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ECITB Low Risk Confined Space Entry Training

ECITB Low Risk Confined Space Entry Training


Course Reference ECITBLOW

This confined space course specifically concentrates on low risk shallow entries with adequate ventilation, natural or mechanical, where access is simple and unobstructed and there is no likely risk of flooding. Therefore, it’s for entries no deeper than 3 metres, with an unobstructed vertical lift, a straight ladder into a dark chamber.  Delegates will be trained in the use of fall arrest and retrieval equipment should the situation require it and appropriate ladder climbing techniques, which will allow for safe access and egress into a confined space environment. 


Duration: 1.0 day


Ratio:  Max 10 students to 1 instructor.


Prerequisites: Medically fit with a reasonable level of fitness and a suitability to work within confined space environments


Who Should Attend: Personnel who work within a low risk confined space environment, these could include: telecommunication engineers, construction, water utilities, factory workers, Oil and Gas operatives, Renewable engineers, dock yard workers and shipping.


Course Content:

• Summary of the legislation

• Confined space definition

• Specified Risks

• Safe Systems of Work, including Risk Assessments and Permit

• Top-man procedures

• Dangerous atmospheres

• Gas detection equipment, including bump testing

• Safety equipment, including davit, tri-pod, man-riding winches and retrieval devices

• Harness (EN1497) user inspection and fitting

• Conduct vertical access

• Deal with an emergency

• Demonstrate appropriate behaviour whilst working within a confined space environment

• Practical exercise

• Written assessment


Validity: 3 years