Working in Low Risk Confined Space: Water UK (Less Than 3m Deep)

  • Who Attends

    This Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces Water course is a National Occupational Standard (NOS) for the water industry. The NOS embodies the skill and knowledge elements as part of the requirement for candidates to become competent. It is designed for managers, supervisors and operatives who may need to enter or supervise the entry into Low Risk Confined Spaces (no deeper than 3 metres) for the water industry and carry out a variety of work activities.

  • The Aim

    To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of Confined Space procedures for the water industry, the dangers of confined spaces and to enable them to carry out a vertical entry to work in a Confined Space (not deeper than 3 metres).

  • Course Content

    At the end of the training course delegates should be able to: Show an understanding of current legislation and water industry Occasional Guidance Note (OGN). Recognise and classify a confined space. Produce Safe Systems of Work for entry into confined spaces. Recognise diseases and understand the necessary personal hygiene requirements associated with confined spaces. Use gas detection equipment in hazardous atmospheres. Use personal protective equipment, i.e. ropes, harnesses and man riding hoists.

  • Knowledge

    At the end of the training course delegates should know:

    •The dangers associated with confined space working.

    •How to risk assess a confined space.

    •How to classify the confined space.

    •How to undertake pre-entry checks on equipment.

    •The necessary manning levels.

    •Why there is a need for periodic examinations of equipment.

    •The emergency procedures when working in a confined space.

  • Methods

    A high proportion of practical exercises, which will be supplemented with classroom based tutorials.

  • Additional Info

    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 training course includes awareness of periodic examinations of equipment. The course does not provide full training in maintenance of equipment. Additional training relating to this subject may be of benefit to delegates (further information available upon request).

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