Confined Spaces Awareness

A confined space is an area which is substantially enclosed (though not always entirely) and is one where serious injury can occur from hazardous substances or conditions within the confined space or near to the space (e.g. lack of oxygen).

A number of people are killed or seriously injured in the UK each year in confined spaces. These incidents occur across a wide range of industries, from those involving complicated machinery through to simple storage solutions. Health and safety training will enable employees working in confined spaces to get the job done safely.

Course Content


Course objectives and administrative details.

Scope of the problem

  • Facts and figures regarding accidents in confined spaces
  • The consequences of failure.

Health and safety law

  • Overview of common and statutory obligations
  • Discussion of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated regulations
  • Particular attention to Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 and their relationship to other regulations.

Confined Spaces Regulation 1997

  • Definitions
  • Duties
  • Risk assessment
  • Preventing the need for entry
  • Safe working in confined spaces
  • Emergency procedure
  • Plant and equipment.

Practical exercise

The course includes a short exercise to practise principles of risk assessment and controls.

Feedback and conclusion

Feedback on the practical exercise, final discussions and questions.

Dates, Prices and Locations

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In-company Training

More and more organisations are now using an in-house approach to deliver training to their colleagues. RoSPA is one of the UK's main providers of in-company safety training and can deliver existing courses, adapt a course to meet your requirements or create a course specifically for you.

RoSPA can even carry out a training needs analysis and map out exactly what training your staff need at all levels within the business. You can view our full range of In-company Training courses by looking at our In-company Training page.

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