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High Risk, Rescue & Recovery from Confined Spaces

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

NB: Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

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£1156

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. 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).

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.

Yes – MRS Training & Rescue is a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO), and this course qualifies for the Tier 1 CITB short course duration grant (£30). If you’re already registered with CITB we do all the necessary paperwork for you, so you automatically receive the payment.

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.

What time does the course start and finish?

Courses start at 8.30am and finishes at about 5.00pm.

Do I need to bring PPE?

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

What is included in the price?

Course materials, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

How long does it take for certificates to arrive?

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

When will I receive my course instructions?

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

Can I change my booking?

Yes - subject to our terms and conditions.

Is there parking?

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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