We offer 12 different types of confined space training courses that we can deliver in both Levels 2 and 3.
FAIB and ECITB are nationally recognised as an awarding body and demand strict requirements from their approved training bodies such as ourselves. FIT has invested heavily to meet these stringent requirements.
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Our confined space rescue training is 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.
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).
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 whenever it is felt necessary.
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.
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