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High Risk Confined Spaces

How to work safely in high risk confined spaces when a specified risk cannot be eliminated or controlled to an acceptable level, and when respiratory protection (breathing apparatus) is required. Candidates will experience an environment containing one or more of the specified risks (fire / explosion; loss of consciousness from an increase in body temperature; loss of consciousness or asphyxiation from gas, fume, vapour or lack of oxygen; drowning from an increase in the level of liquid and asphyxiation of any person from a free flowing solid). Entry to the confined space may involve complex entry procedures. It will entail the use of breathing apparatus. 


  • Duration – 3 days

  • Assessment - written and practical

  • Instructor/candidate ratio – 1:8

  • Award alignment - aligns with Working in High Risk Confined Spaces national standards

  • Accreditation- Plant and safety certificate or NPORS N702HR

  • Lifespan – 3 years / 5 years

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