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Level 2 Award in Entrant and Entry Controller for Medium Risk Confined Spaces (6160-09)


Communication is key when working in confined spaces, critical more so as the risk level increases. Whether it’s operators working in the space themselves, or an entry controller guiding operatives through challenging situations, extensive and high-quality training to do so safely and effectively can make a life-changing difference.

The City and Guild’s Level 2 Award in Entrant and Entry Controller for Confined Spaces (6160-09) equips delegates with the necessary skills and knowledge to work safely in medium-risk confined space areas, and also act as entry controller for the operation. 

Aimed at those working in medium-risk confined spaces, this course will teach delegates to understand the systems, equipment and protocol they need to perform their work safely in these areas. In addition, they will learn and adopt a duty of care for the team under their entry control reflecting national occupational industry standards and regulations in medium-risk. 

Course Outline

This is a physical course that combines practical and theory-based learnings. Sessions include confined space entry and simulation in one of our custom-built medium-risk confined spaces (tunnels, shafts, gas works, and more), combined with classroom-based tutorials to prepare delegates for a final examination at the end of day two.  

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

Course Programme

In this comprehensive course, delegates will cover working in a medium-risk confined space and the duties of an entry controller, with topics such as pre-entry procedures, entry into and exit from the confined space, maintaining communications and initiating and controlling emergency procedures.

The course content includes;

  • Current legislation associated with medium-risk confined space work   
  • How to recognise and classify a medium-risk confined space    
  • Producing and overseeing Safe Systems of Work (SSOW) for entry into confined spaces, including point of works risk assessment  
  • How to use personal protective equipment, for example,  harnesses and access equipment that workers may require for entry  
  • The roles and responsibilities of medium-risk entrants and medium-risk entry controllers
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of others that may be associated with the medium-risk confined space work  
  • Types and safe use of atmospheric monitoring equipment      
  • Types and safe use of escape breathing apparatus  
  • Recognising diseases and understanding the necessary personal hygiene requirements associated with medium-risk confined spaces
  • The necessary manning levels - delegates must understand and implement proper working procedures considering their risk assessment
  • Why there are periodic examinations of equipment 
  • Emergency procedures when working in a medium-risk confined space 
On Completion

At the end of this course, successful delegates will:

  • Summarise the requirements of the confined space regulations, classifications, national standards and other associated legislations 
  • Understand medium-risk confined spaces and the specific risks they pose 
  • Assess the suitability of workers entering confined spaces (medium risk) 
  • Appropriately use personal protective equipment, including harnesses and access equipment
  • Recognise diseases and understand the necessary personal hygiene requirements associated with confined spaces
  • Determine roles and responsibilities for medium-risk confined space work  
  • Carry out complete control procedures for such an entry, ensuring the completion of all relevant documentation (RAMS, POWRA, PTW and Rescue Plans etc.)    
  • Select and check equipment  (access equipment, gas detection, comms, and EBA) required to establish an SSOW for Confined Space Entry and working (up to medium-risk level)  
  • Implement "Emergency Actions" where necessary, including the control of the area, deployment of emergency teams and liaising with emergency services  
  • Close down a medium-risk confined space entry, ensuring the completion and filing of relevant documentation
Who Should Attend?

This City & Guilds Level 2 Award for 6160-09 is for anyone working in and around medium-risk confined spaces and environments, preparing them to work safely when entering and exiting, using equipment and tools and dealing with emergencies by following procedures.

Course Duration

This two-day course trains participants to work safely and effectively as an entrant and entry controller 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 and communication systems are approved by City & Guilds and Water UK, 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.

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 is of a physical nature, therefore, it is crucial that delegates inform their trainer if they have any severe health issues, physical restrictions, special considerations, or are taking any medication that may cause difficulties in taking part.

Popular FAQ's

This course is only available in English. Translators are not allowed under the C&G exam condition rules.

The course is of a physical nature, so delegates should advise their trainer of any special considerations and not exceed 140kg (22 stone) in weight to take the training.

Yes. 6160-09 qualifies delegates to enter and control entry into confined spaces.

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. Please contact the team to speak to one of our advisors for more information. More information on our Mobile Confined Space Unit is available here. [Link]

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, including hard hat and gloves. Please ensure you wear long sleeves and long trousers for the course.

There is a mix of theory and practical elements in the confined space courses, with a practical and theory assessment for both parts.

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 customer team to speak to one of our advisors for more information.

You do not have to be clean-shaven for this Medium Risk course.

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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