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Control measure
Identify a confined space

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Common types of confined spaces

Understand:

  • The most common types of confined spaces
  • Why it is not always easy to identify a confined space

Regulations

Understand:

  • The relevant Confined Spaces Regulations

Decision-making and risk assessment

Understand:

  • How to use decision-making for confined spaces
  • How to use appropriate risk assessments for confined spaces

Information gathering

Understand:

  • How to identify a confined space in industrial contexts

Joint on-site training

Understand:

  • The benefits of using joint on-site training to identify potential confined spaces in an industrial context

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Joint on-site training

Understand:

  • The benefits of using joint on-site training to identify potential confined spaces in an industrial context

Identify whether work is within an enclosed space or confined space and inform personnel if appropriate

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Determine whether the work environment is an enclosed space or a confined space
  • Inform personnel if the work environment is a confined space

Liaise with the responsible person or on-site staff to obtain details about the confined space

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Gather information about a confined space from the responsible person or on-site staff