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3 day course
Theory 350 minutes
Practical 910 minutes
Assessment 180 minutes

Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

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This high risk confined space training course is designed for those who enter and work in high risk confined spaces. On this course, delegates will learn how to prepare to work safely, enter and exit high risk confined spaces safely, use equipment and tools safely, follow procedures and deal with emergencies. The course includes updated National Occupational Standards and Water UK National Classifications (NC’s). NC4 classification. It is available as a City & Guilds Working in High Risk Confined Spaces Level 2 Award (6160-03) for an additional fee of £60.

During the practical assessment delegates will need to provide their ability to safely enter and work in a high risk confined space wearing breathing apparatus. Learners will also be assessed donning and exiting a confined space under emergency conditions.

Due to the nature of the training course and the emphasis placed on communication, there is only a provision for the assessments to be undertaken in English. Therefore, candidates for this type of training must be able to understand and speak the English language. 

This training course covers what you need to know to work safely in high risk confined spaces. and high risk control entry awareness.

A high risk confined space is a space in which a specified risk cannot be eliminated or controlled to an acceptable level, or where breathing apparatus is required. Entry may involve complex entry procedures and it will entail the use of breathing apparatus. Candidates on this course will complete practical training in a simulated confined space (such as an indoor tunnel) containing one or more specified risks:

  • Fire or 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 liquid levels
  • Asphyxiation from a free flowing solid

Candidates will learn how to:

  • Prepare to work safely in high risk confined spaces
  • Enter and exit high risk confined spaces safely
  • Use equipment and tools safely
  • Follow working procedures and work safely
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Understand the principles of working in high risk confined spaces
  • Understand standard protocols for working in high risk confined spaces
  • High risk control entry awareness

To view the full course timetable click here.

This course is delivered by experienced, highly trained instructors. All of our instructors have worked in hazardous environments and understand the issues and working conditions course attendees may face at work.

A high proportion of our trainers are also real-life rescuers who attend emergency operations in the UK and around the world.

Delegates need to pass a written test and practical assessment to successfully complete this course and receive certification. Those who pass this course can choose to receive an MRS Training & Rescue certification, or for an additional fee, a City & Guilds certificate.

The Working in High Risk Confined Space course aligns with the City & Guilds Working in High Risk Confined Spaces Level 2 Award (6160-03) Accreditation.

Certification lasts for 3 years. If you’re looking to renew your certification, you can opt to take one of our MRS Training & Rescue refresher courses. If you require a City & Guilds certificate you must take the full course again.


Our courses have a maximum of 10 candidates per course. If you wish to train a larger group of employees, contact us to learn more about our bespoke training courses and on-site training units.

1 trainer to 10 candidates (1:10):

  • Theory training
  • Practical training
  • Written test assessment

1 trainer to 5 candidates (1:5)

  • Practical assessment

If you book this course online, you can pay for the course by debit or credit card.

If you wish to pay via an invoice, please enquire about the course and our team will contact you to complete the booking.

Courses start at 8.45am and finishes at about 3.30pm

Yes – all candidates are required to bring the following for practical exercises: • Hard hat • Overalls • Safety footwear • Gloves

Course materials, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

MRS certificates are emailed within a week of the course being completed. City & Guilds certificates are emailed as soon as we receive them (usually within 2 weeks).

Joining instructions are sent by email – which are usually received on the same day but always within 48 hours of booking.

Yes - subject to our terms and conditions.

Yes, free parking is available at all our UK training centres for course candidates.

I have just completed High Risk Confined Space training at MRS Training in Dinas Wales.  The facilities and practical training environment are first class, and I do not think you will find better elsewhere.
Alex Flannigan, Head of Safety - Magnox Oldbury Site
Three excellent days on a 'High Risk Confined Space' course. Thoroughly enjoyed the training provided by Brian and the team. Very well organised and the facilities were perfect for scenario-based training. Not to mention the great coffee and lovely lunches provided. Thanks folks!
Kevin Brown
I have just completed the High Risk Confined space course, Having done this course many years ago with the Fire Brigade, I found that the Instruction was informative at all times, and had specific information at hand, which was a benefit to me. The equipment was up to date and the confined space practice gave you a true to life experience for the ongoing works. Thank you for your efforts.
Paul Yeoman
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The Benefits

  • We are a leading authority in confined space and at height technical rescue and we never rest in our goal to keep people safe.

  • We practice what we preach – our trainers are also operational rescue team members – so have real life stories to make the theory come alive.

  • We deliver best-in-class training so that anyone attending courses leaves capable of applying the knowledge to real-life situations.

  • Most of our courses are highly practical and feedback from delegates is excellent.

  • Nationwide service from our eight Training and Rescue Centres across the UK.

  • Are employed by us and trained to our own exacting standards.

  • Have real-life experience of working in high-risk environments and often share these with candidates.

  • Understand recognised learning styles and quickly adapt their delivery based on the needs of those being trained.

  • Ensure delegates are engaged by punctuating training with tests, quizzes and practical sessions.

  • Where possible, include information specific to delegates’ working practices so they leave ready to apply the learning in their day-to day roles.

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