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Medium Risk Confined Spaces

2 day course
290 minutes
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180 minutes

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This medium risk confined space training course is designed for anyone who works in a medium risk environment and includes preparing to work safely, entering, and exiting medium risk confined spaces safely, using equipment and tools safely, following procedures, dealing with emergencies and medium risk control entry awareness. The course includes updated National Occupational Standards and Water UK National Classifications (NC’s).

This course is taught in simulated confined space environments – such as an indoor tunnel – and covers; safe entry, emergency procedures and escape using breathing apparatus. 

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 a medium risk confined space and medium risk control entry awareness.

A medium risk confined space is one where there is a realistic expectation of a specified risk. The course involves working as a team and requires candidates to use environmental monitoring, escape breathing apparatus and access equipment.

Candidates will learn how to:

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

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This course is taught by highly trained and experienced instructors. All of our trainers have real-life experience of working in hazardous environments – which allows them to understand the issues and working conditions candidates might face.

Many of our trainers are also real-life rescuers who attend emergencies across the UK and around the world.

Delegates need to pass a written test and a practical assessment to pass this course and receive certification. Candidates 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 Level 2 Award (6160-02) and also includes medium risk control entry awareness.

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

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
  • 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.

What time does the course start and finish?

Courses start at 8.45am and finish at about 3.30pm

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.

“I needed some ‘not your average’ confined space training for some quite specific tight spaces – I really didn’t want to just learn about A frames! MRS listened to my needs and delivered a great course.”  Hovis Bakery

“Yesterday I attended a confined space course at British Sugar Cantley. I have been having training on confined space working for over 25 years and wanted to say that the course I attended yesterday was by far the best one I have ever attended.” Steve White, Site manager, British Sugar Cantley

“Training Instructors knowledge and delivery was great. The layout of the training facility itself made simulations and practical training both enjoyable and challenging. Will certainly be sending some of our other staff members here for their initial and refresher training.” Shaun Bell

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