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Low Risk Confined Spaces

1 day course
205 minutes
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150 minutes

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This low risk confined space training course is for anyone working in a low-risk environment, such as meter pits, valve chambers and stairwells, and includes preparing to enter and work safely, entering and exiting confined spaces safely, using equipment and tools, following procedures, and dealing with emergencies. 

This course is taught at our training centres across the UK – and includes practical training which takes place in simulated confined spaces such as indoor tunnels.

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 low risk confined spaces including how to enter and work safely, how to recognise an emergency has occurred and then how to deal with it. It also includes updated National Occupational Standards and Water UK National Classifications (NC’s).

A low risk confined space is one where there is adequate natural or mechanical ventilation, where access appears simple and unobstructed, and where there is no likely risk of flooding. Examples of low risk confined spaces include pub cellars, valve chambers and stairwells. 

Candidates will learn how to:

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

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

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

Delegates need to pass a written test and a practical assessment to pass this course and receive certification. Those who complete the course can choose to receive an MRS Training & Rescue certificate or for an additional fee, a City & Guilds certificate. The MRS Training & Rescue certification aligns with the City & Guilds Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces Level 2 Award (6160-01).

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.

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
  • Written test

1 trainer to 5 candidates (1:5)

  • Practical training & 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.

What time does the course start and finish?

Courses start at 8.45 am and finishes at about 3.30 pm

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.

“Luke and Leo were very helpful throughout the training course and showed that they both have brilliant knowledge in their field of expertise. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to be trained in confined spaces.” Alex Clinch

“I attended MRS to do Confined Space training and was extremely impressed with the professional but friendly attitude towards training and the high standards of the facility. I'm one of many from my company who have used their services, and all have agreed that they are a high-quality company with an excellent knowledge base.” Lawrence Campbell

“We had a very interactive training session with Derek & Joe from MRS. Derek has a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience which made the delivery of the course more engaging, as he had 'been there and done it!’” Colin Richardson

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