificates will be sent to the company and not to individual candidates and will be valid for 3 years.  

Non-accredited training

  • Candidates will obtain our company certification of successful pass.
  • Option to purchase a High Risk CS Entrant ID Card.
  • Certificates will be sent to the company and not to individual candidates and will be valid for 3 years.

High Risk Course Refresher

Determined by Employer.

Recommend annual refresher training in fitting facemask and wearing BA set.