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Level 2 Award in Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (6160-02)


A medium-risk confined space can be classified in two ways. NC2 classification has vertical direct unobstructed access with a continuous connection to a man-riding hoist or similar mechanical rescue equipment. The NC3 classification is a space where workers cannot be permanently attached to a safety line. These spaces are typically team entry with the group moving away from the entry point, for example, in aqueducts, man entry sewers, pipe subways, utility tunnels, and complex wet walls.  

The City and Guild’s Level 2 Award in Working in Medium-Risk Confined Spaces Course (6160-02) equips delegates with the necessary skills and knowledge to work safely in classified medium-risk confined spaces. Delegates will learn and understand the procedures and equipment they require to perform their tasks safely while keeping in line with industry standards and regulations. 

Course Outline

This course aims to educate delegates with content that reflects the national occupational standard (NOS) for medium-risk related confined space environments - NC2 and NC3 classifications. 
A reasonably physically demanding course, a high proportion of the learning and assessment is practical, including confined space entry only. The practical elements are supplemented with classroom-based tutorials to prepare delegates for a final examination at the end of day two.

Our course-specific trainers will coach delegates over the two-day course, finishing with a practical observation and short answer question paper assessment, both of which they must pass to qualify.

Course Programme

In this comprehensive course, delegates will extensively cover preparations to enter and work safely in a medium-risk environment, enter and exit medium-risk confined spaces safely, use equipment and tools, follow procedures, and deal with emergencies effectively.

The practical and theoretical learnings delegates will equip delegates to;

  • Understand the relevant and current medium-risk confined space legislation
  • Recognise and classify a medium-risk confined space
  • Produce safe systems of work for entry into medium-risk confined spaces, including a point of works risk assessment
  • Recognise diseases and understand the necessary personal hygiene requirements associated with medium-risk confined spaces
  • Know how to correctly and safely use atmospheric monitoring equipment
On Completion

At the end of this course, delegates that pass will be able to know confidently;

  • The dangers associated with medium-risk confined space working
  • How to risk-assess a medium-risk confined space
  • How to classify a medium-risk confined space
  • Different types of escape breathing apparatus and which is appropriate
  • How to undertake pre-entry checks on equipment
  • Correct and safe use of atmospheric monitoring equipment
  • The necessary manning levels - delegates must understand and be able to implement proper working procedures taking risk assessment into account
  • Why there is a need for periodic examinations of equipment
  • The emergency procedures when working in a medium-risk confined space
Who Should Attend?

This City & Guilds Level 2 award for 6160-02 is for anyone working in a classified medium-risk environment over 16 years of age and is medically fit to take the qualification - a mandatory requirement in line with current industry regulations.

Course Duration

In this two day course, participants are trained and ready to work safely and effectively in medium-risk confined spaces on completion and certification.

Why Citrus?

Quality and the customer experience are paramount to us here at Citrus. We work tirelessly to provide exemplary service to our clients and produce excellent results from our delegates. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety, and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors.

We proudly work with 85 of the country’s top 100 building services companies providing courses nationwide. Our purpose-built, simulated confined space environments with integrated surveillance are approved by City & Guilds , meaning we can provide the most realistic experience in the market.  

To supplement our excellent facilities, we can provide the latest, cutting-edge equipment for all delegates during training through our sister company, Altitude Safety, which also offers over 10,000 safety products and equipment from leading manufacturers available to hire or purchase.

And crucially, our dedicated trainers provide expert knowledge and real-world experience to manage the most complex and high-risk, hazardous scenarios in confined space training. As a result, we’ve successfully delivered training for over 35,000 delegates across the Confined Space and City & Guilds training category.

Things You Need to Know

This course has physical elements. Therefore, delegates must inform their trainer if they have any severe health issues, physical restrictions, special considerations, or are taking any medication which may cause difficulties in taking part in elements of the training.

Popular FAQ's

Delegates can only take the course in English. Translators are not allowed under the C&G exam condition rules.

There are practical elements so delegates should advise their trainer of any special considerations and not exceed 136kg (21.4 stone) in weight to take the training.

You need to attend an accredited course set to Water UK Standards. We offer the City & Guilds qualifications set to Water UK Standards and permit work on water and utility sites.

Yes, we can bring our mobile confined space unit to site; you need to provide a suitable classroom for the theory parts of the course and adequate parking for the truck. Also, we may be able to use a non-live confined space with a permit to work and risk assessment if you have one. Please contact our friendly team to speak to one of our advisors for more information.

Certificates and cards can vary depending on the awarding body. Generally, these can take six-eight weeks.

No, Citrus Training provides all equipment for the courses. However, you will need to bring your own standard PPE ie hard hat, safety footwear and hi-vis.

There is a mix of theory and practical elements on the confined space courses, with an assessment for both segments.

Three years.

There is no grace period set, but once your certificate has expired, you need to do the whole course again. Unfortunately, we do not offer refresher courses.

Course type will depend on the confined space you work in and the equipment you use. For example, Topman is for candidates who DO NOT enter a confined space but man from the top, and Entry is for people who physically enter a form of confined space. Please contact our friendly team to speak to one of our advisors for more information.

You do not need to be clean shaven for the Medium Risk confined space courses.

Yes, you can as long as you pay into the CITB levy. As an ATO, we will do this automatically for you if we have your CITB number.

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