Learn about the Principles of Working in Confined Spaces and how to stay safe with this ProTrainings Course.
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Principles of Working in Confined Spaces Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 1-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 2 hours and 7 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • 100% online or add a skill session with a certified instructor
  • Videos include subtitles
£24.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

This ProTrainings Vocational Training Qualification is suitable for those already working or for those wishing to prepare to work in confined spaces. The general principles of working in confined spaces are covered in this qualification, providing the learner with an understanding of key issues relating to working in confined spaces. This qualification also forms a part of the competence qualifications for working in a High and Low-Risk confined space, providing a clear progression route for a learner.

This course is designed to meet the HSE recommendations in the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997

We also offer a regulated version of this course.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Gas contractors
  • Water authorities 
  • Construction 
  • Agriculture
  • Industry
  • Chemical plant
  • Manufacturing

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 2 hours and 7 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

1. Understand how to work within legislation and regulations

1.1 Outline the main principles of health and safety and environmental legislation and regulations
1.2 Explain own responsibility to comply with the main principles of health and safety and environmental legislation and regulations
1.3 Summarise guidance relating to identifying a confined space
1.4 Explain how enclosed areas could become confined spaces due to the presence of a hazard
1.5 Describe hazards that can produce a confined space
1.6 Identify manufacturers’ instructions relating to the use of equipment
1.7 Describe and use local site procedures

2. Understand how to work safely in confined spaces

2.1 Explain how to assess risk for working safely in confined spaces
2.2 Explain how to reduce the risk to an acceptable level for the work to be carried out
2.3 Explain how to prepare and check equipment and tools prior to use

2.4 Explain how to use equipment and tools safely

2.5 Explain the roles within a team working in a confined space

2.6 Explain the precautions to take when working alone

3. Understand how to deal with emergencies
3.1 Explain how emergency situations can arise in a confined space
3.2 Describe the different roles and responsibilities of team members for dealing with emergencies
3.3 Explain how to deal with injuries to personnel and the general public
3.4 Explain how to deal with irregularities and abnormal situations
3.5 Describe different types of emergency situation
3.6 Explain procedures for dealing with emergencies
3.7 Describe communications and reporting systems for emergency situations

4. Apply relevant industry standards for working in low or medium risk confined spaces

4.1 Explain different classification schemes and how to identify the confined space classification
4.2 Explain how to map own organisation’s classifications into National Occupational Standards for confined spaces
4.3 Describe entry procedures for confined spaces
4.4 Explain how to carry out real-time assessment of risks and hazards
4.5 Describe procedures and methods of working suitable to low or medium risk environments and local conditions
4.6 Explain how to monitor conditions and work activity

5. Understand the communication skills needed for efficient working

5.1 Explain how to resolve problems speedily and with the designated personnel where other people or organisations are involved

5.2 Describe communications methods for keeping in contact with other people during work in confined spaces

5.3 Describe reporting systems for routine and non- routine work activities and resolving problems

  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • BOC Oxygen kit leaflet for industry
  • BOC Oxygen kit leaflet for medical
  • Confined Spaces Regulations
  • Confined Spaces Regulations 1997
  • Confined Spaces Regulations 1997. Approved Code of Practice, Regulations and guidance from the HSE
  • Coronavirus COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Essentials of health and safety at work link to HSE website
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 HSE document
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • HSE Confined spaces A brief guide to working safely
  • HSE brief guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)
  • HSE guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 19
  • HSE guide to working at height
  • HSE newsletter on the use of ladders
  • HeartSine 350 Information Leaflet
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Manual Handling Assessment Chart Guide to MAC - link to HSE website
  • ProTrainings Defibrillator eGuide
  • RIDDOR link to the HSE guide
  • Step by Step Guide to COSHH HSE Guide - Link to HSE website
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • The Selection, management and use of mobile elevating work platforms
  • Tower Scaffolds
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Working Safely - Confined Spaces
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