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Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces


Course Information

Medium Risk Confined Space Course - Ensuring you are competent to work in medium-risk spacesDate of Next Course: Weds 22nd - Thurs 23rd September

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Venue: HFR Solutions Training Centre, Fireservice Headquarters, Hessle, Nr Hull

Duration: Two Days

Validation: Three Years

Awarding Body: Trained to National Occupational Standards

To give individuals a thorough understanding of the dangers of working in a Medium Risk confined space, where there may be a specified risk present. The course is a blend of theory and practical learning, working to National Occupational Standards and is designed to ensure personnel comply with the Confined Space Regulations 1997. Personnel will gain the skills and knowledge to work in medium risk confined space, operate a Safe System of Work, and carry out basic self and assisted rescue including use of Escape Breathing Apparatus in a hazardous environment.


 Current confined space legislation  Recognition of confined spaces
 Dangers associated with these areas  Hazardous atmospheres
 Use of multi-gas monitors  Human respiratory system
 Risk assessments  Permits to work
 Safe systems of work for entry into confined space  Methods of communication
 Disease and personal hygiene associated with confined spaces  Use of self-contained escape breathing apparatus 
 Emergency procedures  Rescue and recovery of casualties
 Course assessment and feedback  


Confined Space Related Equipment

For any maintenance or infrastructure work undertaken within a confined space area, the correct equipment must be always used to ensure you comply to relevant health and safety legislation, project work is undertaken in a safe manner and controlled environment and providing the contractor, employee or technician with the confidence to undertake their work safely. Essential equipment for confined space working should include:

 Breathing apparatus (Escape sets/airline/SCBA)  Communications (Radios)
 Entry and exit logs  Multi-gas monitors
 Portable lighting (Intrinsically safe/ATEX approved)  PPE (Helmet, gloves, harness, RPE etc)


Course Benefits

HFR Solutions CIC Medium-Risk comprehensive two-day training course will upskill your employees and provide them with the skills and knowledge to work in a medium risk confined space environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upskilled employees and contractors - Better knowledge and confidence for working in medium risk confined space working environments
  • Better prepared - Delegates will be able to identify medium risk confined space and respond in the event of an incident or emergency
  • Specialist knowledge - Such as how to operate escape breathing apparatus and undertake self and assisted rescue plans
  • Rescue techniques - Will be able to undertake self and assisted rescue techniques
  • Equipment use - Identify the equipment needed for confined space entry
  • Able to apply safe systems of work - Implement best practice working processes and work safely in confined spaces
  • Increased capabilities - qualified teams, employees and contractors
  • Legislation - Hold a better understanding of how industry legislation effects confined space working areas

Relevant Legislation

For contractors and employees undertaking work within a confined space environment, it may be well worth checking out the following legislation;

Confined Space Regulations 1997

Confined Spaces and Machinery

  • Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
  • Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992
  • Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

Required Equipment

  • Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992

Risk Assessments

  • Management of Health & Safety at Work regulations 1992

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"We learnt a lot regarding the equipment we needed to invest in for greater efficiency, for example, the type of winches needed for use in confined space & rescue. Going through the confined space entry and rescue training also allowed us to assess our equipment and use HFR Solutions CIC´s experience in getting it improved and renewed".

Neil Hardy, Safety Officer, Synthomer

Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces

Course Code: CS02

Location - HFR Solutions Training Centre, Hessle

Duration - 2 Days

Closed Course Information

Price per course - £2904.00 + VAT

Max 10 delegates

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