Confined Space Entry - 1 Day

Course Description

The Basic Entry Course is the minimum requirement for any person working within or on a confined space. Awarding participants with a Nationally Accredited Statement of Attainment, this course will allow a person to work in a confined space, however it is not designed for persons acting in the role of a Standby Person or a member of the Rescue Team without additional training. The 1 day course also covers the requirements and the process of atmospheric monitoring but does not award any atmospheric monitoring competencies. It is expected that workers required to monitor atmospheres attend additional training such as the two day confined space course or the atmospheric monitoring program. The Basic Entry Course is specifically designed for the person performing work within low risk confined spaces.

Course Content

Each course is specifically tailored and orientated to the job requirements of the participants. Developed encompassing the requirements of the Regulations, Codes of Practice and National Standards applicable, the Basic Entry Course addresses the minimum requirements for persons working in Confined Spaces. The course is orientated around horizontal entry confined spaces and does not cover vertical entries.

Topics include

  • Definition of a Confined Space
  • Standards, Codes of Practice, Acts and Regulations
  • Hazards and Risk Assessments
  • Risk Control Measures
  • Lock out tag out methods
  • Working under Permits
  • Atmospheric contaminates and hazards
  • Atmospheric control measures - Overview
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Confined Space Personnel
  • Entry and Exit Procedures
  • Communication
  • Confined Space Emergencies

Course Duration

The course is delivered over an 8 hour period of one day.

Delivery mode

Training is delivered face to face including both theory and practical components, with a strong emphasis on the practical application of skills.

Award and Recognition

Successful Participants will be awarded the units of competency as listed below.

  • RIIRIS201D Conduct Local Risk Control
  • RIIWHS202D Enter and Work in Confined Spaces
  • MSAPMPER205C Enter Confined Space
  • MSAMPER200C Work in Accordance with an Issued Permit

Knowledge Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Fitness Requirements

A reasonable level of fitness is required to participate in this training.
All participants are required to wear long pants and a long sleeved shirt, and sturdy footwear.

Literacy, Language and Numeracy Requirements

The course is conducted in English. Participants are expected to be able to read and write to a level which will allow them to complete workplace forms and interpret these forms. Numeracy is required to a level where the participant can interpret results on a gas detector and calculate the difference between results. 

Clothing and Equipment

Participants are to wear long sleved shirts, long pants with covered in shoes, preferably work boots. Sandals and thongs are not allowed under any circumstances and will result in the participant being unable to complete the training.

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