IOSH Confined Space Safe Entry/Escape using BA


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3 Year(s)


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Course Details

This is our core introduction to confined space access. It is designed to cover the legislation, working practices and safety requirements for access to all types of confined space, and includes the use of single stage vertical access systems (harnesses, winches and tripods to enter shafts or ladder ways). The course covers the use of escape breathing apparatus, gas detection and communication systems.

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Who is the course for?

This particular course embodies the skill and knowledge elements, as part of the requirement for candidates to become competent. All persons who are required to enter simple vertical-access confined spaces as part of their work, for example but not limited to drains, sumps, shafts, trenches, silos and process vessels. This course is IOSH APPROVED.

Further Details

  • Introduction and course overview
  • Legislation/ Definition of a ‘Confined’ space
  • Risk Assessment and hazard identification
  • Atmospheric hazards and gases
  • Principles and use of gas detectors and monitoring
  • Safe systems of work & permits to work
  • Safety equipment and pre-use checks
  • Self rescue using escape BA
  • Practical exercise and assessment
Persons attending this course must be medically fit.

Can all delegates provide their own safety footwear (Steel toe cap boots), and comfortable working clothing. Gloves are mandatory during practical’s please ensure they are brought with you

  • Please ensure you bring a form of ID to verify identity (required by some Awarding Organisations) 
  • A photograph may be required to be taken on the day for ID card issuing purposes
  • We may also take general photographs for social media purposes etc… If you do not wish to be included in any, please inform your instructor

If attending a full day course at our centre, please ensure you contact the office on 01925 21 21 44 7 days prior to attending and let us know if you have any specific food requirements such as allergies

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