Tank and Vessel Entry Training

Recommended For

Persons who may need to enter a Tank or Vessel and may require the use of breathing apparatus sets or air line equipment. Persons who will be required to monitor the gases in the atmosphere prior to entry.

Course Objective

To provide the individual with the information on how to enter and exit an enclosed Tank or Vessel area safely. To understand gas monitoring systems and how to determine the readings. To be able to run the permit control system and to oversee all activities within the space with the use of the quadpod and winch to gain entry and exit.

Course Content

Personal protective equipment required.
Use of personal protective equipment and fall arrest methods.
Identification of Confined Space with regard to risk category.
Legal requirements involved with Confined Spaces.
Permit controller duties.
Top man safety duties.
Use of gas monitoring equipment and atmospheric conditions.
The use of Breathing Apparatus Escape Sets.
The use of Breathing Apparatus air-line equipment.
Using the quadpod for entry and exit from the space.
Safe systems of work within the Confined Space.

Skill Base

Correct harness fitting.
Correct use of all personal protective equipment.
Safe entry into Confined Spaces.
Fall arrest systems and safe anchorage points.
Use of gas monitoring and detection systems.
Use of Escape Breathing Apparatus sets.
Use of Breathing Apparatus air-line equipment.
Use of quadpod for entry and exit procedures.
Permit controller duties.

Course Requirements

Candidates must be able to work in dark constricted areas safely and unaided.
Candidates must be able to identify, enter and withdraw from risk areas in accordance with the Confined Space Regulations 1997.

Medical Requirements

A Reax statement of medical fitness to be signed prior to the commencement of the course. A reasonable level of fitness will be required to complete the practical element of this course. All candidates should not suffer with claustrophobic issues.

Course Information

Valid for: 3 Years
Duration: 2 Day
Ratio: 1:6
Assessment: Practical & Written