Working in Confined Spaces Training


No matter how regularly an employee has to work in a poorly ventilated confined space, it is essential that they are trained to understand the best practices surrounding their safety whilst working in that environment. The importance of this is reflected by the fact that around 15 people in the UK are killed in confined spaces incidents each year.

This online training course teaches the user how to work safely in confined spaces and poorly ventilated areas, and also helps them to understand their legal responsibilities when working in confined spaces.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • What a confined space is and the hazards it may present.
  • How to safely enter, exit, and work in confined spaces.
  • Legislation and your responsibilities regarding confined space working.

Course Contents

This course consists of three sections:

Section 1: what is a confined space? Why are they dangerous?

Section 1 defines confined spaces and the various conditions that might make them dangerous to work in, including flammable and hazardous atmospheres, hazardous temperatures, and the risk of drowning or asphyxiation. It also identifies some of the dangerous equipment and substances that are associated with some roles that involve working in confined spaces.

Section 2: legal duties and responsibilities

Section 2 explains the legislation and policies that are in place to protect employees working in confined spaces. This includes who is responsible for ensuring compliance and monitoring safety, what should be considered during a risk assessment, and procedures for evacuation or rescue in the event of an emergency.

Section 3: preparing for entry

Section 3 provides guidance for how to ensure a confined space is safe before entering. This includes procedures to check the atmosphere, and levels of oxygen, flammability and toxicity. This section also includes information on purging and ventilation, and considers necessary processes and equipment for cleaning, lighting, and personal protection.

About the Course


This Confined Space training course is designed to highlight the risks, safety procedures, and protective legislation relating to work in confined and poorly ventilated spaces. It will apply you with the knowledge and skills you need to identify hazards, follow instructions to insure the safety of you and your team, and comply with UK legislation.

Broken down into three sections, the course examines the specific risks associated with working in confined spaces and how to check for hazards before entering a dangerous area. It explains your personal responsibilities, as well as those of your employer, and provides practical guidance on how to stay safe in, or remove yourself and others from, hazardous environments.

Available in 31 languages, the course takes around 35 minutes to complete.


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