Standards for Technical Roles

Confined Space Awareness

Standard Code: 9047

Aim and objectives:

The aim of the Confined Space Awareness Standard is to introduce delegates to the way in which confined spaces are defined and recognised; the specific regulations and guidelines; hazards; control measures; roles and responsibilities, and testing.

The objectives of the Confined Space Awareness Standard are that delegates will be able to understand:

  • Applicable regional legislation and guidelines
  • Confined space definitions and recognition
  • Hazards associated with confined spaces
  • Hazards arising from work conducted in confined spaces
  • Roles and responsibilities for confined space entry including restrictions i.e what certain roles should not do
  • Atmospheric testing in confined spaces
  • Safe Systems of work for confined spaces (incl. PTW where applicable)
  • PPE and RPE and equipment used in confined spaces
  • Communication methods when working in confined spaces
  • Emergency procedures, rescue plans and required equipment

Target audience

This training programme is designed for personnel across the energy sector who require a theoretical understanding and awareness of Confined Spaces, associated hazards and guidance.

Delegate pre-requisites:



3 years

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