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Confined Space Training Including Rescue2018-09-21T10:13:33+00:00

Confined Space Training including Rescue


Pending accreditation
Unit Standard ID: 260139. NQF level: 5; Credits: 5

Course Aim:

When you are competent in this unit standard, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices in confined spaces
  • select and operate equipment for rescues from confined spaces
  • carry out a rescue in a confined space
  • conduct briefings and compile reports.

Course Outcomes:

At the end of this course, you must be able to demonstrate your knowledge and skill of the following:

  1. Understand the concept of confined spaces and the roles and responsibilities of the employee and the employer.
  2. Identify the hazards that are found in confined spaces and describe ways of isolating them and protecting employees.
  3. Describe how atmospheric and environmental conditions are monitored in order to create safe working conditions.
  4. Identify and describe the personal protective equipment (PPE) used in confined spaces.
  5. Explain the importance of having continuous and uninterrupted voice contact with employees working in confined spaces.
  6. Describe the standard operating procedure (SOP) for entry into a confined space.
  7. Describe an emergency rescue plan, emphasising the equipment and resources required to perform a rescue.
  8. Demonstrate the emergency rescue procedure in order to safely evacuate casualties.
  9. Demonstrate the briefing and de-briefing process, as well as compiling an incident report.
  10. Outline the importance of training and identify the training programmes that should be completed by employees who work in confined spaces and especially emergency rescue personnel.

Course Design

This is a full 2-day course including the practical session scheduled for the second day.


  1. Assessment is done by Self, Peer and Facilitator evaluation throughout the course
  2. The Learner will complete a P.O.E. (Portfolio of Evidence) that will be submitted, assessed and internally moderated before a competency certificate is issued.
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