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Control measure

Avoid entry: Confined space


Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Achieving objectives while avoiding entry to a confined space


  • The relevant Confined Spaces Regulations
  • What action to take if a risk assessment indicates that personnel should not be deployed into a confined space

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Incident commanders must:

  • Evaluate the range of options that avoid committing personnel to work in a confined space

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Evaluate options that avoid the need for personnel to enter a confined space

Consider requesting specialist advice or assistance if the nature of the confined space is unsafe for personnel to enter

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Request appropriate specialist advice or assistance for an incident involving a confined space