Confined Space Training

City and Guilds Accredited Courses

City & Guilds, FAIB and ECITB Approved Training

First Intervention Team offer a full range of Confined Space Training and Confined Space Rescue Training.

We provide a wide range of FAIB, City & Guilds and ECITB approved training courses. Confined Space Rescue Courses are suitable for all personnel who are required to enter any confined space to assist or rescue an entrant in distress acting as part of a Confined Space Rescue Team.

Our courses are highly practical – and include conditions that replicate what a person may encounter when working in real confined spaces.

We have been tried and tested in the most demanding of environments and projects. We pride ourselves in taking on the knowledge and experience gained from each sector and implement this into our training to continually improve our skills.

Centre number: 001518


City and Guilds is a recognised and respected body dedicated to skills development and investment in technology. We can train you to City & Guilds standards in confined space water environment and medium to high risk confined space entrant and non-entrant roles. See our list of courses for more detail.

6250-02 | Level 2 Award
Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces: Water

6150-02 | Level 2 Award
Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Man) (Entrant): Water

6150-03 | Level 2 Award
Working in High Risk Confined Spaces: Water

6150-05 | Level 3 Award
Emergency Rescue and Recovery of Casualties from Confined Spaces: Water

6150-06 | Level 2 Award
Working on Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Man) (Non-entrant)

6150-14 | Level 3 Award
Top Man/Persons for High Risk Confined Spaces: Water

6150-51 | Level 2 Award
Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces

6150-52 | Level 2 Award
Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Man) (Entrant)

6150-53 | Level 2 Award
Working in High Risk Confined Spaces

6150-54 | Level 3 Award
Top Person for High Risk Confined Spaces

6150-55 | Level 3 Award
Emergency Rescue and Recovery of Casualties from Confined Spaces

6150-56 | Level 2 Award
Working Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Man) (Non-Entrant)

First Intervention Team
Confined Space Rescue

“Around 15 people in the UK are killed in confined spaces incidents each year.” – IOSH.

How adequate are your risk assessment method statements and Safe Systems of Work?

Does your organisation have enough experience and depth of knowledge to deal with Confined Spaces?

Work in high-risk confined space areas can be dangerous and therefore any work carried out in a confined space has to be expertly prepared before any person enters the space. To be aware of the risks involved with confined space ensures you are compliant and demonstrates to your staff that their safety is of vital importance to you.

For over 20 years, our First Intervention team have been industry leading specialists in providing specialist rescue teams nationwide for a variety of industries working in high risk environments. All of our F.I.T rescue personnel are current or previously serving front line emergency service professionals from all sectors, that have a wealth of knowledge and experience in high pressure, life threatening situations.

We have dedicated standby rescue teams and specialist confined space rescue consultants who are highly experienced in confined spaces safety. Our team formations can be adapted to suit any high-risk operation, whether you want a full safety management service for a project or for our specialists to work alongside your less experienced team. Our experts are available for hire to all industries and companies who have a need to enter a confined space to complete a task during service and maintenance programmes.

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Confined Space Rescue FAQs

What is a confined space and what classifies as a confined space?

A confined space can be any space of an enclosed nature where there is a risk of death or serious injury from hazardous substances or dangerous conditions (e.g. lack of oxygen). 

What is confined space training, how often is it required, does it expire?

Working in a confined space has many foreseeable risks and adequate training on how to enter a confined space and work in a confined space is a requirement of the confined spaces regulations 1997. There is a difference between confined space health and safety awareness training and skills training of how to work in a substantially enclosed space that may have lack of oxygen, free flowing solids and other hazardous substances. 

An employer as a minimum MUST make employees aware of the dangers of working in a confined space and provide adequate training of the foreseeable risks and carry out a risk assessment that details a safe system of work. There are no regulations or legislation that states how often confined space training is required or expiry dates of any training or certificates. 

All health and safety training should be refreshed when ever it is felt necessary. 

What are the hazards of working in a confined space?

There are many hazards associated with confined space working. Some of the conditions may already be present but some may arise from the work being carried out, e.g. dust from a portable grinder, welding fumes and fumes from solvents or adhesives and other hazardous substances. 

How many confined spaces deaths are there per year? It averages around 15 in the UK and 92 in the USA. So working in a confined space is a very real hazard and adequate training for working in a confined space or to enter a confined space should always be carried out. 

Some other confined space hazards include...

A lack of oxygen –  this can occur when reactions occur in the confined space such as the formation of rust in steel tanks and the reaction of soil with the atmosphere in a trench.  

Poisonous gas, fume or vapour – for example a build-up in sewers and manholes or residues left in tanks, vessels etc, or remaining on internal surfaces, which can give off gas, fume or vapour. 

Liquids and solids – which can suddenly fill the space for example a burst mains water pipe or free-flowing solids such as grain in a silo. 

Fire and explosions – for example from flammable vapours, excess oxygen or high concentrations of dust e.g. in flour silos. 

Hot conditions – leading to a dangerous increase in body temperature. 

Who we work for in Confined Space Rescue:-

Overview of qualifications for FIT rescue teams

  • Confined Space City & Guilds (6150 / 01-05)
  • Casualty Handling Techniques
  • First person on the scene (FPOS-I)
  • Advanced First Aiders
  • Emergency medical technicians
  • Rope Rescue Operative & Supervisor
  • Working and performing rescue techniques in high risk environments rescue under SCBA
  • IOSH
  • CCNSG Safety Passport
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Defibrillator
  • Industrial Firefighting Operations (Levels basic – officer)
  • EUSR (Electrical & Clean Water)
  • Face fit tested
  • BA & Confined Space Medicals
  • Gas detection awareness and management
  • COSHH Awareness

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