Confined spaces in construction introduction
- Last updated: 29 January 2020
- Grant rate/tier: £30 (Tier 1)
- Grant code: GET2372
Minimum half a day of 3 learning hours
The purpose of this standard is to acquaint candidates with the principles of working safely in confined spaces and awareness of the legislation applying to confined spaces working.
The training will be useful for those that work near confined spaces, have to manage these operations, or are associated in some other way.
The scope of this standard covers:
- examples of confined spaces: tanks, vaults, manholes, tunnels, pipelines, storage bins and many more
- risks, hazards, controls, and PPE inherent in confined spaces
- risk classifications
- the importance of personal hygiene
- health and safety responsibilities of individuals, managers and employer
- the importance of reporting accidents, ill health and other incidents.
The purpose of this standard is to provide the approved training organisation (ATO) with a scope of the minimum delivery/requirements for training delegates in confined space awareness. This training does not train or certify a person to enter a confined space.
Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational group(s):
- operative and craft
- management and leadership.
There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard.
As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:
- a train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate
- successfully completed training to this standard
- at least 2 years relevant industrial experience
- a verifiable CV.
Delivery may be in an off the job environment.
All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes, and must comply with relevant legislation.
The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.
The following delivery methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:
- a blend of classroom and e-learning.
This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more theoretical training.
For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment or knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.
Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard.
CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the training standard.
Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.
Recommended refreshment: 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 5 years.
Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.
The candidate will be able to
Additional guidance to support learning outcome
Outline examples of confined spaces: e.g. tanks, vaults, manholes, tunnels, pipelines, storage bins and many more.
Describe risks, hazards, controls, and PPE inherent in confined spaces.
Explain risk classifications and how they are differentiated.
Describe why personal hygiene is a significant concern, and the actions individuals need to take.
List health and safety responsibilities of individuals, managers and employers.
Explain why reporting accidents, ill health and other incidents is important.