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Implementation of Safe Systems of Work by Authorised Persons for Confined Spaces training course

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Course overview

A 5 day training course for individuals who are to be designated as an authorised person implementing safe systems of work for confined spaces. Our popular health and safety course is structured around the specific safety rules of the MOD and procedures contained in their Health and Safety Handbook JSP 375 Volume 3 Chapter 6. If your sector does not have specific safety procedure rules then JSP 375 is a relevant framework against which to learn, but if you would like to incorporate other sectors or specifically tailor a course to your sector or safety rules, please call us on 0800 876 6708.

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Benefits of attending for the learner

  • Greater confidence to risk assess, plan confined space entry by employees and contractors and implement and document safe systems of work.
  • Greater confidence to direct others who may supervise or enter confined spaces.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • The avoidance of serious injury and major harm to employees and contractors working on your premises.
  • An independent assessment regards the skills of the candidate, which may form part of the overall assessment of competence to become an Authorised Person for Confined Spaces.

What you will learn

  • Statutory legislation, health and safety rules and procedures for managing work in confined spaces. The role and duties of appointed personnel.
  • To risk assess confined spaces and to develop, communicate and manage safe systems of work, and appropriate emergency procedures.
  • To accurately describe and record safe methods of work and to issue permits to work.
  • To understand mechanisms of atmosphere testing, monitoring and ventilation procedures and to use and interpret gas monitors to verify safe atmospheres.
  • To select as appropriate gas monitoring or testing equipment, harness, hoists, winches and fall arrest systems and escape or working breathing apparatus.
  • Selection and use of breathing apparatus including awareness of both Escape Set Breathing Apparatus and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus.

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • Successful learners will receive an independent recommendation that the skills they exhibit on the course are consistent with the skills required by an Authorised Person.

How is this training delivered?

  • Delegates will complete practical exercises that involve the management, application and control of documentation, these exercises are assessed and feedback provided. Final assessment is by a written paper and documentation exercise.
  • Delegates will also become familiar with relevant health and safety equipment, Escape Set and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus. Delegates must be deemed medically suited by their employer, reasonably fit and feel able to wear a full face mask/hood/chemical re-breather mouthpiece.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Delegates of the safety procedure course should bring their own safety footwear, waterproof clothing, high visibility vest/clothing, hard hat and working gloves for the practical exercises. We have a selection of harnesses but please bring your own harness if you wish.
  • Delegates attending this safety procedure course, who are to be appointed under MOD Safety Rules, should be in possession of a completed and countersigned log.

Course dates

Course code
5 day course
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N.B. Places = Places left

Start DateStart DateEnd DateLocationExc. VATInc. VATPlaces left 
11/02/2019Mon 11 Feb 2019Fri 15 Feb 2019 York £1266.00£1519.20 3
18/02/2019Mon 18 Feb 2019Fri 22 Feb 2019 Derby £1266.00£1519.20 5+
11/03/2019Mon 11 Mar 2019Fri 15 Mar 2019 Swindon £1266.00£1519.20 5+
29/04/2019Mon 29 Apr 2019Fri 03 May 2019 Derby £1266.00£1519.20 5+
20/05/2019Mon 20 May 2019Fri 24 May 2019 York £1266.00£1519.20 5+
10/06/2019Mon 10 Jun 2019Fri 14 Jun 2019 Linlithgow £1266.00£1519.20 5+
15/07/2019Mon 15 Jul 2019Fri 19 Jul 2019 Swindon £1266.00£1519.20 5+
09/09/2019Mon 09 Sep 2019Fri 13 Sep 2019 York £1266.00£1519.20 5+
30/09/2019Mon 30 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019 Derby £1266.00£1519.20 5+
11/11/2019Mon 11 Nov 2019Fri 15 Nov 2019 Swindon £1266.00£1519.20 5+

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