SQA Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces



2 days



CTSS Training Centre, Wendron, Helston


Class Numbers

6 maximum per course



£395 plus vat

(per person)



Ofqual regulated and certificated by Scottish Qualification Authority

On completion of this qualification you can apply to register with the Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR)


Who Should Attend?

Anyone expected to work in a Medium Risk Confined Space. This includes spaces where there is a reasonably foreseeable risk of encountering a specified risk like the presence of toxic or flammable gases, oxygen deficiency and engulfment.

A space becomes Medium Risk if a person will be required to move away from the entry point and be detached from a safety line. Examples may include inspection chambers, access shafts, tunnels, tanks, underground chambers or deep trenches.



1. Awareness of Confined Space hazards

2. Legislative framework

3. Risk assessments

4. Permits

5. Atmosphere testing and monitoring

6. Harness use

7. Tripod and fall arrest equipment

8. Escape breathing apparatus (E.L.S.A)

9. Emergency back-up planning



Candidates must be 18 years old and above to attend this course and be able to read and write to a reasonable standard.

Please be aware that the safe working load (SWL) of equipment used during the practical session of this course is 140kg.

All Other Courses

Street Works

Under current UK regulations, any person required to carry out any work on the Highway, footways or their curtilage must be trained and assessed as competent and hold a Vocational Qualification in the work they will undertake.

The minimum level of qualification is the SQA New Roads & Street Works certificate, to either supervisor or operative level. Obtaining it will involve an element of formal training followed by practical exercises and on-site assessment.

•    Operative units 001-006,009
•    Supervisor units 001,010-014
•    Signing, Lighting & Guarding (Operative unit 002, Supervisor unit 010)
•    CAT & Genny (Unit 001)

•    New Roads and Street Works

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The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 requires that anyone operating Plant and Machinery on site must be competent to do so. We offer 2 assessment schemes to enable you to demonstrate competence.

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