This course set is appropriate for those working in operational roles undertaking work in confined spaces in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries. It is designed to teach participants how to identify confined space hazards, work safely within confined spaces according to an issued permit and operate various confined space safety equipment. Confined spaces are commonly found in tanks, ducts, flues, chimneys, containers or other similar enclosed or partially enclosed structures. They pose dangers because they are usually not designed to be areas where people work.
This training is required for anyone who may be required to act as a standby, operate gas detectors or to safely and efficiently enter and work in a confined space. On completion, participants will be able to competently understand legislations and standards applicable to enter and work in confined spaces.
Additionally, this course set is for those individuals who may be required to carry out gas testing of an atmosphere prior to entering a specific area or workspace. Such as working environments which may be hazardous, unpredictable, subject to time pressure, chaotic and expose responders to risk, on land or water, by day or night. Or workplace atmospheres which may include visible and invisible hazards and hazardous surfaces.
It covers the skills and knowledge required to test the working atmosphere using electronic test apparatus, to find out if it is safe for the proposed work, interpret readings and take actions based on the interpretation.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
Participants must have:
- The physical capacity to meet the demands of the practical demonstrations for this course set, such as undertaking the requirements to safely enter, work in and exit a confined space wearing the appropriate PPE.
- The physical capacity to wear the appropriate PPE and use testing apparatus to test the atmosphere of an area.
- The ability to take readings and interpret, report/record relevant data.
Individuals undertaking this course set will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
- Side entry into confined space
- Top entry into confined space
- Ground-level entry into confined space
- Preparing for and testing gas in a confined space, wellhead or other potentially unsafe space or area
- Using and maintain testing and monitoring equipment
- Identifying hazards and control them
- Interpreting readings and take required action
- Following communication and recording procedures
Documentation – Completion of a site-based Risk Assessment Form and an Entry permit.
Theory assessment – A written exam consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions. All questions must be successfully completed.