Working in Confined Spaces Online Course

Working in Confined Spaces Online Course

2 Hours2 Hours
Interactive Interactive
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Working in a confined space carries serious risks to health and safety. Sometimes, it may not be immediately obvious that you are working in a confined space, as nearby workers carry out activities that encroach on your working area. Recognising when a situation becomes hazardous is just one of the things you’ll learn on this e-learning training course.

You’ll also understand the legal requirements set out in the Confined Space Regulations 1997, what your responsibilities are as an employee, and the legal requirements of employers. Plus, you’ll be able to put appropriate control measures in place, work safely and respond quickly when incidents occur.

This 2-hour online course has been written by health and safety experts in accordance with UK legislation. There’s no time limit to complete the course, so you can work through at your own pace. It’s also accredited and assured by CPD and Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).


By the end of this 2-hour online course, you’ll understand:

  • What is a confined space?
  • How work activities can create confined spaces
  • The risks of working in a confined space
  • The legal requirements of employers regarding confined spaces
  • Employee responsibilities and duties
  • How to carry out risk assessments for confined spaces
  • How to implement adequate control measures
  • What to do in an emergency


This e-learning course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to working in confined spaces
  • Definitions and examples of confined spaces
  • The health and safety risks associated with confined spaces
  • The Health and Safety at Work (HSW), etc. Act 1974
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) 1999
  • The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997
  • Permit-to-work systems
  • When the regulations apply, and when they don’t
  • The five steps of a risk assessment
  • Control measures
  • The hierarchy of control
  • Safe systems of work
  • How to avoid entering a confined space
  • Safe equipment for confined spaces
  • Substances and confined spaces
  • Supervision and monitoring of confined spaces
  • Communication
  • Cleaning and ventilation
  • Electrical and mechanical equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Portable gas cylinders
  • Permit-to-work systems
  • Fire prevention
  • Emergency procedures
  • Control of plant
  • First aid and emergency services


At the end of this course, you’ll take a multiple-choice test of 20 questions. It’s marked automatically, and you’ll need 80% to pass. If you don’t pas first time, you’re welcome to re-take the test as many times as you need to at no extra cost.

On successful completion, you’ll receive a CPD-certified digital certificate straight away.  As well as conforming to CPD guidelines, this course is certified by the widely recognised Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Qualifications Assurance System.

Although there is no expiry date for this training, we recommend that you refresh your knowledge every two years to keep up to date. You’ll receive a ‘recommended renewal date’ on your certificate.

Who is this Course for?

This course provides entry level awareness of the health and safety risks associated with working in a confined space. Therefore, it’s relevant for those working in a confined space, but also colleagues, managers and supervisors. Plus, if you work in rescue, this training is useful to refresh your knowledge of the emergency procedures required when incidents occur in confined spaces.

Depending on the type of work you carry out and the level of risk associated with your specific workplace, you may need full competence training. Those working in substantially enclosed conditions will need regular training to comply with the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997.

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