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Confined Space Training Newcastle

Learn from the best. Get certified to conduct rescues and work in confined spaces with Fire and Safety Australia’s confined space training in Newcastle. We offer nationally recognised courses in confined space entry and confined space rescue, along with refresher courses to keep you updated.

Conducting confined space activity carries inherent risks. With the help of our experienced trainers, you and your team will gain the practical skills and theory needed to enter, work in and extract others from confined spaces safely.

We offer a schedule of public confined space training courses in Newcastle, along with private courses available at your venue of choice or on-site at your workplace.

View our course information below and book online, or make an enquiry today.

Our Confined Space Training Courses

Our Newcastle-based confined space training programs are designed to equip your team with the necessary skills and knowledge to work effectively and safely in confined spaces. Our comprehensive courses are aligned with confined space legislation, ensuring our participants receive training that meets the highest standards of safety and compliance in Australia.

Our training courses provide hands-on experience, allowing participants to gain the practical skills and confidence they need when dealing with confined space scenarios. We also offer supplementary instruction in Work Permits, Gas Atmosphere Testing, and the operation of Breathing Apparatus.

By enrolling your team in our Newcastle confined space training courses, you’re investing in their safety, competence, and confidence when working in confined spaces. Our comprehensive curriculum and hands-on approach ensure that your team is well-prepared to tackle any challenges they may encounter in these environments.

Confined Space Entry

Suitable for workers involved in activities either in or around confined spaces, our confined space entry training program is meticulously crafted to empower your team with a wide range of essential skills and knowledge. This comprehensive training ensures that you can confidently oversee confined space safety measures, perform thorough assessments of potential dangers, and oversee the authorisation of work permits, among other critical competencies.

Confined Space Rescue

Confined space rescue presents a series of unique challenges. Your team will learn from the best and gain the expertise and hands-on skills needed to execute safe and efficient extractions of individuals from confined spaces, strictly adhering to the guidelines laid out in the Australian Standard 2865-2009 and the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations. Our confined space rescue training in Newcastle goes beyond the basics, encompassing a comprehensive breathing apparatus review to guarantee secure and effective rescues in cramped and hazardous environments.

Private On-Site Training

Got a large group? Or want to train your team on-site? No problem. Our experienced trainers can cater to your exact needs and provide tailored training at your preferred location. We offer personalised training at our Newcastle training site or on-site at your workplace anywhere in Newcastle or throughout New South Wales.


Where will the training take place?

Our public Newcastle confined space training courses take place at Club Macquarie Function Center in Argenton, NSW. Our trainers can also come to you and provide private on-site training.

What accreditation will I receive?

Upon successful completion of your training you’ll receive the following nationally recognised accreditation:

Confined Space Entry – Basic – Units of Competency:

  • MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis
  • MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • MSMPER205 Enter confined space

Confined Space Entry – 2 Days – Units of Competency:

  • MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis
  • MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres
  • MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • MSMPER202 Observe permit work
  • MSMPER300 Issue work permits
  • MSMPER205 Enter confined space
  • RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces

Confined Space Entry – Refresher – Units of Competency:

  • MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis
  • MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres
  • MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • MSMPER300 Issue work permits
  • MSMPER205 Enter confined space
  • RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces

Undertake Confined Space Rescue – Units of Competency (Non-Fire Sector):

  • PUASAR025 Undertake confined space rescue
  • PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation

Undertake Confined Space Rescue Training (Fire Sector) – Units of Competency:

  • PUASAR025 Undertake confined space rescue
  • PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation
What’s the definition of a confined space in NSW?

According to SafeWork NSW, a “confined space” is a defined term encompassing various scenarios within the workplace. Such spaces are characterised by specific criteria:

  • Not Designed for Human Occupancy: Confined spaces are areas that were not originally designed or intended for human presence. These spaces may serve different purposes within a facility, such as storage, access, or industrial processes, but they were not constructed with human occupancy in mind.
  • Maintaining Normal Atmospheric Pressure: A crucial aspect of confined spaces is their capacity to maintain normal atmospheric pressure when humans enter. This means that they are typically sealed or enclosed in a way that prevents the external environment from affecting the conditions inside.
  • Health and Safety Risks: Confined spaces are often associated with potential health and safety risks. These risks can arise from various factors, including inadequate oxygen levels, the presence of harmful contaminants, or the risk of engulfment or entrapment.

Confined spaces can be found in a range of workplace settings. Some common examples include:

  • Chimneys: Tall and narrow structures used for venting gases from combustion processes. They often require maintenance or inspection, making them confined spaces.
  • Flues: Similar to chimneys, flues serve as passageways for gases and can be found in heating systems, industrial equipment, or ventilation systems.
  • Silos: Used for storing bulk materials like grains, cement, or chemicals, silos can become confined spaces during cleaning or maintenance operations.
  • Tanks: Tanks used for storage, processing, or mixing of various substances may qualify as confined spaces during maintenance or inspection tasks.
  • Vats: Vats, typically used in manufacturing or chemical processes, can be considered confined spaces when workers need to access them for maintenance or repairs.
  • Wells: Whether used for water supply or other purposes, wells can become confined spaces during inspection or maintenance activities.
  • Shafts: Vertical or inclined passageways often found in mining or construction. Shafts can pose significant confined space hazards due to their depth and configuration.

Understanding these criteria and examples is crucial for workplace safety. Employers and employees must be aware of the potential risks associated with confined spaces and take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of workers who may need to enter them for various tasks. This knowledge is vital for compliance with safety regulations and for preventing accidents and injuries in the workplace.

Who needs to be trained for a confined space entry?

Individuals involved in confined space operations, including maintenance staff, supervisors, and contractors, must complete a recognised confined space course as per national standards. This requirement extends to anyone required to entire confined spaces, including confined space rescue teams, permit issuers, health and safety professionals and cleaning crews.

How often does confined spaces training need to be updated in NSW?

In accordance with the Australian Standard AS2865-2009, it’s recommended that confined space workers undergo qualification updates approximately every two years. However, it’s important to note that the frequency of these updates can vary depending on the specific nature and frequency of the confined space work being performed.

At Fire and Safety Australia, we recognise the importance of proper training and the need to stay current with confined space safety practices and regulations. To cater to the needs of individuals who have previously obtained confined space certification, we offer a confined space entry refresher course.

The course includes a thorough review of essential confined space working topics, such as hazard identification, risk assessment, local risk control, safe work procedures, and the use of personal protective equipment and other safety gear. Participants can refresh their understanding of these critical aspects. It also covers any regulation updates that may have occurred in the intervening time since your last training.