The course is designed for persons nominated to be a member of a team for rescue and recovery of casualties from within the confined space in the event of an emergency.

Course Objective

To provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to perform their duties to the standards prescribed by City & Guilds and in-line with the Confined Space Regulations 1997, therefore safeguard themselves and others.

Course Content

The course includes a review of the requirements of the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 and the knowledge in how to:

  • Interpret the Water UK Confined Spaces classification scheme
  • Entering and working in structures which are known or have the potential to contain irrespirable atmospheres
  • How to conduct a dynamic risk assessment
  • Working with permits to work
  • Selecting, verifying function and integrity of breathing apparatus
  • How to understand the nature and occurrence of problem atmospheres
  • Wearing breathing apparatus in hostile atmospheres
  • Use rescue equipment safely and in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
  • Locate and recover casualties to a safe location
  • Administer basic first aid to the recovered surface casualty
  • Maintain emergency communications
  • Handover to the emergency services
  • Secure the site for post-incident investigation
  • Hygiene and decontamination procedures


At the end of the course delegates will undertake:

  • A practical and written assessment

Candidates need to bring their own safety footwear, waterproof clothing, hard hat and working gloves for the practical exercises.

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