Entry into Confined Spaces with Escape & Full BA inc. Basic First Aid, CPR & Resuscitation

  • Who Attends

    This training course is designed for Managers, Supervisors and Operatives, who may be required to make an emergency evacuation from a confined space using escape breathing apparatus, enter into confined space with full working breathing apparatus to carry out a variety of work activities or carry out basic first aid.

  • The Aim

    To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of confined spaces, the associated legislation, approved code of practice (ACOP), dangers associated with confined spaces and the ability to enter, work and leave them safely by horizontal and/or vertical entry.

    To be able to stabilise a casualty with appropriate first aid and administer medical oxygen in the absence of a First Aider.

  • Course Content

    • Current Confined Space Regulations, associated legislation and ACOP.
    • Methods of risk control.
    • Atmospheric monitoring.
    • Health hazards and controls.
    • Safety equipment and pre-use checks.
    • Escape and full working breathing apparatus.
    • Breathing apparatus search and rescue techniques using drag sheet and rescue stretcher.
    • Current First Aid Regulations.
    • Contents of a first aid kit.
    • Airway management and oxygen therapy.
    • The respiratory and circulatory systems.
    • Wounds and the control of bleeding.
    • Management of an unconscious casualty.
    • The causes and treatment of shock, fractures and burns.
    • CPR and oxygen resuscitation.
    • Secondary assessment and the recovery position.
    • Practical exercise(s) and assessment.

  • Knowledge

    By the end of the training course delegates will be able to:

    • Summarise the requirements of the relevant regulations for confined space and first aid.
    • Identify a confined space and its reasonable foreseeable risks then select appropriate methods of risk control.
    • Select appropriate safety equipment that may be used when entering a confined space and carry out appropriate pre-use checks.
    • Conduct an entry into a confined space using escape and full working breathing apparatus, including search and techniques using a drag sheet and rescue stretcher.
    • Record and report accidents and injuries in the workplace (RIDDOR) and maintain first aid kit.
    • Perform basic life support and first aid.

  • Methods

    A high proportion of hands-on demonstrations and practical exercises will be supplemented with classroom based tutorials and pre and post course assessments.

  • Additional Info

    Delegates should provide a passport photograph on the day of training for production of ID Cards.

    Delegates should inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in undertaking elements of this training course.

    The content of this course includes awareness of periodic examinations of equipment. The course does not provide full training in maintenance of equipment.

    For training held at your own location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a 240v power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. Please ensure that the practical area has been risk assessed, is free from harm and is suitable for training.

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