There are many jobs that carry high levels of hazards but working in a confined space is probably one of the riskiest jobs that there is.
Confined spaces often pose a major concern in a wide variety of industries due to the high number of hazards associated with them. Confined space training can help minimize adverse outcomes and accidents by outlining the skills, hazards, assessments and protocols required to enter confined spaces safely.
Confined Space Definition
A partially or fully enclosed confined space can pose risks in terms of employees’ health and safety due to the materials contained inside it, its design, atmosphere, construction or location, nature of work carried out in it, and mechanical and process hazards. (Read more about the definition of confined spaces here.)
Contrary to popular belief, they need not be necessarily small, and they can be located above or below the ground. Confined spaces can range from simple storage tanks to complex and large warehouses. Lack of adequate training can place all personnel, including workers, managers, and supervisors, at risk of their health, safety and even life.
Confined spaces can include pits, sewers, pipes, boilers, utility vaults, water storage towers, silos, boilers, aircraft wings, manholes, rail tank cars, access shafts, storage bins and more.
Essential Benefits of Confined Space Training
Employees need to undergo confined space training before entering any confined space. Workers may get suffocated due to lack of oxygen or airborne contaminants like dust or smoke or engulfed in floodwaters or broken sewage lines. There are also high risks of explosion, heating or fire or asphyxiation due to the release of toxic fumes.
Our well-structured confined spaces training course is designed to meet the highest industry standards in Australia. It helps employees understand the legislative requirements, hazards, and techniques to exercise caution and practise safety.
Confined space training offers several essential benefits and helps:
- Ensure safe working practices in a confined space
- Familiarisation with confined space code of practice, including physical, chemical and biological hazards
- Alert evacuation teams in case of emergency situations
- Identify safety and precautionary measures for entry in a closed space
- Learn the roles and responsibilities of personnel entering the space
- Improve awareness of exposure limits, monitoring methods and permits
Confined space training courses are especially recommended for site managers, supervisors, engineers, safety officers and attendants. Once you complete our course, you will receive a confined space ticket that establishes your eligibility to enter and exit confined spaces.
We are happy to partner with your company in raising safety standards for your managers, attendants and workers. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 1300 88 55 30 to learn more about how our confined spaces training in Perth can benefit your organisation.