Award in Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces – City & Guilds (6160-01)

Level 2 Award in Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces – City & Guilds 6160-01 

This unit is for anyone who works in a low-risk environment. It includes preparing to enter and work safely using equipment and tool, following procedure, carrying out a live point risk assessment, using communications and dealing with emergencies in a low-risk space.

The course will also cover the choice and the use of gas monitoring equipment prior to entering and while working within the confined space.

The assessment will consist of a practical observation and a short answer question paper under City and Guilds conditions.

Pre entry requirements – None


What Will Participants Learn?

  • Legislation and legal requirements surrounding confined spaces
  • Identify and learn to use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
  • Categorise the type of confined space
  • Use of gas and atmosphere monitoring equipment

The course teaches participants how to identify what personal safety equipment will be required, as well as how to effectively use that equipment.

Students will also be taught how to assess the risk category of a confined space, as well as the legal requirements when working in a confined or restricted space.

The course also teaches the use of gas monitoring equipment and how to accurately monitor atmospheric conditions, also what type of work is safe in this type of condition.

Specifically, you will be instructed on how to identify the best harness and safety equipment setup, how to fit and use it, and safely enter confined space areas.

Who Needs This Course?

  • Course duration – 1 day
  • Recertification period – 3 years

The low risk course is ideally suited to anybody that might be required to work in a confined space. The Low Risk confined space areas are predominantly areas of easy access with little chance of a foreseeable specified risk occurring. The course should also be considered for managers and supervisors – anybody that needs to enter the space in order to assess or manage work that is conducted, or is required to sign off on work conducted in these spaces.

The course lasts 1 day and has a retraining period of 3 years, which means that all participants will need to take the training again within that 3 year period.

Course Requirements

  • No experience or qualifications are required
  • Some physical exertion may be required
  • Participants should not suffer from claustrophobia
  • Candidates must sign a basic medical form before commencement of course

All participants must be able to work safely in dark conditions and will be tested on their efficiency at identifying risks, working in confined spaces, and how to safely enter and withdraw from these spaces.

In order to complete the course, it is assumed that the candidate has a reasonable level of physical and medical fitness. Candidates should not suffer from claustrophobia.

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course accreditation

Course Information

Award in Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces.
City & Guilds 6160-01
Level 2
Guided Learning Hours: 8
Pre-entry requirements: None
City & Guilds: £45.10

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