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What is high-risk confined space?

what is high risk confined space

A high-risk confined space can be defined as a significantly enclosed space with a hazard present. The space can be hazardous due to substances or conditions within the space or nearby.

Confined spaces can be found in many workplaces, and like their name suggests they are not designed for people. There is a limited spatial capacity. For example, this means entry and exit are restricted. Many confined spaces are large enough for trained professionals to enter and perform certain jobs.

Here are some examples of confined spaces;

  • Tanks
  • Vessels
  • Hoppers
  • Manholes
  • Tunnels
  • Vaults

With the right high risk confined space training, workers can enter these zones and perform jobs safely. Having the right training is important to keeping yourself safe and others around you safe.

At Complete Training Solutions, the High Risk Confined Space training course will put you through your paces and teach you the necessary measures to enable you to work within confined spaces safely and correctly. The CTS training will prepare you for any challenges you may face and help you anticipate emergencies in high risk confined spaces.

What are the risks of confined spaces?

When it comes to working in high risk confined spaces there are several safety concerns to consider.

  1. Is there safe entry and exit from the area?
  2. Do you have sufficient ventilation and oxygen supply?
  3. Is there a contingency plan in place for a rapid exit, rescue, and recovery in the event an individual becomes trapped inside the area?

The course at CTS offers the vital support and training to enable you to assess the above safety concerns and develop contingency plans in the event of an emergency.

Do I have to complete a high risk confined space training course to work in confined spaces?

Yes, when working in high-risk confined spaces you are required to have completed the relevant training courses. This is to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you. The City and Guilds Confined Space Training courses are compulsory for some jobs that consist of working in and around confined spaces. Check with your employer the level of training you require. At CTS we offer Low, Medium and High-risk courses.

Is confined space just on land?

Working in confined spaces can also consist of water-based areas, at CTS we offer additional water-based confined space training.

Is a job in confined spaces right for you?

A job in confined spaces might not be for everyone. But for those few who choose to embark on this journey, it can be extremely rewarding, and no two days will be the same. This role will challenge you daily. For instance, you must use your skillset to solve problems and create effective solutions. Are you up for the challenge?


To view our full list of confined space courses visit: https://www.completetrainingsolutions.co.uk/training-courses/confined-space/