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Understanding The National Classification (NC) System in Confined Space Training

Published on
June 21, 2024
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Pete Langley
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We're excited to announce the release of our latest video on the National Classification (NC) System, now available on our Premium Content Hub. 

This video is a crucial addition to our confined space training series, offering in-depth insights into the NC System and its application in various scenarios.

What is the National Classification (NC) System?

The NC System, widely used by water authorities, utility companies, and other organisations, classifies confined spaces into different risk levels. Understanding this system is essential for anyone involved in confined space entry and safety management.

Key Takeaways from the Video:

1. NC1 - Low Risk

  • Simple entry with no obstructed access.
  • Requires a gas monitor.
  • Easy entry and exit without the need for complex safety equipment.

2. NC2 and NC3 - Medium Risk

  • NC2: Unobstructed vertical access, connected to a lifeline.
  • NC3: Similar to NC2 but allows for slight traversal off the vertical access.
  • Both require a fully charged escape breathing apparatus and gas monitor for each person entering.

3. NC4 - High Risk

  • High-risk confined spaces require more control measures.
  • May involve non-breathable atmospheres and complex entry points.
  • Requires self-contained breathing apparatus and comprehensive risk assessments.

4. NCX - Complex Entries

  • Involves very complex entries like loft spaces with potential non-breathable atmospheres.
  • Requires extensive control measures and advanced monitoring techniques.

Why This Video Matters

This new video is part of our comprehensive confined space training program designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to handle various confined space scenarios safely. Whether you're looking for confined space training near me, confined space training online, or confined space entry training, our Premium Content Hub offers valuable resources to enhance your safety training.

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Gain access to this video and many more, all created to support your safety skills and knowledge.

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Learn More

For full details on our Premium Content Hub and how to access this new video, check out our latest blog post. Discover what our hub offers, how to sign up, and how to find the new videos:

👉 Read the blog post: Introducing Our Premium Content Hub

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