Confined Space Entry Awareness with Breathing Apparatus

A staggering number of workers are killed or seriously injured every year in confined spaces in the UK due to a lack of knowledge of confined space environments and the equipment used within them.

AIS Survivex have therefore developed exciting confined space training courses for advanced levels of instruction and rescue simulation.

Course Overview

The Confined Space Entry Awareness with Breathing Apparatus training course provides the most thorough experience of working in a confined space either alone or in teams.

Delegates will gain practical experience of working in a dangerous confined space environment and using breathing apparatus sets to prepare them for real-world situations.

The training is delivered in AIS Survivex's state-of-the-art confined space structure which simulates a real-life enclosure. The confined space simulation includes smoke machines, audio alarms and infra-red cameras that monitor delegates throughout.

Confined Space training is intended for delegates who require the skills and knowledge to apply safe working practices and reduce unnecessary risk.

Course Objectives

Delegates completing a Confined Space Entry Awareness with Breathing Apparatus training course will be able to;

  • Safely enter a confined space
  • Understand the dangers associated with confined space
  • Access, work and egress safely from a confined space
  • Evacuate a confined space in a safe and controlled manner upon the activation of a gas detector

Course Content

A Confined Space Entry Awareness with Breathing Apparatus training course includes;

  1. Current legislation, ACOP, permit to work and risk assessments
  2. About confined space and dangers associated with it
  3. Use of gas detection equipment
  4. Use of Personal Fall Protective Equipment, (PPE) i.e. harness, fall arrest lanyard, restraint lanyards, tri-pod, davit and retrieval/man riding winches
  5. Use of escape breathing apparatus sets, including positive pressure, hood and re-breathers
  6. Pre-entry checks on equipment
  7. Safe systems of work for entry into a confined space
  8. Methods of communication and emergency procedures
  9. Practical use of escape breathing apparatus sets
  10. Vertical entry and egress using a tripod, davit and retrieval/man-riding winches
  11. Awareness of the need for periodic examinations of equipment
  12. Top-man (supervisor) role and responsibilities


There are no prerequisites for a Confined Space Entry Awareness with Breathing Apparatus training course.