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Confined Space Training - Construction

A confined space can be any place of an enclosed nature where there is a risk of death or serious injury from hazards.

Some confined spaces are fairly easy to identify such as storage tanks, silos, reaction vessels, enclosed drains and sewers. Others may be less obvious, but can be equally as dangerous.

By virtue of its enclosed nature, there arise a number of specified risks including:

  • Serious Injury though Fire or Explosion
  • The loss of consciousness or Asphyxiation due to the presence of gas fume vapour or a lack of oxygen
  • Drowning in increased level of Liquid
  • Asphyxiation due to engulfment in a free flowing solid.

At Safeon we have a suite of training courses that will suit every requirement and if required our courses can be developed in a more bespoke manner to suit your organisations specific needs.

All courses are available as a blended training solution and as a traditional 100% classroom approach.

We work to a City & Guilds standard and can provide either in-house or City & Guilds certification.

City & Guilds Construction

This suite of courses is designed to replicate confined spaces for those who are required to work on any commercial (construction) premises in and around UK mainland.

These courses will enable delegates to develop the essential, underpinning skills and knowledge required and to pass a competency based assessment. The assessment addresses planning, entering, working and exiting confined spaces including via a vertical shaft and where escape breathing apparatus is a part of the planned means of self-rescue.

Classification Course Code Description City & Guilds Unit Course Duration

Traditional Classroom

Safeon Blended*



Awareness - This course has been designed to provide the delegate with the information that you require to effectively manage an operational confined spaces team. 


1 day

3 hours online

Level 3


Low Risk - shallow entry with adequate natural or mechanical ventilation, where access is simple and unobstructed and there is no likely risk of flooding e.g. meter pits, valve chambers, booster-pumping stations, PRV chambers. 


1 day

3 hours online plus 1/2   day practical

Level 2


Medium Risk - vertical direct unobstructed access with continuous attachment to a man riding hoist or similar mechanical rescue device. 


2 days

3 hours online plus 1 day practical

Level 2


Medium Risk - when it is not possible to have persons permanently attached to a safety line. Usually it will be a team entry which moves away from the entry point e.g. Man entry sewers, utility service subway tunnels, aqueducts and complex wet wells. Working without an attached rescue line and includes working away from the point of entry. 


3 days

3 hours online plus 1 day practical

Level 1


High Risk - non standard entries involving complex operations which introduce additional risks and require specific controls and rescue arrangements e.g. mechanical hazards, physical complexity of system introduced hazards, enhanced specific intrinsic hazards. 


4 days

3 hours online plus 2 days practical

Level 1


Emergecy Rescue This qualification is for those persons who are part of a dedicated rescue team. The event will cover all aspects of planning, strategy, communications and emergency evacuation of a casualty. The event will be practical and theoretical with a staged emergency recovery leading to an assessment of abilities, with a structured report in line with the water authorities and emergency services. Delegates must have attained unit 6150-03 prior to undertaking this course 


5 days

3 hours online plus 4 days practical

Level 2 and Level 3


Confined Space Supervisor Course – Based on City & Guilds 5831-76 Unit 972 for water. This course includes risk assessment, permit to work, safe system of work. Completion of this course does not allow candidates to enter a confined space. 


2 days

3 hours online plus 1 day practical

* Our blended training solution comes complete with our online training and support package. Our online learning package provides a more interactive and flexible alternative than sitting in the classroom. In addition it provides the learner with one years free refresher course information and online learner support.

Our typical confined space online learning package includes the following modules:

  • Module 1 – definition of a confined space
  • Module 2 – legislation
  • Module 3 – confined space accidents
  • Module 4 – risk assessment
  • Module 5 – gases and gas detection
  • Module 6 – preventing the need for entry
  • Module 7 – personal protective and team protective equipment
  • Module 8 – manpower requirements
  • Module 9 – communications
  • Module 10 – personal hygiene
  • Module 11 – safe systems of work
  • Module 12 – escape breathing apparatus
  • Module 13 – escape breathing practical
  • Module 14 – confined space practical
  • Module 15 – exam

Where a practical element of training and City & Guilds assessment is required the online system will automatically prompt you to book in at your nearest test centre.