Level 3 Award in Control Entry and Arrangements for Confined Spaces

Course Information

This Confined Space Awareness for Entry Controller (Topman) training programme is designed for operatives who may need to supervise an entry into a confined space. The Topman High Risk Confined Space Level 3 course equips delegates with the skills and knowledge to supervise and monitor safe working practices within a team operating in high risk confined spaces. The course incorporates a blend of theoretical and practical learning techniques. This confined space training course is designed for workers who operate as a Top Man as part of a Confined Space Team operating within a confined space environment. Top Man is a supervisory role, responsible for leading a project above ground. Confined Space Training High Risk is a level 3 (6160-04) course.

Entry Requirements

Speak English

Physically Able

Photographic ID

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Topman High Risk Confined Space

The level 3 City and Guilds accredited training course is designed for workers who operate as a Top Man as part of a Confined Space Team operating within a confined space environment. Top Man is a supervisory role, responsible for leading a project above ground. Level 3 Award in Control Entry and Arrangements for Confined Spaces (6160-04) course.

The Level 3 Award in Top Person for High Risk Confined Spaces course covers modules including overseeing the entry and exit of confined spaces, dealing with emergency situations, monitoring teamwork, and ensuring safety procedures are followed, acting as the safety attendant for teams operating within confined spaces, and working to regulation standards.

  • Being the safety attendant for teams within the confined space.
  • Overseeing entry and exit of the confined space to ensure safety.
  • Monitoring work teams and ensuring safety procedures are followed.
  • Preparing for any emergency situations.
  • Dealing with emergency situations.
  • Behaving appropriately when carrying out Top Man work in High Risk Confined Spaces.
  • Using knowledge gained to carry out the task.
  • Working to regulation standards.
  • Summarise the requirements of the Confined Space legislation and the associated ACOP.
  • Select appropriate methods of risk control.
  • Be aware of appropriate safety equipment that may be used when entering a confined space.
  • Valid in-date photo ID e.g. Driving License or Passport
  • Appropriate work boots
  • Overalls will be provided on the day

Assessments include theoretical and practical evaluations that aim to identify a learner’s ability to supervise and monitor safe working practices in high risk confined spaces.

The Confined Space High Risk Course is designed for workers who operate as part of a team within a high risk confined space. A high risk confined space is defined as a space where there are access issues, and there is a high probability of encountering specific risks, where the use of oxygen masks may be required.

What does an Overseer/Topman do?

A Topman will ensure that every aspect of the entry is done in the safest possible way:

  • Check all team members hold the correct, valid qualification for their role
  • Ensure all equipment checks have been carried out
  • Confirm the classification of the confined space is accurate at the time of entry
  • Ensure that the rescue provision is suitable and sufficient
  • Confirm that lock out and isolation procedures have been completed
  • Ensure that the permit to work, safe system of work, risk assessments and method statement have been completed
  • Ensure adequate methods of communication are in place prior to and throughout entry
  • Monitor the health, safety and wellbeing of entrants at all times
  • Manage all members of the; rescue, entry and surface teams during the works
  • Ensure access and egress arrangements are suitable
  • Provide a comprehensive safety brief prior to starting work

Delegates who completed this course can work across a variety of industries, as a supervisor in high risk confined spaces. We advise that all delegates who complete the course apply for a CSCS card, this will enable them to work across construction sites across the UK.

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