Confined space, breathing apparatus & CPR
This 1 day course covers comprehensive aspects of confined space safety, from entry and access to working within confined spaces, gas testing atmospheres, use of a breathing apparatus as well CPR training.
Working in and around confined spaces present a variety of workplace safety issues that need to be addressed in order to protect people from sustaining injuries or worse.
This course is not only suited for workers but for those who will be supervising work being undertaken in and around confined and restricted spaces. Supervisor training provides skills and knowledge in the preparation of safe work procedures for confined space access as well as preparation of permits.
About this course
The aim of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of how to correctly work in and around confined spaces. Following training; students will be able to identify the hazards associated when working in and around a confined space, have an understanding of key legislation, duties of a standby person and understand the various categories of personal confined space entry and rescue equipment including their characteristics and limitations. Gas test atmospheres and working with permits is an integral part of this course. Students will also be required to carry out pre and post user inspections of all equipment.
Duration: 1 Day (8 hours)
Student/Trainer Ratio: 12:1
Course Objectives and Content
- Understanding of confined space legislation and standards
- Definition of a confined space
- How to perform risk assessments and control measures
- Confined space permits
- Atmospheric monitoring
- Confined space entry equipment – Tripods, Davits, RPD’s, Personal winches, Retrieval SRL’s, spreader bars and full body harnesses
- Demonstrate confined space entry, work positioning and rescue techniques
- Operate breathing apparatus
- Knowledge of CPR techniques
Qualifications for successful participants
Statement of Attainment in:
HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
MSMPER200 – Work in accordance with an issued permit
MSMWHS217 – Gas test atmospheres
RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces
MSMWHS216 – Operate breathing apparatus
Additional course information
Prerequisites & entry requirements
There are no prerequisites for the below unit of competency, however, students should already hold and show previous statements of attainment for confined spaces training attained within the last 3 years.
Who should attend?
This course is designed for any persons who are required to perform any work or tasks where there is a requirement to enter and work in a confined space.
Can overseas visitors complete this training course?
This will depend on the type of visa that you have.
For example restrictions apply to international visitors who hold a Student Visa. Any course undertaken by a Student Visa holder must be conducted by a provider who is registered on CRICOS. As Elbon Consulting Services Pty Ltd is not CRICOS approved we are unable to accept enrolments into any of our courses from any international visitor that holds a Student Visa.
International visitors who hold a Working Holiday Visa may be eligible to enrol into our courses once they arrive in Australia. This is important as some occupations in Australia will have legislative and/or licencing requirements relating to qualifications. International visitors will still be required to provide a valid USI (Unique Student Identifier) prior to enrolling into any Nationally Recognised Training. When registering for your USI number if you select Non-Australian Passport (with Australian Visa) as your form of ID, you will need to enter your Non-Australian passport number when creating your USI. The following details on the passport must match in order to verify in the USI registry system:
- Family Name
- Given Name(s)
- Date of Birth
- Passport Number
- Country of Passport
Students from New Zealand will not be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport until your passport has been registered with the Australian Department of Immigration. This will only happen when the student crosses the border into Australia. Once the passport is registered with the Department of Immigration it can be verified and the student will be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport.
If you are an International Visitor, you will need to provide a copy of your Visa and/or Passport by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Your Visa details will be verified for eligibility to participate in accredited training within Australia. If you are ineligible, a full refund of fees paid will be provided.
What do I bring?
All necessary equipment and learning materials will be provided. Light refreshments will be provided for training completed at our training facilities. Please wear comfortable clothing and enclosed footwear.
Where can I train?
Training can be conducted in one of our dedicated state of the art training facilities or be conducted on your site with the use of our mobile training simulators. See scheduled courses below or contact our office today!
Confined space, breathing apparatus & CPR FAQs
Why should I choose HSE over another certification provider?
Most incidents and deaths in confined spaces are due to exposure to gas or poor air quality. Therefore, many employers want workers to have the skills required to carry out gas testing prior to entering a confined space.
At Height Safety Engineers, our nationally accredited, Confined Space, Breathing Apparatus and CPR course includes the MSMWHS217 gas test atmospheres unit. This allows workers to get trained in all the basics of working safely in confined spaces and also how to use electronic gas testing equipment in the one convenient course.
Many other course providers don’t include the MSMWHS217 gas test atmospheres unit in a comparable confined space course and require the unit to be completed separately or as part of a longer course.
With our course, workers can get trained quickly and efficiently on how to use an electronic gas testing equipment which is an important tool used when working in a confined space.
Additionally, our instructors are among the best in the industry. They bring over 100 years of combined experience in industry to every course they teach. We re-train all our instructors on a regular basis to ensure consistency and that they are continually improving.
What is the definition of a confined space?
According to Safe Work Australia, a confined space is determined by the hazards associated with the specific situation—not just because work is performed in a small space.
A confined space means an enclosed or partially enclosed space that:
- Is not designed or intended to be occupied by a person.
- Is at normal atmospheric pressure—or is designed or intended to be at normal atmospheric pressure—while a person is in the space.
- Is a risk to health and safety from:
- an atmosphere that doesn’t have a safe oxygen level
- contaminants like airborne gases, vapours and dusts that may cause injury from fire or explosion.
- Has harmful concentrations of any airborne contaminants.
- Is at risk of engulfment.
Confined spaces are commonly found in vats, tanks, pits, pipes, ducts, flues, chimneys, silos, containers, pressure vessels, underground sewers, wet or dry wells, shafts, trenches, tunnels or other similar enclosed or partially enclosed structures, according to model WHS regulations.
A space may become a confined one if work carried out in it could generate harmful concentrations of airborne contaminants.
Does this certification ever expire?
This course has no designated ‘expiry date’ once a statement of attainment has been received. However, refresher courses are encouraged or sometimes required by individual employers.
Different employers will have different stipulations on how often confined space refresher courses are required. For example, a local council may require employees to complete a refresher course once a year, whereas a construction company may require it every three years.
What are the benefits of completing this course?
- Ability to readily identify risks and hazards for working in confined spaces and respond appropriately.
- Ability to swiftly and competently handle emergency situations.
- Receive skills which are transferable to many other industries and jobs.
- Increase the skill set of your employees, thereby adding value to your business.
- Peace of mind that you are meeting legal obligations to keep employees safe under workplace health and safety regulations.
- You’ll save money in the long run by avoiding worse case scenarios.