Working in High Risk Confined Spaces

Code: WUK03-6160-03
Duration: 3 Day Course
Price (Per Person):
For persons nominated to work in or at confined spaces where work has been assessed and classified as NC4 (High Risk) under the Water UK/Utilities scheme, and who require pre-assessment training to prepare them for assessment in City & Guilds (NOS) 6160-03. The course includes preparing to work safely when entering and exiting a medium risk confined spaces, using equipment and tools safely, following procedures and dealing with emergencies.

NB: This course will not qualify you to perform Top Person duties as previously under the 6150 suite. Please see 6160-04 City & Guilds Award in Control Entry and Arrangements for Confined Spaces as this is is the new City & Guilds qualification for the Top Person duties.

Learning Outcomes / Course Content

A review of the requirements of the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 leads to an understanding of how to:

  • Prepare to work Safely in medium risk confined spaces
  • Interpret the Water UK Confined Spaces classification scheme
  • Enter and exit a confined space safely
  • Use equipment and tools safely
  • Follow working procedures and work safely
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Understand the principles of working in medium risk confined spaces
  • Understand standard protocols for working in high risk confined spaces
  • Risk assess residual hazards

Learning Outcomes/Course Content Continued

  • Recognise changing environments
  • Use and interpret gas monitors to verify safe atmospheres
  • Understand the nature and occurrence of problem atmospheres
  • Using ancillary safety items harness, ropes, winches and life lines
  • Prepare breathing apparatus for use,observe duration indicators and user checks, don and wear breathing apparatus correctly observing all fittings and performance checks
  • Work following a safe system of work
  • React positively in an emergency situation with basic emergency first aid (CPR)

Training Information:

Comprises two days of training and one day of assessment. Candidates should bring their own safety footwear, coveralls, hard hat and gloves for the practical exercises.
This course makes use of all equipment and includes practical exercises in confined space simulations. This is a physically demanding course and delegates must be deemed medically suited by a medical practitioner or occupational nurse.

This qualification does not give certified competency as an Overseer of Work, the New additional Unit 6160-06 will be required if the nominated person wishes to obtain the Management of Work Occupational Standard Qualification.


Training Certification:
City & Guilds question papers and practical assessment observation checklists will be submitted upon assessment completion and certificates will be issued subject to final verification. There will be an additional charge of £35 per candidate.

Please get in touch with us if you would like to know more, or would like to book this course.