Oz Health Safety and Training Enter and Work in Confined SpacesThis unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.  This course covers the specific industry requirements for the mining and resource sector, civil and general construction industry through to the manufacturing and process industry.

Our confined spaces training course is designed to teach learners how to determine what hazards may exist within the confined space, put in place control measures to make the work safer and carry out the work in accordance with confined space regulations and standards.

Training Calendar

Course Overview

Course Duration

1 Day Face to Face

Course Content

Course Outline

  • Definition of a Confined Space
  • Standards, Codes of Practice, Acts and Regulations
  • Hazards and Risk Assessments
  • Risk Control Measures
  • Methods of Isolation
  • Issuing and Working under Permits
  • Confined Space Hazards
  • Atmospheric testing and monitoring
  • Atmospheric control measures
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Confined Space Personnel
  • Procedures for Standby Personnel
  • Entry and Exit Procedures
  • Entry and Exit Control
  • Communication
  • Use of Harnesses and CS Entry Equipment
  • Confined Space Emergencies
  • Requirements for Rescue
  • Basic Level Confined Space Rescue

Who is this course for

The course is appropriate for those working in or wishing to work in confined spaces (enclosed or partially enclosed) for the purpose of carrying out work or inspections and also is appropriate for those performing sentry or stand by person roles, at worksites within civil construction; coal mining; drilling; extractive industries; metalliferous mining and general construction.


There are currently no prerequisites however, it is advisable that course participants have at least a basic level of literacy, numeracy and communication skills as well as a reasonable level of fitness and a desire to work outdoors.


There is no legislative requirement for refresher training for any units of competency from National Training Packages. It is however, suggested that refresher training be conducted every 3 years.  This refresher training is at the discretion of the employer.


This unit of competence will be assessed. The assessment will be based on the principles of CBT (competency-based training). A successful outcome for this certificate will be determined by a range of different methods including written submission of work, observation of simulated and practical activities, structured questioning or discussions.

Course Outcome

Course participants will learn about applicable legislation and company confined space procedures, definitions and types of confined spaces.  Participants will learn about hazard identification and risk management procedures, hazardous atmospheres including, gas monitoring techniques isolation, purging, ventilation, permits and authority.

Have a satisfactory understanding of the roles and responsibilities of teams including, standby rescue equipment and procedures.   Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment:

  • RIIWHS202D Enter and Work in Confined Spaces

Training and Assessment delivered under the auspices and in partnership arrangement on behalf of Health Security & Education Pty Ltd  RTO 40907

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