ECITB High Risk Confined Space training ensures the risk remains as low as possible when gaining entry to a confined space that is classified as high risk (NC4).
The course covers a broad range of structures including shafts, tunnels and void using a man-riding winch and retrieval device connected to a davit or tripod to gain entry.
These spaces are primarily enclosed and are a potential hazardous working environment where self contained breathing apparatus is required to be worn.
The training is general to working within a confined space and working at height but focuses very much on the industrial/urban environment.
Delegates completing an ECITB High Risk Confined Space training course will be able to;
- Conduct a risk assessment prior to gaining entry to a confined space
- Identify all specified risks
- Ensure suitable and sufficient measures have been implemented
- Gain entry to a high risk confined space using full duration breathing apparatus
- Demonstrate safe donning and starting procedures
- Demonstrate safe doffing procedures upon exiting a hazardous area
An ECITB High Risk Confined Space training course includes;
- Knowledge of confined space specified risks
- Safe systems of work, including risk assessments and work permits
- Top-man pre-entry procedures
- Safety equipment including for example;
- Full duration breathing apparatus
- Escape breathing apparatus sets
- Harnesses (EN1497)
- Gas monitors
- Tripod or davit
- Retrieval device and man-riding winch
- Escaping from a realistic controlled environment upon activation of gas monitor
- Decontamination upon exiting the confined space