MED - Working in Medium Risk Confined Space


The City and Guilds Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces course is for people working in or at confined spaces where work has been assessed and classified as Medium Risk and who require pre-assessment training to prepare them for assessment.

A confined space is any space including chamber, vessel, tank, silo, pit or other similar space that is largely enclosed (not always entirely) that contains a foreseeable specified risk of serious injury. A ‘specified risk’ can be any of the following:

  • Fire or explosion causing serious injury

  • Gas, fume, vapour or lack of oxygen causing loss of consciousness

  • Increase in body temperature causing loss of consciousness

  • Increase in the level of liquid causing drowning

  • Free flowing solids causing asphyxiation

Content covered during this course include:

  • Prepare to work safely in medium risk confined spaces
  • Enter and exit confined spaces safely
  • Prepare and use appropriate respiratory protective equipment (RPE) for escape purposes in accordance with manufacturers' specifications
  • Use equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturers' instructions
  • Follow procedures and work safely
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Use appropriate behaviour for working in medium risk confined spaces
  • Use appropriate water industry knowledge for working in medium risk confined spaces
  • Apply relevant water industry knowledge for working in medium risk confined spaces

Course Information

Course duration

  • Appropriate training and one days assessment.

Assessment & exams

  • Course tuition will include a high proportion of hands on demonstrations and practical exercises, supplemented with classroom based tutorials and pre and post course assessments.
  • Question papers and practical assessment observation checklists will be submitted upon assessment completion and certificates will be issued subject to final verification – valid for 3 years.

Delegate information

  • All candidates must be clean shaven, if this is not possible we must be notified prior to the course date.
  • Candidates should bring their own safety footwear, waterproof clothing, hard hat and working gloves for the practical exercises.
  • Any person attending this course should be physically and mentally fit to withstand the rigours of training.
  • Candidates should be able to read, write and understand English as all documentation, presentations and examination paperwork will be in English only.

Booking and further information

For further information or to book a place please call 08433 301236 or email us