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Confined Space Entry Training - TSCS6

Entry into Confined Spaces with Full Breathing Apparatus Including Rescue Techniques

Course Reference TSCS6

This training course is designed for any individuals who may enter a confined space with full working breathing apparatus, or who may need to make an emergency escape from a confined space with an escape breathing apparatus.  It also caters for individuals who may be required to carry out rescue operations using breathing apparatus, and for those who assist with confined space operations.  It will provide delegates with a thorough understanding of legislation and the dangers of confined spaces, and to enable them to enter, work and leave confined spaces including vertical shafts using escape and full working breathing apparatus, and the ability to carry out rescue techniques whilst using breathing apparatus including casualty recovery.

Course Content

  • Definition of Confined Spaces
  • Types of Confined Spaces
  • Confined Space Regulations 1997
  • Associated Legislation
  • Confined Space Hazards
  • Safe Working Procedures
  • Methods of Communication
  • Top Man Duties
  • Atmosphere Monitoring and Ventilation
  • Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment
  • Access Equipment – Tripods, Winches, Retrieval Systems and Safety Harnesses
  • Escape and Full Working Breathing Apparatus
  • Risks Assessment
  • Permit to Work
  • Accident/Emergency Procedures and Self Rescue
  • Emergency Rescue Techniques and Casualty Recovery
  • Practical Exercise and Assessment


Upon completion of the course, delegates will be competent in the following:-

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal requirements surrounding confined space operations.
  • Identify a confined space and its reasonable foreseeable risks.
  • Implement control measures to either eliminate or reduce the potential risks.
  • Organising and implementing appropriate accident and emergency procedures.
  • Identify the wide range of confined space safety equipment and its uses.
  • Select appropriate methods of risk control.
  • The safe use and maintenance of escape sets and full working breathing apparatus.
  • Conduct an entry into a confined space using escape and full working breathing apparatus and appropriate ancillary safety equipment, in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Use general knowledge and safe behavior for carrying out emergency rescue and casualty recovery.


Delegates who successfully complete this course will receive a card and a certificate. These are both valid for 3 years.