Confined Space Entry
Duration: 8 hrs
Unit: RIIWHS202D – Enter and Work in Confined Spaces
This course is designed for workers required to enter a defined confined space to perform work tasks.
This qualification is required in a large range of workplaces and industries. This nationally accredited course does not have an expiry however an increasing number of employers require a refresher of the course every 2 years to ensure currency.
Course content includes:
Safe work methods & procedures
Common workplace equipment
Assessments MUST be conducted with the assessor present. This can be done at our training centre or your work site if the required equipment, PPE and scenario’s are in place.
WHY CHOOSE GLADSTONE TRAINING SERVICES TO PROVIDE YOUR TRANING?
Gladstone Training Services offer an exceptional Confined Space Course. This course trains and educates the skills and information needed to properly enter a confined space while adhering to all applicable legal requirements. However, because the risks of these spaces are typically complicated or specific to each facility, therefore it can be difficult for employers to grasp the needs for confined space training. If you understand the fundamentals of the confined space standard and how to apply it to your business, you’ll have a great training program. A Confined Space Ticket is your gateway into the industry that requires it. GTS would be happy to assist you in applying for a Confined Space Ticket that will help you find a decent and well-paying job in the near future.
Can you do confined space online? Not currently, as we only do in-person training. To discover more about the cost of your required program and prepare for your application for a confined space ticket, please contact us directly here through our website.
WHAT CONFINED SPACE MEANS?
Because they are not designed to be places where people should work, confined space can be dangerous. Hazards aren’t always visible, and they can alter at any time. Loss of consciousness, incapacity, injury, or even death are all possible outcomes.
Pits, drains, and structural voids in structures or equipment are common in many professions. They frequently have little ventilation, which can quickly create a hazardous environment. The hazards aren’t always visible, and they can alter from one confined space for entry to the next, depending on the workplace or environmental conditions.
Let us now know what counts as a confined space? It is defined not by its size but by the dangers that come with a set of specific situations, which include:
- Space’s physical characteristics
- Inherent dangers related with the environment
- The nature of the work being done in or around the space
WHAT ARE THE FOUR MAIN DANGERS OF A CONFINED SPACE?
A confined space is an enclosed or partially enclosed space that is not intended or planned primarily for human habitation and in which one or more of the following risks exist:
- A level of oxygen that is outside of the safe oxygen range
- A level of impurities in the air that can cause impairment, loss of consciousness, or asphyxiation
- A concentration of flammable airborne pollutants that could result in fire or explosion injuries
- Suffocation or drowning can result from being engulfed in a stored free-flowing solid or an increasing amount of liquid
Other potential dangers in confined space include:
- Limited or restricted access, making it difficult to save a worker in an emergency
- The risks associated with the tasks being carried out inside or around the place
- Other tasks being carried out inside or around the place may pose a risk.
- Hazardous pollutants that are contained in sludge, scale, or other deposits, masonry or behind loose linings, liquid traps, or instrument fittings, and are only released when disturbed or heated, for example.
WHY CONFINED SPACE IS DANGEROUS?
The substance kept or used in the area, the activity to be performed in the space, and the external environment all influence the hazards specific to a confined space. Hazard specific to a confined space can be categorized by atmospheric, physical, and biological hazards.
Confined Space danger can arise because of the four types of hazardous atmospheres encountered in a confined space are toxic, irritant, flammable, and asphyxiating.
- Toxic Atmospheres
In a confined space, poisonous substances can include any combination of gases, vapors, fumes, aerosols, and finely divided airborne dust. Manufacturing processes, product storage, and space operations are among the sources.
- Irritant Atmosphere
Primary and secondary categories of irritant or corrosive atmospheres can be distinguished. The principal irritants have no systemic effects because the products generated on respiratory tract tissues are non-irritant, and other effects are so severe that any systemic activity is obscured.
- Asphyxiating Atmospheres
The typical atmosphere is primarily made up of 20.9% oxygen, 78.1% nitrogen, and 1% argon, with minor amounts of other gases. Oxygen depletion in a confined space can be caused by consumption or displacement.
- Flammable Atmospheres
Enhanced oxygen atmospheres, vaporization of flammable liquids, byproducts of work, chemical reactions, combustible dusts, or desorption of chemicals from the inner surfaces of the confined space all contribute to a flammable atmosphere.
There are major health and safety dangers when working in tight places, for example:
- Contaminants in the air can cause loss of consciousness, internal damage, or death.
