This confined space entry course covers the skills and knowledge required for safe entry to confined spaces under a work permit and for maintaining safety while working in the confined space. The term ‘work permit’ (or ‘permit’) includes all written authorities as defined by AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces. It applies to persons required to enter confined spaces for any purpose, including maintenance, cleaning, inspection or other reasons.
The course meets the requirements for individuals who are required to enter a confined space, as defined by the Australian Standard AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces, or its authorised update or replacement.
Duration: 8 hours
Components: Face-to-face intensive training and assessment
This confined space entry course is required when workers need enter a confined space. This requirement has set out in the Australian Standard AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces.
This course covers the skills and knowledge required for safe entry to confined spaces under a work permit and for maintaining safety while working in the confined space.
The confined space training to work in or entry into confined spaces is delivered and conforms to the relevant legislation and AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces.
AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces defines a confined space as:
‘An enclosed or partially enclosed space that is not intended or designed primarily for human occupancy, within which there is a risk of one or more of the following:
(a) An oxygen concentration outside the safe oxygen range.
(b) A concentration of airborne contaminant that may cause impairment, loss of consciousness or asphyxiation.
(c) A concentration of flammable airborne contaminant that may cause injury from fire or explosion.
(d) Engulfment in a stored free-flowing solid or a rising level of liquid that may cause suffocation or drowning.’
Entry to a confined space is defined by AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces as: ‘when a person’s head or upper body is within the boundary of the confined space’.
RIIWHS202D – Enter and work in confined space
MSMPER205 – Enter confined space
MSMPER200 – Work in accordance with an issued permit
MSMPER202 – Observe permit work
Participants are required to speak and write in English along with good literacy and numeracy skills. Participants will need to be able to read and write detailed signage. The ability to communicate to other participants is a requirement to meet the course requirements.
Participants needing support will receive the needed help. Extra support may incur further costs to the participant.
Have a good level of fitness to be able to conduct good manual handling techniques. You should be able to safely pick up 20kg and conduct 10 minutes of mild continuous exercise.