confined spaces online learning

Confined Spaces – Online Learning

People that work in confined spaces need to be protected and made aware of the inherent dangers. It’s also important that employers comply with the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997. With this e-learning course:

  • Explain what a confined space is and what the potential risks are
  • State the law surrounding confined spaces and why it was implemented
  • Describe the specified risks that make a space confined
  • Specify the hazards associated with confined spaces and what can be done to avoid them
  • Implement a risk assessment for confined space working
  • Follow a clear the checklist when working in a confined space
  • Describe safe systems of work
  • Determine clear emergency procedures

Course Introduction

A confined space is a space which is substantially enclosed with one or more of the ‘specified risks’ present or reasonably foreseeable. Some confined spaces are easy to identify, others are less obvious. If you, or someone that works for you works in this kind of environment, it is important that you have the relevant training.

In this e-learning course, learners will identify what constitutes a confined space, the dangers associated with working in them, and also the special precautions that need to be taken if working in a confined space can’t be avoided. There is also an opportunity to assess the risks and follow safe systems of work, including a checklist to ensure clear procedures are followed.

This e-learning course is an entry level awareness course, which aims to ensure that employers and employees have a clear understanding of what is expected of them from a health and safety perspective when working in confined spaces is required. It’s possible that you may need additional training to ensure you are competent in your specific workplace.

Course Content

Module 1 - What is a confined space?
  • Review a case study that sets the tone and importance of the topic
  • Establish what constitutes a confined space
  • Identify how spaces can become confined and the types of changes that can cause this
  • Examine the relationship between the ACOP and the law.
Module 2 - Hazards of working in a confined space
  • Explore examples of the specified risks (which make a space a confined one)
  • Explain how oxygen can become depleted in a confined space
  • Review three common dangerous gases and explain why they are dangerous
  • Identify common confined space hazards
  • Understand why hazards which are not specific to confined spaces are also important to assess.​
Module 3 - Working in a confined space
  • Review examples of how working in a confined space can be avoided
  • Examine under what condition is working in a confined space not permitted (i.e., when it can be avoided)
  • Explore the qualities of the person who can carry out a risk assessment
  • Establish the main areas covered in a risk assessment
  • Understand what is meant by a safe system of work
  • Explain the main elements of a safe system of work
  • Identify important aspects of an emergency procedure plan.​
Module 4 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners


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