Authorised Person: Confined Spaces (APCS)
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.
5 day course
Benefits 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 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’ll learn on this course
- 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 do I need to bring with Me?
- Learners 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.
How is the training delivered?
- Learners 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.
- Learners will also become familiar with relevant health and safety equipment, Escape Set and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus. Learners must be deemed medically suited by their employer, reasonably fit and feel able to wear a full face mask/hood/chemical re-breather mouthpiece.
- Successful learners will receive a certificate of attendance from Develop Training
October 2020 - Stephen John Dance
The trainer was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable.
March 2020 - Dean Young
Lecturers ability to keep all interested and involved
March 2020 - Stuart Welch
The course tutor was very engaging and kept the class interest levels piqued at all times
February 2020 - Keith Robert Green
January 2020 - David Maskrey
Every person was involved in discussions
November 2019 - Peter Anthony Priday
Working with the group and relating experieces
October 2019 - Caroline Bates
The trainer made the experience enjoyable, the subject can be dry but the way it was put across was very enjoyable. It was referenced to our work situation which made it easy to understand.
February 2019 - Ben Morley
Really enjoyed the coarse as a whole
November 2018 - Graham Royle
The lecturer was excellent throughout the week, especially making me feel at ease due to the first time of using safety harness, EBA, SCBA equipment and entering into a CS. The lecturer presented himself professional throughout the week and provided feedback on all of our questions. The only draw back was with the environment of the class room, smelt of damp throughout the week. However the course was excellent and was delivered by professional lecturer, well done, Thank-you.
March 2018 - Victor Smith
The heating in the class room was not working during very clod weather