Award in Supervising teams undertaking work in Confined Spaces – City & Guilds (6160-05)

Level 3 Award in Supervising teams undertaking work in Confined Spaces – City & Guilds (6160-05)

This unit is for the supervisors of confined spaces. It includes planning and allocating activities for a team. Pre-entry procedures, entry into and exit from the confined space and the selection of personnel are covered. It also covers maintaining communications and initiating and controlling all emergency procedures.

The successful candidates will be able to supervise any entry into a confined space up to a level that they themselves are qualified to.

The course includes practical exercises in lock out procedure; permit writing, point of work risk assessments and rescue techniques along with equipment that is available.

The assessment will consist of a practical observation during a team exercise and a short answer question paper.

Pre-entry requirements – Candidate Must have taken either:

  • the City & Guilds 6160-02 Award in working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces;
  • or City & Guilds 6160-03 Award in working in High Risk Confined Spaces.

This will only allow the candidate to supervise the team to their own competence level.

What Will Participants Learn?

  • Legislation and legal requirements concerned with working in confined spaces
  • Determine the most appropriate safety equipment
  • Learn how to use fall arrest and other safety equipment
  • How to ensure that others are working in as safe an environment as possible

Initially, participants of the confined space entry supervisor training course will have an understanding how to enter a confined space safely. They will be taught how to use and monitor gas and atmosphere safety equipment, and how to take charge of people working in these conditions.

Students will be taught current and upcoming legislation and regulations that are relevant to these hazardous working conditions, and to identify ways in which to mitigate the potential dangers.

Learn how to identify the most appropriate safety equipment, how to use it, and learn fall arrest and other safety methods that could help save lives and prevent injuries.

By the time the course has finished, participants will be able to correctly fit harnesses and other safety equipment. They will understand how to safely enter the confined space and how to employ safety methods and techniques to minimise, or eliminate, accidents and injuries.

Who Needs This Course?

  • Course lasts 2 days
  • Recertification required after 3 years

The confined space supervisor training course is ideally suited to anybody that manages entry into confined spaces, and especially to those that supervise others working in these hazardous conditions. Confined spaces include tanks and vessels, sewers and other spaces.

The confined space entry supervisor training course is a 2 day course, participants need to recertify every 3 years, and meets all current legislation and regulation.

Course Requirements

  • Candidate Must have taken either the 6160-02 Award in working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces, or 6160-03 Award in working in High Risk Confined Spaces.
  • Participants will need reasonable physical fitness levels
  • You will need to sign a basic medical form

It is assumed that all candidates will have a decent level of physical fitness in order to be able to complete the course and conduct the work safely.

Book Confined Space Supervisor Training With REAX Ltd

Confined space entry supervisor training is a specialist health and safety course, designed primarily for managers and supervisors of people that manage work in confined areas. REAX Ltd is an accredited training centre. We offer full training in a variety of work areas, including confined space entry. Our trainers offer both practical and theoretical training. Call us on 01253 767775 and speak to one of our team, who will answer any queries about the courses we offer.

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Course Information

Award in Supervising teams undertaking work in confined spaces.
City & Guilds 6160-05
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours: 14
Pre-entry requirements: Candidate Must have taken either the:
- 6160-02 Award in working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces, or
- 6160-03 Award in working in High Risk Confined Spaces.
City & Guilds: £45.10


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