Confined Space Training

This course gives a practical guidance and experience on confined space obligations which emanates from Annex IV, Minimum Safety and Health Requirements for Construction Sites, of Council Directive 92/57/EEC which specifically makes reference to;

“6.2. If workers have to enter an area where the atmosphere is liable to contain a toxic or harmful substance or to have an insufficient oxygen level or to be inflammable, the confined atmosphere must be monitored and appropriate steps taken to prevent any hazards.

6.3. A worker may not in any circumstances be exposed to a high-risk confined atmosphere.”

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Confined Spaces) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 218 of 2001), refer to confined spaces that are significantly more hazardous than normal workplaces. The hazards involved may not be unique to confined spaces, but are always exacerbated by the enclosed nature of the confined space. The resulting injuries are potentially fatal. A seemingly insignificant error
or oversight while working in a confined space can result in a tragic accident. Furthermore there is a propensity for multiple casualties due to the insidious nature of the hazards.

The term CONFINED SPACE means any place, including any vessel, tank, container, vat, silo, hopper, pit, bund, trench, pipe, sewer, flue, well, chamber, compartment, cellar or other similar space which, by virtue of its enclosed nature creates conditions which give rise to a likelihood of accident, harm or injury of such a nature as to require emergency action due to:

(a) The presence or reasonably foreseeable presence of:ACoP Confined Spaces

(i) flammable or explosive atmospheres,

(ii) harmful gas, fume or vapour,

(iii) free flowing solid or an increasing level of liquid,

(iv) excess of oxygen,

(v) excessively high temperature.

(b) The lack or reasonably foreseeable lack of oxygen.

We will provide training on risk assessing, rescue techniques, safe permits, and first-aid traing such as CPR.

Course Duration:
1 Day

Class size: 10

Cost: €1ooo

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Refresher course is recommended every 2 years.