These units cover the entering and working in confined spaces in resources and infrastructure industries. It includes planning and preparing for entry of confined spaces, entry and working in confined spaces, exiting confined spaces and cleaning up.
These units also address the need for personnel who issue work permits to understand the permit system, know the limitations of each permit and make decisions regarding the need for and correct use of each permit. This competency unit includes the issue of any and all permits.
These units are also about testing the working atmosphere to determine if it is safe for the proposed work. Testing involves the use of electronic test apparatus.
This unit also covers competence associated with the operation and maintenance of breathing apparatus equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere.
This course requires students to successfully complete all the 5 units of competency. Student must successfully meet all criteria for all units to be deemed competent.
The target group will be construction workers requiring training in safely working in confined space at work sites within:
- Civil construction
- Storage tanks, silos, pits, pipes, ducts and ships
- Enclosed and partially enclosed spaces
- Coal mining
- Extractive industries
- Metalliferous mining
People who supervise but do not necessary enter confined spaces need to be aware of the risks and equipment checks that need to be in place to adequately protect people under their control.
- Plan and prepare for working in confined space
- Identify and control confined space hazards
- Work safely within confined spaces
- Complete relevant risk assessments and permits
- Operate various confined space safety equipment
- Exiting confined spaces
- Defining the context for the hazard analysis
- Identifying hazards
- Assess and control risks, monitor and review risk controls
- Conduct pre-donning checks and tests on breathing apparatus equipment
- Operate breathing apparatus
- Prepare for, testing and monitoring gas
- Maintain gas testing equipment
- Understand the effects of airborne hazards on the body
- Use a gas detector and interpret readings
- The obligations of a standby person, and supervise confined space operations
- Respond to an emergency situation
- Perform CPR procedures
- Communicate details of the incident
- Identifying confined spaces
- Entry into a confined space
- Practical entries into a confined space
- Entry permit requirements
- Safety and emergency procedures
- Recovering tools, equipment and material from the confined space
- Confined space entry permit
- Hazard identification processes
- Estimating potential severity/consequence of each identified hazard
- Risk Matrix and hierarchy of control
- Job Safety Analysis/SWMS
- Australian Standards and relevant legislation
- Risk assessments and hierarchy of hazard controls
- Work site policy and procedures
- Lockout and tag out methods of isolation
- Confined space equipment Tripods, VED’S & Fall protective equipment
- Specialised equipment and PPE/PPC required for your workplace needs
- Operate and maintain breathing apparatus equipment in irrespirable atmospheres
- Establish and maintain communication while operating breathing apparatus
- Shut down, remove and clean breathing apparatus
- Type of gas/atmosphere to be tested and gas testing regime
- Calibrate equipment within procedures
- Identify hazards from possible atmospheres and implement hazard control measures
- Use gas testing equipment, interpreting, reporting and monitoring readings
- Clean and maintain, inspect gas testing equipment within procedures
- Recognise an emergency situation
- Identify, assess and minimise immediate hazards to self and others
- Assess casualty and recognise the need for CPR
- Perform CPR
- Operate Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- Convey incident details and reporting
- Written questions
- Practical demonstrations and scenarios
- A4 Certificate
- Wallet Card (upon request)
- All training resources
3 days (approximately 21 hours). Max of 8 Trainees per course.
Upon successful completion a Certificate and Wallet Card (upon request) will be issued for:
- RIIWHS202D Enter and Work in Confined Spaces
- MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis
- MSMPER300 Issue work permits
- MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus
- MSMWHS217 Gas Test Atmospheres
- HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
**There is no legislative requirement for refresher training for any units of competency from National Training Packages. It is suggested that refresher training for enter and work in confined spaces could be conducted every 3 years. This refresher training is at the discretion of the employer.
*Please note that ERT Fire & Rescue supplies all equipment necessary for you to undertake your training. ERT Fire & Rescue always recommend and encourage you to bring along your own equipment. Trainee’s must wear appropriate clothing that will get dirty and enclosed footwear is essential.
ERT Fire & Rescue can provide tailored on-site workplace training. Please contact our office on 0267 434 067 for a quote.
Training is conducted in partnership and under the auspices of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.