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Working in a High Risk Confined Space

Learn safe working practices, emergency arrangements, use of a variety of entry and safety equipment and use of respiratory protective equipment.



Learn how to work safely in a  high risk confined space exists when there is a specified hazard that cannot be eliminated or controlled and work activity uses breathing apparatus.



Gain a sound understanding of safe working practices, emergency arrangements, use of a variety of entry and safety equipment and use of respiratory protective equipment.


Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded a City & Guilds Level 2 Qualification.

Course Details

Who Attends?
For people working in or at confined spaces where work has been assessed and classified as High Risk.
The Aim?
To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of Confined Space procedures for the water industry, the dangers of confined spaces and to enable them to carry out an entry to work in a Confined Space wearing Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and escape sets.
At the end of the training course delegates should know:
  • The dangers associated with confined space working
  • How to risk assess a confined space
  • How to classify a confined space
  • The types of Escape Breathing Apparatus and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • How to undertake pre-entry and pre-wearer checks on equipment
  • The necessary manning levels
  • Why there is a need for periodic examinations of equipment
  • The emergency procedures when working in a confined space.
Course Content
  • Confined Space Regulations 1997
  • Interpret the Water UK Confined Spaces classification scheme
  • Risk assess residual hazards
  • Recognise changing environments
  • Prepare to work safely in high-risk environments
  • Enter and exit confined spaces safely
  • Prepare and use self-contained open circuit breathing apparatus in accordance with manufacturer’s specification
  • Use equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
  • Follow procedures and work safely
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Use appropriate behaviour for working in high risk confined spaces
  • Use appropriate water industry knowledge for working in high risk confined spaces
  • Apply relevant water industry standards for working in high risk confined spaces
Knowledge Requited

Must of attended the Medium Risk Course beforehand

Methods Used

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. The learner will be given the opportunity to show they can resolve problems through evidence gained during practical exercises.

Additional Information

All candidates must be cleanly 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 work 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.


Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded a City & Guilds Level 2 Qualification.


Fulbourn, Cambridgshire Training Facility


Open course dates available throughout the year.

What Our Customers Are Saying

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“Excellent customer service, extremely knowledgeable and really helpful in responding to training queries. We would definitely recommend CMT”

Marie, Riteweld Engineering

“The training went very well, at a good steady pace throughout. I had excellent support which without I wouldn’t have got through the course.On various courses with different training providers, I never got this level of support throughout and even felt neglected at times.

The Fulbourn centre has excellent facilities which were great to learn and develop in.”

Dale, Bouygues

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