EntryTo Confined Spaces and the Use Of Escape Breathing Apparatus and Working Breathing Apparatus

The Aim of the Course is to:

Give training and practical assessment for those persons who need to plan implement and work to safe working procedures and permits for confined space entry.

The Objectives of the Course are to enable delegates to:

  • Identify any hazards and associated risks involved when entering confined spaces..

  • Understand the current legislation and codes of practice for confined space entry.

  • Implement control measures such as ventilation, gas detection and monitoring to eliminate and reduce potential risks.

  • Select inspect, use and store personal protective equipment and site safety equipment.

  • Understand and work to entry permits and safe working procedures.

  • Work with escape and working breathing apparatus.

  • Implement the appropriate accident and emergency procedures.

Who Do We Recommend Attends The Course?

All personnel who are directly involved in the planning, supervision and execution of work in confined spaces such as manholes, shafts, chambers, sewers, tanks etc.

Course Summary

Candidates will participate in theory lessons and practical demonstrations / exercises, all of which are highlighted by the use of OHP & Videos covering;

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

  • Confined Spaces Regulations

  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment

  • Regulations

  • Other current relevant regulations

  • Confined space hazards and associated risks

  • Safe working procedures and entry permits

  • Gas detection

  • Use of escape breathing apparatus

  • Use of working breathing apparatus

  • Access equipment, winches and lifelines

  • Hygiene procedures

  • Accident and emergency procedures

  • Practical exercises

Some of the practical work requires heavy physical effort when wearing working breathing apparatus and the participant must be medically suitable to undertake the wearing of the equipment.

Course Duration

3 Days.


Forde Training Services Certificate of attendance.

Eligible companies are able to claim grants for this training, which will pay for a substantial amount if not all of the training costs, as this course is CITB approved for grant purposes.