Confined Space: Train the Trainer


The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 and the JOIFF Industrial Hazard Standard, defines a Confined Space as: any place, including any chamber, tank, vat, silo, pit, trench, pipe, sewer, flu, well or any other similar space which by virtue its enclosed nature, there arises a reasonably foreseeable specified risk.

Confined space accidents are very often fatal and can involve several employees being killed or seriously injured; often as a result of inadequately trained or poorly equipped staff attempting an entry or rescue without being fully aware of the dangers.

A duty of care lies with employers to ensure that all persons required to supervise work in Confined Spaces receive adequate training information, instruction and suitable and sufficient training in the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken to safeguard themselves and workers in a designated confined space.

Delegates will receive training to PTTLS 3/4 level on adult vocational instructional techniques, learn how to conduct a training needs analysis, prepare a lesson plan and a training programme to meet an identified training need. These delegates will also learn a variety of training methods and information on conducting risk assessments prior to a practical exercise.

Who is this course for?
This course is designed for professionals who wish to gain an understanding of material failures and procedures for investigation and prevention.

Course Aim:
To ensure that trainers are knowledgeable in training staff on the correct standards for every entry into a confined space and supervision of such staff to the appropriate level of risk. This course should instill confidence, knowledge and skills to support senior staff in training future entrants.

Who is this for?
This training is suitable for all persons who would expect as part of their duties to train new entrants or conduct refresher training, prepare training programmes and conduct risk assessments for the supervision of Confined Space Entry.

Course Outline:
Daily AM theory lessons and PM practical sessions. Our highly experienced trainer will start with confined space principles, requiring interaction and discussion with the delegates. The course is presented in a highly participative format with both theory presentations, desktop and practical exercises based on actual incidents which test the delegate in:

  • Relevant Confined Space Legislation and Accepted Codes of practice;
  • Confined Space Risk Assessment procedures, task analysis, safe systems of work, emergency procedures, permits to work and documentation – delivered formally and as tool box talks;
  • The Delivery involving actual Confined Space Incident case studies, discussions and interactive analyses will ensure that the course content is both engaging and

Entry Requirements

  • Current Confined Space Low/Med & Water/Top Man Qualification or – Experienced in house trainer who requires Re-Certification.
  • A desire to move into training and working towards a national qualification in adult vocational training.

A JOIFF accredited Course of 4/5 days for experienced Confined Space Workers & Supervisors and consisting of theory and practical exercises. A condition of the course is that a Risk Assessment of the premises where it is intended that the training will take place will be carried out to ensure its suitability and safety for the training.

JOIFF Certificate and ID Card in Training & Supervising – lasting 3 Years: Following successful completion of the assessed course personnel training confined space teams should deliver Confined Space training at regular intervals of sufficient frequency to maintain competence. This training should include exercises that simulate conditions that may occur on the site for which they are responsible. This training should also include realistic emergency rescue simulations relevant to the site.

Price upon Request

Please Note:
Bookings for this course cannot be made online- please call a member of our Commercial Team on 0151 666 0318