Enter and Work in Confined Spaces
This course is appropriate for students working in confined space (enclosed or partially enclosed) for the purpose of carrying out work or inspections and also is appropriate for those performing sentry or stand-by person roles, at worksites within: Civil construction, Coal mining, Drilling, Extractive industries and Metaliferous mining.
Language, literacy and numeracy are required to enter a confined space in the workplace and complete workplace documentation.
This course covers entering and working in confined spaces in resources and infrastructure industries. It includes planning and preparing for entry of confined spaces; entry and working in confined spaces, exiting confined spaces and cleaning up.
Specific skills are required to achieve the performance criteria in this course these are as follows:
- Site and equipment safety requirements
- Confined space entry and exit procedures
- Risks and regulations
- Air contaminants and toxic gases
- Breathing apparatus limitations
- Equipment types
- Technical capabilities and limitations
- Site isolation and site control responsibilities and authorities
- Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
- Project quality requirements
- Interpreting JSA's/Safe work method statements
- The use of atmospheric monitoring devices
Unit of Competency
RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces
Assessment of this course is through written assessment and observation of students carrying out a range of practical activities involving entering and working in confined spaces.
Classroom theory via PowerPoint or the issued learner resource including use of audio-visual material and practical activities involving entering and working in confined spaces.
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