- A fire or explosion that kills or injures many people
- Suffocation due to a lack of oxygen
- If you fall into something like grain, sand, flour, or fertilizer, you will be crushed or suffocated.
WHAT IS CONSIDERED A CONFINED SPACE?
The structure and a specific set of circumstances define a limited space. Depending on the circumstances in which the area is entered, the same building may or may not constitute a confined space. When a person’s head or upper body enters a limited space, it is regarded to have entered the space.
If the work that will be done in the space could result in dangerous quantities of airborne pollutants, the space will become a restricted space.
The declassification of a confined space will not be affected by temporary control measures such as providing temporary ventilation or passing a satisfactory pre-entry gas test. To be declassified as a non-confined space, a confined space must have made sufficient structural and operational improvements to eliminate all inherent dangers.
WHAT IS CONFINED SPACE TRAINING?
What training s required for confined space? The fundamental understanding of equipment and procedures described in the OH&S regulation and related compliance code, as well as the operation and maintenance of linked safety equipment, will be provided through GTS Confined Space Training. In addition, a confined space refresher course should be taken every 1-2 years or whenever your employer thinks fit, according to industry standards.
WHAT CONFINED SPACE TRAINING DO I NEED?
Confined Space Courses are indeed a requirement before acquiring a confined space ticket and a certification to enter confined spaces and this is how often confined space training is required.
WHO CAN TEACH CONFINED SPACE TRAINING?
There are few accredited training institutions that can teach and educate potential and aspiring employees in the construction industry. Proper training is important and critical to protecting employees and workers in the construction industry if they will enter a confined space.
However, because the risks and dangers of these confined spaces are typically complicated or specific to each facility, it can be difficult for employers to grasp the needs for confined space training. If you understand the fundamentals of the confined space standard and how to apply it to your business, you’ll have a great confined space training program and enjoy it.
WHO CAN ENTER A CONFINED SPACE?
Of course, construction workers and employees who were properly trained and people who possess a confined space ticket. Participating in a federally recognized confined space course and training with a Registered Training Organization like GTS earns you a confined space ticket. Depending on the length of the program, this program will offer units of competency.
Working in restricted settings for a long time is no longer sufficient. All those who work in restricted areas must be properly trained for the job.
So, what exactly are confined space workers doing, and have they been trained to that level? Here are some things to consider:
- A basic worker with no extra responsibilities who works in a restricted place
- Do they have to be a restricted space standby, which is a far more serious position?
- Is it necessary for them to be able to conduct a competent gas test?
- Will they have to do a restricted space rescue?
- Will they have to use breathing equipment?
- Do they issue licenses?
- Do they require CPR training to help in an emergency?
- Is it necessary for them to supervise a permit?
WHAT TRAINING IS REQUIRED FOR CONFINED SPACE?
GTS provides confined space training to a wide range of sectors in Australia. Whether you need training in Enter and Work in Confined Space, Enter Confined Spaces, or Undertake Confined Space Rescue, GTS can help.
CAN A PERMIT REQUIRED FOR CONFINED SPACE BE RECLASSIFIED?
Permit-required confined areas can be reclassified as non-permit spaces in some instances. Make sure the confined space meets the following standards before classifying it as a non-permit space:
- Any hazards that could result in death or serious bodily harm have been removed.
- Any known health or safety dangers, such as engulfment in solid or liquid substance, electrical shock, or moving parts, are included.
- In the enclosed space, there is no actual or potential harmful environment.
- Only if all hazards are eliminated may the confined space be regarded as a non-permit place.
- If someone needs to enter the space to remove risks, the space must be handled as a confined space that requires a permission until the dangers are removed.
HOW TO GET CONFINED SPACE CERTIFICATION?
Permit-required confined spaces, also known as permit spaces, are a form of confined area that can pose a lethal threat. Tanks, sewers, storm drains, boilers, and HVAC ducts are examples of confined spaces that could be classified as permit spaces. The Permit-Required Confined Space Course instructs construction workers on how to work safely in permit spaces by identifying and avoiding typical dangers. It also illustrates the distinction between confined areas and confined spaces that require a permit.
Before a worker may be declared an authorized enter, employers may need training in permit space safety. The main purpose of this confined space course is to teach construction workers how to protect themselves from the dangers of permit spaces in terms of both safety and health. You’ll discover the most important guidelines for working in restricted places that require a permit, as well as methods that can help you avoid accidents and emergencies.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 1 day
- Skill level Beginner
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes