Confined Space Entry Training


ESS Certificate

Course duration

1 Day

Certificate valid for

3 years

This is an essential training course for operatives who carry out or intend to carry out work in confined spaces. The aim of this course is to prepare operatives with the principles of Confined Spaces and to identify the hazards and risks associated with confined space operations.

Please note - This course does not cover the use of full breathing apparatus. However, the 2 day course does cover this.

Confined Space Entry Course Overview

The course is designed for the delegates to acquire basic Confined Space knowledge through classroom-based training and a practical assessment. 

Confined Space Entry Course Content

  • Current legislation
  • Hazard identification
  • Equipment selection
  • Permits to work
  • Safe working procedures
  • Hygiene
  • Gas detection
  • Use of oxygen escape sets
  • Accident and emergency procedures
  • Emergency escape breathing apparatus

Multiple choice question paper.

Successful learners will be awarded an Essential Site Skills Confined Space Entry certificate valid for 3 years.

What is a confined space?

A “confined space” is considered as any space, of an enclosed nature, with a reasonably foreseeable, specified risk of Fire or Explosion, Overheating, Bad Atmosphere, Drowning or Free Flowing Solids.

In most cases, a confined space is just large enough for people to enter and work inside. But the entrance and exit is severely limited and therefore space inside is not made for spending long lengths of time in.