Working in Confined Space

Working in Confined Spaces

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Unlock safety in tight spaces. This course equips workers with essential skills for navigating confined environments securely

Approved by IIRSM, CPD & IOSH

Navigate confined spaces safely with our course. Learn essential skills and protocols to mitigate risks and ensure workplace safety in tight environments. From understanding hazards to implementing proper safety measures, this training equips you to handle challenges effectively. Ideal for workers across industries where confined spaces pose risks, such as construction, manufacturing, and maintenance. Gain confidence and competence in working within limited areas, protecting yourself and your team

At the end of this course you’ll be able to demonstrate your understanding of the control measures
to be followed when working in, or near to, confined spaces as detailed in a safe working procedure

This course will cover the legislation associates with working in confined spaces. What counts as a
confined space, the potential hazards, safe operating procedures, emergency procedures and

Important note: This is an awareness course only, designed for people who need to be aware of the
hazards and risks of confined space working but are not required to enter a confined space. If you
are required to perform any work activity in, or in the proximity of, a confined space then you will
also need to have an ‘approved’ standard of practical training at the ‘appropriate’ level.


This Working in Confined Spaces online course is approved by: 

 CPD certification service :

The CPD certification service helps organisations to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach in learning. This conforms the course content is alilgned to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


International Institute of Risk and Safety Management(IIRSM)is an independent professional membership organisation for those managing risks of all forms as a part of their job role. The organisation works with representatives from all risk disciplines from compliance, environmental management, health and safety, insurance, quality management and more. They work by championoing risk management through setting standards, providing practical education, training, advice and resources.


IOSH, or the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, is a professional body that accredits health and safety professionals and promotes safety and well-being in the workplace. As an accrediting organisation, IOSH is critical in ensuring that health and safety professionals are trained to the highest standards and adhere to best practices.

IOSH provides a range of certifications and training courses to individuals seeking to become health and safety professionals, as well as to existing professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and skills. IOSH certifications are recognised worldwide and are highly regarded in the field of occupational safety and health.
IOSH’s importance as an accrediting organisation lies in its ability to ensure that health and safety professionals meet certain standards of knowledge, skills, and expertise. This ensures that workplaces are safe and healthy for employees, visitors, and the public.
Regulatory bodies and government agencies also recognise IOSH’s role in promoting workplace safety and well-being. For example, IOSH works closely with the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), providing advice and guidance to help businesses comply with health and safety regulations.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • 1. Recognise the key legislation and its application to working in a confined space
  • 2. Understand the dangers of working in a confined space and identify the hazards involved
  • 3. Define and state the safety procedures that can use to reduce the risk associated
  • 4. Have an awareness of the communication methods needed and the emergency procedures
  • that would need to be followed
  • 5. Understand the importance of the paperwork involved to meet legal obligations

The “Working in Confined Spaces” course is specifically designed to equip individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to safely operate within confined spaces. Therefore, the following groups of people can benefit from such a course:

Workers in Various Industries: Employees working in industries such as construction, manufacturing, utilities (e.g., water, gas, electricity), agriculture, mining, and petrochemicals may frequently encounter confined spaces as part of their job duties. These workers need to understand the risks associated with confined spaces and how to work safely in such environments.

Safety Officers and Managers: Professionals responsible for overseeing safety within an organization, including safety officers, supervisors, and managers, can benefit from in-depth knowledge of confined space hazards and regulations. This knowledge enables them to develop and implement effective confined space entry programs and procedures.

Emergency Responders: Firefighters, rescue personnel, and other emergency responders may need to enter confined spaces to rescue individuals in distress. Training in working safely in confined spaces equips them with the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct these operations safely and effectively.

Contractors and Subcontractors: Individuals or teams contracted to perform work in confined spaces, such as maintenance, repair, or inspection tasks, need to be trained to ensure their safety and compliance with relevant regulations.

Health and Safety Professionals: Occupational health and safety professionals, including consultants and auditors, benefit from understanding the complexities of confined space work to provide accurate assessments, guidance, and recommendations to their clients.

Facility Owners and Operators: Owners and operators of facilities containing confined spaces, such as industrial plants, warehouses, and storage facilities, must understand their responsibilities regarding confined space safety. This includes implementing appropriate safety measures, conducting risk assessments, and ensuring compliance with regulations.

Workers’ Representatives: Employee representatives, such as union representatives or safety committee members, play a crucial role in advocating for worker safety. Understanding the risks associated with confined spaces allows them to effectively communicate with management and ensure that appropriate safety measures are in place.

Students and Apprentices: Students studying fields related to occupational health and safety, engineering, construction, or any other industry where confined spaces are prevalent can benefit from gaining foundational knowledge through this course.

In summary, anyone who may be required to work in or around confined spaces, as well as those responsible for overseeing confined space operations or enforcing safety regulations, can benefit from taking a Working in Confined Spaces course to enhance their understanding of the associated hazards and safe work practices.

Module 1: The Law 

Module 2: Confined Space and the Dangers?

Module 3: Safe Procedures 

Module 4: Communication, Emergencies and Paperwork

Module 5: Final Assessment


At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 70%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

Retake information :

You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

Course Duration:

25 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.

It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).25

After successful completion of the course the learner will achieve a Certification of Completion from Course Central and Achievement Certificate.
Your can order printed course certificate to be delivered by post.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.


This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:

    Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers

    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Course FAQ

An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo  confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course  and  a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.

Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English  as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.

A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.


Your course will be assigned to you within 24 hours upon successful completion of your purchase.

CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.

Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.

You can always buy this course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.

This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.

How this course works?

Step 1: Purchase and payment
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Step 2: Course Access

Upon successful payment, please look for an email from [email protected] for your course access detail. For single-course purchases, you'll have unique access details. When you purchase more courses, they will be added to your account.
If you purchase multiple courses for your team, all the access details will be emailed to the team members.

Step 3: Certificate

Once you complete your course, you'll receive a PDF certificate instantly. However, you can order the printed certificate, and we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address. This might take 5-7 working days, although we will try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

Step 4: Support

Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.

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