Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces

Version: 1.0 06/06/2019


This course aims to give learners the knowledge, understanding and basic skills in working effectively in confined spaces. It introduces learners to the hazards and risks involved with working in medium 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 medium risk confined space working methods
  • Ensure preparations for medium risk confined space work are in accordance with instructions, relevant codes of practice and organizational procedures
  • Assess the risks of working in the medium 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 medium 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

  • Understand the relevant legislation, guidance and organisation requirements for working safely in a medium risk confined spaces
  • Know how to work safely in a medium risk confined space
  • Know how to deal with emergencies in a medium risk confined space
  • Understand relevant industry standards for working in medium risk confined spaces
  • Understand the communication skills needed for efficient working
  • Be able to work safely in medium risk confined spaces