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Confined Spaces Hazards


At the successful completion of this course the successful trainee will be able to; identify hazards and controls within confined spaces; develop an emergency procedure plan; and complete the necessary documentation required for a confined space entry.

Course Objectives

Theory lessons covering the following topics:

  • The required legal documents covering confined space entry.
  • Examples of confined spaces.
  • Control measures to eliminate, isolate, and minimise the risk of confined space hazards.
  • Monitoring and confined space testing requirements.
  • Hazards of confined spaces are identified in terms of their potential for serious harm.
  • Responsibilities and duties of people entering confined spaces or conducting observation duties for confined spaces.
  • Develop an emergency procedure plan including evacuation strategies,emergency actions when first discovered,confined space safety watch duties.

Entry Criteria

Special Notes
Those qualified with unit 18426 (Confined Space Hazards) MUST be in direct supervision by someone qualified with unit 17599 (2 day Confined Space) at all times.

1 day
MAX 10

Middle Content

NZQA Unit Standard

Demonstrate knowledge of hazards associated with confined spaces

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