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Confined Space Entry - 2 day

Nationally recognised units of competency
RIIWHS202D, RIIRIS201D, MSMWHS217, MSMPER300, MSMWHS201, MSMWHS216

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This two-day course covers not only the basic confined space entry skills, but also more advanced confined space training including gas testing, the issuing of work permits, and operating breathing apparatus.

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Gladstone Wed, Jul 10, 2019 (7:30am)
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Course Details

Certification

Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by Pinnacle Safety and Training (RTO 40496).

National units of competency

  • RIIWHS202D - Enter and work in confined spaces
  • RIIRIS201D - Conduct local risk control
  • MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres
  • MSMPER300 - Issue work permits
  • MSMWHS201 - Conduct hazard analysis
  • MSMWHS216 - Operate breathing apparatus

This program meets the requirements of CTO (Competency To Operate) for Confined Space Entry at Rio Tinto Yarwun.

Course Duration

2 days (approximately 8 hours per day)

Price

  • $350.00 pp for public courses
  • Funding is available for eligible members of the construction industry. This year, CSQ have provided two funding programs for this course. Depending on your eligibility, your training may be partly or fully funded (a saving of $350.00!). Check your eligibility and apply now.
  • For group or company bookings, please contact us for an obligation free quote.

Course Overview

“Should I do the 1 day course or this 2 day course?”

Our Confined Space Entry 2 day course is for:

  • Anyone who wants a greater depth of knowledge of working in confined spaces
  • Anyone with a hands-on role in the hazard analysis and risk assessment aspects of confined space operations
  • Anyone who may have to act in the role of standby person
  • Anyone who wants to be able to issue work permits
  • Anyone required to operate breathing apparatus in the context of confined space operations
  • Anyone who may need to supervise other workers during confined space operations.

This course covers everything from our regular Confined Space Entry 1 day course, with an extra day for the content and practical activities relating to roles and responsibilities of the team, the permit issuing process, and operating breathing apparatus.

General overview

This nationally recognised training course is designed for people who work in or around confined spaces. Pinnacle have been training confined space in Gladstone for nearly 10 years, and this course is tailored to the major Gladstone site-specific training requirements focusing on the safety procedures and practical scenarios relevant to the typical confined space operations on Gladstone sites. While there is a standard set of learning outcomes for the course, we understand that the context and environment in which the learning is applied is varied. It is designed to teach participants how to:

  • Identify and control confined space hazards
  • Work safely within confined spaces
  • Complete relevant risk assessments and permits
  • Issue entry permits for confined space operations
  • Operate various confined space safety equipment to allow for vertical or horizontal entries
  • Understand the effects of airborne hazards on the body
  • Use a gas detector and interpret readings
  • Discharge the obligations of a standby person, and supervise confined space operations
  • Operate breathing apparatus.

If you need to be able to undertake confined space rescue, please see our Confined Space Rescue course.

Employers having a group of employees who have completed this course within the last 24 months may be eligible for our Confined Space Refresher program. Find out more here.

What is a confined space?

According to the Safe Work Australia Code of Practice, a “confined space” means an enclosed or partially enclosed space that:

  • is not designed or intended primarily to be occupied by a person; and
  • is, or is designed or intended to be, at normal atmospheric pressure while any person is in the space; and
  • is or is likely to be a risk to health and safety from:
    • an atmosphere that does not have a safe oxygen level, or
    • contaminants, including airborne gases, vapours and dusts, that may cause injury from fire or explosion, or
    • harmful concentrations of any airborne contaminants, or
    • engulfment.

Examples of confined spaces include (but are not limited to):

  • Storage tanks
  • Tank cars
  • Process vessels
  • Pressure vessels
  • Boilers
  • Silos and other tank-like compartments
  • Pits and degreasers
  • Pipes
  • Sewers
  • Sewer pump stations including wet and dry wells, shafts and ducts
  • Shipboard spaces entered through small hatchways or access points, cargo tanks, cellular double bottom tanks, duct keels, ballast or oil tanks and void spaces.

This course is recommended for:

  • Confined space supervisors
  • Regular confined space workers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Safety inspectors
  • Safety personnel
  • Injury prevention personnel
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Emergency services personnel (fire, ambulance, police)
  • WHS officers
  • Risk managers
  • Mine managers
  • Telecommunications and cable installation personnel
  • Lift operators and installers
  • Transport industry workers
  • Utility industry workers.

Course Outline

  • Identifying confined spaces
  • Hazard identification processes
  • Australian Standards and relevant legislation
  • Roles and responsibilities of management and employees
  • Risk assessments and hierarchy of hazard controls
  • Issue confined space work permits
  • Work site policy and procedures
  • Lockout and tag out methods of isolation
  • Atmospheric monitoring and gas detection
  • Tripods, VED’s and fall protection equipment
  • Practical entry into a confined space
  • Safety and emergency procedures
  • Confined space refresher training is recommended every 12-24 months under Australian Standard AS2865-2009.

Course Inclusions

  • Training conducted by experienced confined space specialist
  • Lunch is provided
  • Two 8-hour days of training. Up to 10-12 (depending on venue) trainees per course. A typical course runs from 0730-1630.
  • Knowledge on relevant legislation and Australian Standards for confined spaces
  • Recommendations and advice for specialised PPE and equipment for your particular workplace
  • Advice on risk control methods for the type of work to be undertaken
  • Plenty of practical hands on training to ensure workers can be safe and comply with relevant standards and legislation
  • This course can be conducted on-site or at or at our purpose built Gladstone training centre in Roseanna St, Clinton.

Each Trainee Must Provide

Please note: there are specific language, literacy and numeracy requirements of some of the units in this course.

In order to be deemed competent, participants must be able to:

  • read and correctly interpret required documentation relevant to the confined space entry
  • speak clearly and unambiguously in English
  • explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues
  • understand the permit requirements.

Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms and producing any required reports.
Numeracy is required to the level of being able to correctly differentiate between high and low pressures and temperatures, voltages or masses and interpret gas test/monitoring results.

Equipment requirements

  • We can supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training.
  • We actively encourage you to bring along your own equipment.
  • Please contact us to discuss your equipment requirements.

For our public courses at our purpose built training facility trainees must provide:

  • Transport
  • Appropriate clothing, closed in footwear.

Dave is a very professional and passionate trainer with a high level of knowledge in confined space training. During my previous 9 years in the industry I can’t think of anyone more passionate about training and safety, including site training officers, safety reps and external trainers.

Mark S. - Brisbane, QLD

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Overall an excellent experience. From the organisation and professionalism shown by Courtney in the office, to the training given by Jay - who is by far the best trainer I’ve ever been taught by. Very cost-effective and time-efficient training. Congratulations on your organisation, Pinnacle!

Bede. - Melbourne, VIC

Hutchinson Civil

Great trainer for the course, Lester did a great job of keeping me involved and interested which would not have been easy as I have done this course twice before. I came out of the course with a greater knowledge and understanding of what a confined space ticket allows me to do/not to do. I have been in my industry for over 10 years, so to say I learnt something new about something I do every day is great and I put that down to Lester’s training methods.

Joel M. - Brisbane, QLD

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