Confined Space Entry: High Risk (CSC03)

Course Content

  • Definition of a confined space (HSE, C&G, Water UK NC1-NC4 classifications)
  • Specified risks
  • Duties under the regulations, preventing the need for entry
  • Risk assessment and hazard identification
  • Atmospheric hazards and gases
  • Principles and use of gas detectors
  • Safe systems of work and permits to work
  • Roles, responsibilities and entry controller duties
  • Inspection and use escape sets and working breathing apparatus
  • Pre-use checks of equipment including correct donning and adjustment of harnesses
  • Inspection and applications of tripods, winches and fall arrest equipment

Learning Outcomes

  • Prepare to work safely in high risk confined spaces
  • Enter and exit high risk confined spaces safely
  • Prepare and use self-contained open circuit breathing apparatus in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
  • Use equipment and tools safely, and in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
  • Follow procedures and work safely
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Use appropriate behaviour when working in high risk confined spaces
  • Understand legislation governing working in high risk confined spaces
  • Apply appropriate industry specific knowledge for working in high risk confined spaces

Course Assessment

  • Direct observation of an entry into a high risk confined space
  • Written test in line with the National Occupational Standards


Important: Candidates will be required to prove they can achieve a face seal when using the Breathing Apparatus. In accordance with HSG53 “tightfitting RPE will only provide effective protection if the wearer is clean shaven”

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  • Three Days
  • Max of 8 people per course
  • Training Academy or on-site
  • Eurosafe Certificate
  • Valid for 3 years
  • City & Guilds L2 6160-03 available
  • In accordance with Confined Space Regulations 1997 and National Occupational Standards
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