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High Risk Confined Spaces

How to work safely in high risk confined spaces when a specified risk cannot be eliminated or controlled to an acceptable level, and when respiratory protection (breathing apparatus) is required. Candidates will experience an environment containing one or more of the specified risks (fire / explosion; loss of consciousness from an increase in body temperature; loss of consciousness or asphyxiation from gas, fume, vapour or lack of oxygen; drowning from an increase in the level of liquid and asphyxiation of any person from a free flowing solid). Entry to the confined space may involve complex entry procedures. It will entail the use of breathing apparatus. CITB Approved Training Organisation.

Key Facts

  • Duration – 3 days
  • Assessment - written and practical
  • Instructor/candidate ratio – 1:10 (plus a C&G assessor if required)
  • Award alignment - aligns with Working in High Risk Confined Spaces Level 2 Award (6150-03 – Water & 6150-53 – Non-Water) _ Accreditation - MRS Training & Rescue certificate or City & Guilds 6150 qualification
  • Lifespan – 3 years
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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course delegates will be able to

  • Prepare to enter and work safely in high risk confined spaces
  • Enter and exit confined spaces safely
  • Prepare and use breathing apparatus in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications
  • Use equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions
  • Follow procedures and work safely
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Work with others
  • Use general knowledge for working in high risk confined spaces and their environments

Additional Course Details

Mobile training unit

At MRS Training and Rescue, we take pride in being able to offer our mobile training unit (mtu) for confined space training and capability assessments. Our we-come-to-you training solution is brought to life through two levels of crawl paths (30m), ladder access to the roof, a guarded rail rack, and multiple areas of entry/exit – including a 3.1m vertical pathway. In addition to the settings provided, we also supply high-risk equipment to accentuate a realistic confined space environment.

Our unique mobile unit strengthens purpose-built training facilities in each of our stationary stations, delivering City and Guilds accredited `Confined Space` (and related `Refresher`) courses in conjunction with a wide range of alternative health & safety training options. The mobile unit suits utilities, manufacturing and marine industries, with time- or location-sensitive necessities – which is available for bookings anywhere in the UK. Not only is our mobile unit cost-effective, we’re content in knowing that onsite training is now in reach of SME’s (on both a physical and financial level) – and is not dependent on specific dates or seat availability.

The high-quality mobile units allows us to bring bespoke high-risk confined training to your site. Our course is designed to simulate how to prepare for entry and how to work in confined spaces safely. Candidates that take part in our mobile training course will experience a high-risk environment containing at least one of the declared risks – this could include anything from a fire/explosion to raised water levels / complex entry procedures. This particular high-risk course will require participants to use breathing apparatus. 

We’re proud to offer custom confined space training services that help keep people safe when working in challenging spaces. Our courses comply with current regulations of the National Occupational Standards and confined space regulations 1997. In addition to the training, we’re able to offer assessments and award participants with a City and Guilds approved certification upon completion.

If you’re looking for alternative training options, please take a look at our range of health and safety courses.


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