Confined Space Training Sydney
Acquire nationally accredited education in entering and rescuing from confined spaces with Australia’s leading safety training institute. Our experienced trainers provide nationally recognised confined space entry and confined space rescue training in Sydney for individuals and groups.
At Fire and Safety Australia, we offer a regular schedule of public courses at our training centre in Sydney, along with private onsite training sessions, which can be conducted at your location anywhere in New South Wales.
We also offer supplementary instruction in Work Permits, Gas Atmosphere Testing, and the operation of Breathing Apparatus.
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Our Confined Space Training Courses
Our Sydney confined space training courses will give your team practical training to confidently and safely work in confined spaces. Our courses offer hands-on training in line with confined space legislation, helping participants develop practical skills in areas including breathing apparatus training, identifying workplace hazards and more.
Confined Space Entry
Designed for individuals engaged in tasks within or in the vicinity of confined areas, our training for entering confined spaces equips you with the abilities to effectively manage confined space safety tools, conduct assessments of potential hazards and risks, authorise work permits, and more.
Confined Space Rescue
Gain the knowledge and practical skills to safely extract individuals from confined spaces in accordance with the Australian Standard 2865-2009 and Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations. These training programs encompass a breathing apparatus review that ensures secure rescues within dangerous environments.
We Offer Customised Group and On-Site Training
Need something specific for your confined space training in Sydney? Our trainers can accommodate large groups and provide tailored training suited to your unique needs, whether it’s at our training centre in Sydney or directly at your workplace within any location in New South Wales.
What risks are associated with working in confined spaces?
Working in confined spaces poses various risks due to the unique nature and challenges of these environments. Some of the key risks associated with confined space work include:
- Limited Entry and Exit: Confined spaces often have restricted entry and exit points, which can hinder swift evacuation in an emergency.
- Hazardous Atmospheres: Accumulating toxic gases, lack of oxygen, or flammable substances in confined spaces can result in hazardous atmospheres that pose health and safety risks to workers.
- Engulfment and Entrapment: Workers can be at risk of being trapped or engulfed by materials such as liquids, solids, or flowing substances present in the confined space.
- Temperature Extremes: Confined spaces can experience extreme temperatures, leading to heat stress or hypothermia for workers.
- Falling Objects: Falling tools, equipment, or debris from above can pose a risk to workers in confined spaces.
- Mechanical Hazards: Moving parts or machinery within a confined space can result in crush injuries or entanglement.
- Noise and Vibrations: Confined spaces can amplify noise levels and vibrations, leading to hearing damage or discomfort for workers.
- Communication Challenges: Communication can be difficult within confined spaces due to limited visibility, distance, or noisy environments, which can impede coordination and emergency response.
- Lack of Visibility: Poor lighting and visibility in confined spaces can hinder navigation and identification of hazards.
- Chemical Exposure: Confined spaces may contain harmful substances, chemicals, or fumes that can lead to respiratory issues or skin contact injuries.
- Structural Instability: Some confined spaces might have weakened structures that could collapse, endangering the safety of workers.
What is a confined space, according to NSW regulations?
According to SafeWork NSW, a ‘confined space’ is any enclosed or partially enclosed space that:
- is not designed for human occupancy
- is intended to maintain normal atmospheric pressure during human occupancy
- poses or is likely to pose a health and safety risk due to unsafe oxygen levels, contaminants or engulfment
Examples of confined spaces include chimneys, flues, silos, tanks, vats, wells and shafts.
Who needs to be trained for a confined space entry?
Individuals required to enter or operate within confined spaces, as well as those participating in confined space entry operations, must successfully complete an officially recognised confined space course in accordance with national standards. This includes confined space rescue teams and any personnel required to enter confined spaces as part of their jobs.
- Employees directly engaged in confined space activities, including maintenance staff, welders, inspectors, and cleaning crews
- Supervisors and Managers overseeing confined space operations
- Confined space rescue team members
- Confined space permit issuers
- Health and safety professionals, safety officers, or coordinators overseeing confined space activities
- Contractors involved in confined space work on a job site
Does confined space training expire in NSW?
According to Australian Standard AS2865-2009, any workers engaging in confined space operations should update their qualifications every two years, however, this can vary depending on the nature and frequency of the work being undertaken.
At Fire and Safety Australia, we offer a confined space entry refresher course which offers streamlined training for individuals who have previously obtained confined space certification.