Working in Confined Space Training

To provide the participant with the knowledge and skills to meet the requirements of confined space rescue including the wearing of Escape Breathing Apparatus, Full Breathing Apparatus and Airline Breathing Apparatus.

Number of participants:10 maximum per course
Duration:2 Days
Working in Confined Space Training FITAC Health & Safety

Day 1

Recognising Confined Spaces

  • Definition
  • Hazards
  • Associated Hazards
  • Case Histories/Studies


  • SHWW Act 2005
  • SHWW CFS Regs 2001 & ACoP
  • SHWW Construction Regs 2013
  • SHWW General Application Regs 2007

Hazardous Atmospheres

  • Gases Fumes Vapors
  • Oxygen
  • Use of Gas Monitors


  • Access Equipment
    • Tripods
    • Hoists/Winches
    • Fall Arrestors
    • Confined Space Harness
  • Breathing Apparatus
    • Escape Sets
    • Working Sets
  • Safety Lines
  • Lighting
  • Maintenance, Calibration, Certification Requirements for

Safe Systems of Works

  • Supervision
  • Competent Staff
  • Risk Assessments
  • Control Measures
  • Emergency Plan
  • Equipment
  • Permit to Work
  • Method Statements


  • Infectious Diseases, Weil’s Disease, PPE

Practical Exercise

  • Based on Safe System of Work. Personal issue of equipment to all delegates. Exercise takes place in CFS Simulator.


  • Theory Questionnaire
  • Practical Assessment

Course Review

  • Questions/Answers

Day 2

Working Breathing Apparatus

  • Full participation with each delegate issued with individual. Set for duration of programme.
  • Use of Full Working & Airline Breathing Apparatus

Types of Breathing Apparatus

  • Filter Sets
  • Respirator Rates
  • Powered Respirator
  • 10 minute Escape Set
  • Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
  • Airline Breathing Apparatus

Respirator Rates

  • Working Duration of SCBA
  • Air Consumption Rates

Safe Systems of Work

  • Choice of Equipment
    • Working Sets
    • Airline

Working Breathing Apparatus

  • Assembly
  • Pre-User Checks
  • Face Seal Test
  • Wearing The Set
  • Walkabout Exercise
  • Post Use Checks

Working Breathing Apparatus Practical Exercise

  • Safe System of Work
  • Confined Space Entry wearing Full Breathing Apparatus using associated equipment including Tripod, Hoist, Harness, Gas Monitors, Safety Lines wearing Full SCBA Set

Airline Breathing Apparatus (IF SPECIFIED)

  • Air Sources – Cradle, Trolley and Trailer
  • Assembly
  • Pre-Use Checks
  • Face Seal Test
  • Wearing the Set
  • Escape feature on Airline BA
  • Exercise
  • Post Use Checks


  • Delegates are assessed during Practical Exercises


On successful completion of this course FITAC will issue Certificates to each delegate, which is valid for 3 years.

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