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Confined Space Entry - 1 day

Nationally recognised units of competency
RIIWHS202D, RIIRIS201D, MSMWHS217

Face to Face

Allows workers to perform basic risk assessments and enter a confined space to conduct work under an issued permit and conduct gas testing.

1 day course
basic enter and work
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2 day course
issue permits, operate breathing apparatus
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Course Dates

Location (Central QLD) Start Date Places Left
Gladstone Wed, Feb 27, 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

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

Course Duration

1 day (approximately 8 hours)

Price

  • $185.00 pp for public courses. Book online and save $10.00! (scroll up, find your date, and click Book Now)
  • QLD: Funding is available for eligible members of the construction industry. Eligible students can do this course at no cost - save $185.00! Check your eligibility and apply now.
  • For group or company bookings, please contact us for an obligation free quote.

Course Overview

Note: This is our basic course which gives you the skills to review a risk assessment, enter a confined space in accordance with an issued permit to conduct work, and conduct gas testing. For more advanced confined space training (including issuing permits and use of breathing apparatus) or for training that covers planning and supervision of confined space operations, see our Confined Space 2 day course. This advanced training is required for anyone who may be required to control the works in the space via permit issuing or otherwise supervise confined space operations.


This nationally recognised training course is designed for people who work in or around confined spaces. The course can be tailored to suit the practical scenarios relevant to your company’s confined space operations. 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 confined space hazards and control risks
  • Enter and work safely within confined spaces according to an issued permit
  • Operate various confined space safety equipment
  • Conduct gas testing of the atmosphere

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:

  • Workers who will be performing confined space work, but are not required to write a permit or wear breathing apparatus
  • Electrical engineers
  • Safety inspectors
  • Safety personnel
  • Injury prevention personnel
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Emergency services personnel (fire, ambulance, police)
  • OHS officers
  • Risk managers
  • Mine managers
  • Telecommunications and cable installation personnel
  • Transport industry workers

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

  • Course Outline

    • Identifying confined spaces
    • Identification and control of hazards
    • Australian Standards and relevant legislation
    • Roles and responsibilities of management and employees
    • Case studies
    • Risk assessments and hierarchy of hazard controls
    • Work according to a confined space permit
    • Work site policy and procedures
    • Write work plans and risk assessments
    • Lockout and tag out methods of isolation
    • Atmospheric monitoring and gas detection
    • 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
    • One 8-hour day of training. Up to 12 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 conform to relevant standards and legislation
    • Lunch is provided
    • This course can be conducted on-site 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.

    Really enjoyed the practical component - excellent. Great to see this being encouraged in courses like this.

    George C. - Melbourne, VIC

    Vic Roads
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    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

    Wave International

    I found Kerryn to be an excellent trainer and presenter who was able to share her industry experience well. The fact that she regularly provides Confined Spaces services to industry reflects well.

    Les D. - Melbourne, VIC

    Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings