GET3391 Confined spaces in construction high risk – refresher


The purpose of this standard is to provide the learner with the knowledge and/or skills to support the below scope.

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2 Days


  • confined spaces: definition
  • specified risks, risk assessment and training
  • safe systems of work, permits to work
  • roles and responsibilities (e.g. top man/bottom man duties)
  • atmospheric hazards and gases
  • principles and use of gas detectors
  • inspection and use of escape sets and working breathing apparatus
  • pre use checks, correct donning & adjustment of harness
  • inspection and applications of tripods, winches and fall arrest equipment
  • emergency procedures
  • practical exercises and assessments

All practical elements are mandatory in this standard as per HSE

Learner pre-requisites

Learners need to have previous experience of working in confined spaces and attended high risk training in the last 3 years. Learners need to be clean shaven and over 21. They should also be in good health and physically fit weighing less than 136kg as that is the SWL of some of the equipment.

Delivery Materials

All materials and equipment will be of a suitable quality and quantity for learner to achieve learning outcomes and comply with relevant legislation.

Delivery – Learner to Trainer Ratio

The learning environment, class size and learner-to-trainer ratio will not exceed 1:10  and normally has smaller numbers to allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable learners to achieve the learning outcomes.CITB Confined Spaces Course

Delivery Methods

All practical training will take place within our mobile training unit unless it is a bespoke course for a specific requirement. This will only happen after the client has produced a suitable risk assessment that is approved by the ATO. In all cases this will include opportunities to practice using specialist personal protective equipment (PPE) in confined spaces.

This standard is predominantly practical training.

This standard is considered to be set at an intermediate level.


For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment and knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria. This is not an attendance course.


Recommended refresher: Health & Safety Executive (HSE), other relevant codes of practice or industry card scheme criteria recommend that the candidate completes a refresher of his/her training, (i.e. to ensure their knowledge and/or skills are up to date) every 3 years.