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Confined Space Entry - Online Theory + Half Day Practical
Allows workers to perform basic risk assessments and enter a confined space to conduct work under an issued permit and conduct gas testing. Online + hands on practical.
Construction Skills Queensland offers funding for eligible candidates.
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|Gladstone||Mon, Nov 01, 2021 (12:30pm)||
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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
- RIIWHS202E - Enter and work in confined spaces
- RIIRIS201E - Conduct local risk control
- MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres
Our Confined Space Entry course is comprised of two components:
- Online learning and assessment (we estimate learners new to this content may take 3-4 hours - online)
- Hands on practical training and assessment (approximately 4 hours - at Pinnacle training centre)
- $185.00 pp for public courses (Book online and pay $175!)
- Prefer not to study online? See our 1 day face-to-face program
- Funding available through CSQ for eligible participants. Find out more
- For group bookings outside our public course schedule or at your location, please submit your group booking enquiry here for an obligation free quote
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 hazard analysis, breathing apparatus and the issuing of work permits and supervising 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;
- is, or is designed or intended to be, at normal atmospheric pressure while any person is in the space;
- is or is likely to be a risk to health and safety from:
- an atmosphere that does not have a safe oxygen level,
- contaminants, including airborne gases, vapours and dusts, that may cause injury from fire or explosion,
- harmful concentrations of any airborne contaminants,
Examples of confined spaces include (but are not limited to):
- Storage tanks
- Tank cars
- Process vessels
- Pressure vessels
- Silos and other tank-like compartments
- Pits and degreasers
- 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, monitor gas levels, wear breathing apparatus
- Electrical engineers
- Safety inspectors
- Safety personnel
- Injury prevention personnel
- Maintenance personnel
- Emergency services personnel (fire, ambulance, police)
- WHS/OHS officers
- Risk managers
- Mine managers
- Telecommunications and cable installation personnel
- Lift operators and installers
- Transport industry workers
- 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.
- Access to our online learning platform with interactive learning module built and tested by industry experts
- Access to a dedicated Online Faculty at Pinnacle to assist you with your online learning, if you need it
- The freedom to study when you like and go at your own pace.
Hands On Practical Component:
- Practical training conducted by experienced confined space specialist
- Half day (approx. 4 hours) of hands-on, practical training. Up to 12 trainees per course.
- 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
- Scenario-driven learning to ensure workers can be safe and comply with relevant standards and legislation
Each Trainee Must Provide
- Have completed the pre-course online learning and assessments prior to attending the scheduled face-to-face training
- Be at least 15 years of age
- Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills
- Have the ability to read and write English
- Provide their own transport and lunch
- Arrive in suitable attire, including long pants and closed-in shoes.
- We can supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake the practical training.
- We actively encourage you to bring along your own equipment.
Online learning requirements
- Use a device that meets the minimum System Requirements of Pinnacle’s e-Learning system (we officially support and recommend modern desktop or laptop computers running Google Chrome web browser). Other personal devices (e.g. phones and tablets) may be compatible, but due to the variety available, we do not officially support these devices.
- Have a stable internet connection.
- Use a device that can play sound.
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