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ECITB Medium Risk Confined Space Entry Training

ECITB Medium Risk Confined Space Entry Training


Course Reference ECITBMED

This course specifically concentrates on medium risk 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 deeper than 3 metres, with an unobstructed vertical lift, a straight ladder into a dark chamber. Delegates will be shown two methods of entry: staying on lifeline to complete the task, where if they collapsed the retrieval equipment would be operated and removal from the life line in where rescue team would be required.


Duration: 2.0 days


Ratio:  1:8


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 medium 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 Permits

• 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

• Communications and Emergency Procedures

• Practical exercises

• Vacating a hazardous environment

• Safe use of BA escape equipment, including rebreather, constant flow and positive pressure

• Practical assessment

• Written assessment


Validity: 3 years