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5 day course
Theory 870 minutes
Practical 1320 minutes
Assessment 360 minutes

Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

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This course is for anyone working in a high risk confined space and for those who need to act as a member of a rescue and recovery team in confined spaces.

The Level 2 award is for those who work 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. NC4 classification. The Level 3 award covers how to be a member of a team for rescue and recovery of casualties from confined spaces should an emergency arise and will include the use of breathing apparatus (RPE).

It is available as a City & Guilds Working in High Risk Confined Spaces Level 2 Award 6160-03 and a Level 3 Working as a Member of a Rescue and Recovery Team in Confined Spaces 6160-08 award, for an additional fee of £120.

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. 

The course combines the Level 2 High Risk and Level 3 Rescue and Recovery awards into one week.

During this highly practical course, delegates will experience an environment containing one or more of the specified risks as identified in the Confined Space regulations. 

The course covers entering and working safely in high risk confined spaces whilst wearing breathing apparatus. It includes risk assessments, action plans, permits to work, monitoring / entry equipment, and how to deal with and perform a rescue from an emergency situation should it arise. It also includes using specialist detection and resuscitation equipment.

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Prepare to work safely in high risk confined spaces
  • Enter and exit confined spaces safely
  • Prepare and use self-contained open circuit breathing apparatus (to manufacturer’s specifications)
  • Prepare and use escape breathing apparatus (to manufacturer’s specifications)
  • Use tools and equipment safely (to manufacturer’s specifications)
  • Follow procedures and safe systems of work
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Oversee safety checks of the entry and rescue team prior to works commencing
  • Enter and exit confined spaces safely as part of a rescue and recovery team
  • Use equipment and tools safely
  • Follow procedures and work safely as a member of a rescue and recovery team
  • Understand the principals of working as a part of a rescue and recovery team
  • Understand standard protocols for working in rescue and recovery teams

To view the full course timetable click here.  

This course is taught by highly experienced instructors. All our trainers have worked in hazardous environments – so they understand the issues and working conditions a delegate may face at work.

Many of our trainers are also real-life rescuers who have been part of emergency operations in the UK and around the world.

This course aligns with the City & Guilds Working in High Risk Confined Spaces Level 2 Award 6160-03 and the Level 3 Working as a Member of a Rescue and Recovery Team in Confined Spaces 6160-08 award.

The training course will conclude with two written tests and two practical assessments. On successful completion of the course, candidates will receive either one MRS certificate or two City and Guilds 6160 Certificates (for an additional fee).

Certification lasts for 3 years.


There will be a maximum of 6 people on this course with an instructor to candidate ratio of 1:6.

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 8.30am and finishes at about 5.00pm.


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.

Excellent facilities. Good all round training from personable staff. Trained by Wayne, he made our high risk confined spaces an enjoyable process. Will definitely be using again.
Jonny Bennett
Superb training facility with highly qualified instructors, nothing was too much trouble, the best confined space training I have ever done (and I've done a few). Oh, and they lay on a quality spread as well, highly recommended.
Derek East
Just done a High Risk Confined Space course and assessment with these guys, can't state enough how good it was, venue is well equipped, staff are awesome and the food was great. Recommend these guys for all your training needs. We will see you soon for our next course. Thanks very much!
Callum Frazer
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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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