Working in High Risk Confined Spaces

Version: 1.0 06/06/2019

Introduction

This qualification aims to give candidates knowledge, understanding and basic skills in working effectively in confined spaces. It introduces candidates to the hazards and risks involved with working in high risk confined spaces and to comply with health and safety legislation. The target audience is aimed at those working in the construction or utilities industry.

Performance Objectives

  • Accurately identify the need for high risk confined space working methods
  • Ensure preparations for high risk confined space work are in accordance with instructions, relevant codes of practice and organizational procedure
  • Assess the risks of working in the high risk confined space accurately and select the appropriate working methods
  • Select and use the appropriate equipment, check that it is functioning correctly, calibrated, and that it is suitably maintained for high risk confined space work
  • Carry out the correct pre-entry checks and procedures
  • Place warning signs and barriers in appropriate locations
  • Carry out all work in accordance with environmental and relevant health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies
  • Communicate effectively with others throughout your work
  • Monitor the safety of working conditions continuously in accordance with organisational procedures and codes of practice
  • Where appropriate, initiate safety and emergency procedures promptly and effectively in accordance with organisational requirements and codes of practice
  • Keep accurate and up-to-date records as required by relevant legislation and the organisation

Learning Outcomes

  • Accurately identify the need for high risk confined space working methods
  • Ensure preparations for high risk confined space work are in accordance with instructions, relevant codes of practice and organizational procedure
  • Assess the risks of working in the high risk confined space accurately and select the appropriate working methods
  • Select and use the appropriate equipment, check that it is functioning correctly, calibrated, and that it is suitably maintained for high risk confined space work
  • Carry out the correct pre-entry checks and procedures
  • Place warning signs and barriers in appropriate locations
  • Carry out all work in accordance with environmental and relevant health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies
  • Communicate effectively with others throughout your work
  • Monitor the safety of working conditions continuously in accordance with organisational procedures and codes of practice
  • Where appropriate, initiate safety and emergency procedures promptly and effectively in accordance with organisational requirements and codes of practice
  • Keep accurate and up-to-date records as required by relevant legislation and the organisation