Every year in Ireland and the UK people are killed whilst working in confined spaces. Accidents occur across a broad range of industries, and rescuers operating without proper training or equipment are frequently among the victims. The hazards involved in such work are serious, and the risks invariably high, so appropriate training is vital and a legal requirement.
This course provides for all the core aspects of working and staying safe in confined spaces and covers all the main training outcomes such as:
- Definition of confined space and examples
- Understand the legal requirements
- Identify the key risks and dangers associated with confined spaces
- Take appropriate action and promote safe workings in confined space
- Implement adequate and suitable emergency procedures before working in a confined space
Why is this training important?
Confined spaces are significantly more hazardous than normal workplaces. The hazards involved may not be unique to confined spaces, but are always exacerbated by the enclosed nature of the confined space. Furthermore there is a propensity for multiple casualties due to the insidious nature of the hazards, so therefore it is important that everyone within the organisation has the knowledge and training awareness to identify the risks and implement adequate strategies.
- An Introduction to Confined Spaces
- Safe Working in Confined Spaces
- Overview of Emergency Procedures