Confined Space Awareness: Permit Writers (CSPW)

Course Aim

This course is for managers, supervisors, or others who will have responsibilities for reviewing and issuing permits for confined space entries.

It will give them the background knowledge to be able to confidently write and issues permits for personnel involved in entry into confined spaces who have the appropriate level of training. Successful completion of this course would allow authorisation and audit of confined space permits.

Delegates are recommended to familiarise themselves with the Confined Space Regulations 1997 and ACOP L101.

Very enjoyable course
Peters J 8 November 2023
Highlighted some questions for me to ask!!
Mark R 8 November 2023
Simon presented the course very well he was also very knowledgeable on the subject answered all of the questions as required. Overall a very good course well delivered.
Bob C 18 August 2023
Enjoyable informative course. Trainer very knowledgeable
Neil B 16 August 2023

Confined Space Awareness: Permit Writers (CSPW)

Course Content

  • Definition of a confined space (HSE, C&G, Water UK NC1-NC4 classifications)
  • Specified risks
  • Legislation and Regulations
  • Risk Assessment, Safe Systems of Work, and Permit to Work
  • Atmospheric hazards and principles of gas detectors
  • Duties under the regulations
  • Roles and responsibilities of key personnel
  • Confined Space equipment including records and inspection requirements

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand legislation governing working in confined spaces
  • Explain what is meant by a confined space
  • Be able to define individual roles and responsibilities
  • List the major hazards and hazardous atmospheres
  • Be aware of appropriate industry-specific standards and procedures
  • Understand the principles of gas monitoring
  • Being able to authorise working in confined spaces
  • Understand the responsibility to monitor the working team to ensure procedures are followed and the importance of emergency planning
  • Desktop audit and writing of confined space permits exercise

Course Assessment

  • Knowledge test
  • Desktop audit and production of permit
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  • One Day
  • Maximum of 10 people
  • Training Academy or on-site
  • Eurosafe Certificate
  • Valid for 3 years
  • Important: Completion of this course does not make the learner competent to enter or work in a confined space
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