Confined Spaces Courses
Making sure that your team have completed their confined spaces courses is an essential part of good health and safety management in the construction sector. These industry qualifications mean that your staff are able to properly work in challenging and potentially dangerous environments without unnecessary risk.
A confined space is defined as any working environment that could be considered largely enclosed and could present a specified risk or hazardous working environment – examples include pits, silos, chambers, crawl spaces etc.
Confined spaces accreditation is split into three tiers, low risk, medium risk and high-risk work. Low risk confined spaces don’t require the use of specialist breathing apparatus as they are easy to escape from if required, are normally well ventilated and are unlikely to flood.
Medium risk spaces may require the use of escape breathing apparatus – this is breathing apparatus donned only in emergency situations where this needs to be done quickly. Medium risk spaces always involve a team of people, including a support team to provide aid to the entrant.
High-risk spaces require a full set of breathing apparatus and other protective equipment to be worn at all times due to air-related risks – including gas, asbestos and other contaminants. In such spaces, there is a high risk of exposure to a variety of potential dangers, including heat and physical hazards. It is in these such environments that emergency rescue is most likely to be required if proper training hasn’t been completed.
As can be seen, the demands of each type of space require a vastly different set of skills. That is why HireSafe Solutions offers training courses and assessments for all three levels. An accredited confined space trained worker will understand the procedures required for working in such enclosed spaces, be able to undertake proper risk assessments of such work and will have the skills required to be able to perform these tasks safely.
At HireSafe Solutions, we also offer a wide range of other industry-specific training certificates, allowing your team to continue working safely. Such courses include working at height, manual handling, abrasive wheels safety training, first aid and more. As an employer, it is vitally important that you introduce proper safety systems of work and ensure that your team comply with proper safety practices.
We offer our training services at centres nationwide, with many courses being only a day in duration. We can even undertake training directly on your worksite with our highly experienced tutors coming to you – meaning that your team doesn’t need to travel far to brush up on their workplace skills.
As well as our training services, we also offer a wide-range of access platform equipment, including cherry pickers and scissor lifts, for hire and for purchase. For more information please see the appropriate sections on our website or call to discuss your requirements.
For more information on the industry approved training offered by HireSafe Solutions or to see what places we have available on upcoming courses, take a look at our full training services listing or get in touch today. We can be contacted by phone on 0800 865 4455, by email or by using our live chat service.
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