6160-02 Level 2 Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces
(2 Day-Standalone-Entry level course)

A medium risk confined space exists when there are access issues; a realistic expectation of encountering a specified risk; possible introduction of specified risks during the work activity.

If the gas monitor alarms, do not enter and immediately notify an appropriate person.

As this is a medium risk environment, everyone must enter the confined space with their EBA.

Upon encountering a specified hazard, everyone will put on their EBA and exit immediately in a controlled manner.

NC2 Vertical direct unobstructed access with continuous attachment to a winch, fall arrest or similar mechanical rescue device.

NC3 When it is not possible to have persons permanently attached to a safety line. Usually, it will be a team entry which moves away from the entry point.  eg sewers and utility service subway tunnels, aqueducts and complex wet wells. Working detached from a rescue line and includes working away from the entry point but on an unobstructed horizontal plane.

This qualification must be assessed in a medium risk environment. For standardisation, please ensure that a confined space is used that meets the water industry NC3 setting.

Additional medium risk NC3 characteristics

  • Deeper than 3 meters in one or two ladders but requiring fall
  • Dark, but any real hazard due to access arrangements clearly visible when using portable lighting
  • Able to move a reasonable distance away from the access point, estimated at 30 meters, giving a working team of five the opportunity to become spread
  • The use of escape breathing apparatus should be considered necessary for all except the link person /bottom man (bottom of the ladder)
  • During the task simulate real life scenarios to assess candidates’ ability to solve problems and deal with incidents whilst in the confined space
  • All candidates must be assessed using escape breathing apparatus (open/closed circuit)

Equipment Requirements for Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces

Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE)

  • Self-contained compressed air positive pressure escape breathing apparatus with ten minutes nominal duration. The equipment selected should reflect the industry areas in which candidates may be working. Assessment may be carried out using either facemask type or hood type equipment. (Spare cylinders to maintain training exercises will be required)
  • Self-contained closed circuit oxygen re-breather (chemical) escape breathing apparatus. Training sets should be purchased; these do not contain oxygen- generating
  • A supply of appropriate disinfecting and cleaning cloths should be available for facemask cleansing before and after
  • Portable air horns for signalling purposes.
  • Radios (intrinsically safe preferred)
  • Other types of signalling devices can be used

Delegate requirements:
PPE to include safety boots, gloves, hard hat, full body coverage and knee pads are desirable.
Be physically fit and weigh no more than 136kg
Minimum age 18
Arrive ready to start at 0800 hrs

Exc VAT £385  / Inc VAT £462, Includes all training costs plus C&G Registration and card. Simply add my travel costs and VAT. Reduced rates for 6 or more delegates, (Minimum day fee £700 plus travel & VAT)

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