6160-02 City & Guilds Level 2 award in working in medium risk confined spaces


The aim of this unit is to reflect the national occupational standard for a medium risk related confined space environment.

This unit covers both water and non-water industry areas.

Water: this may include working with potable water, sewage treatment processes, drain and sewer cleaning operations or where the operative is working in or near water or where a confined space is subject to surface water flooding.

Non-water: this may include pharmaceutical, petrochemical, asbestos removal, vehicle manufacture and servicing, aeronautical, construction, communications, power, utilities, gas, electrical and mechanical engineering, and some elements of work operations in mines, quarries and tunnelling.

This unit is for those who work in a medium risk environment and includes preparing to work safely, entering and exiting medium risk confined spaces safely, using equipment and tools safely, following procedures and dealing with emergencies.

Course Content

  • Prepare to work safely in medium risk confined spaces.
  • Enter and exit a medium risk confined space safely.
  • Work safely and monitor the work team to ensure procedures are followed.
  • Deal with emergencies.
  • Understand the principles of working in medium risk confined spaces.
  • Understand standard protocols for work in medium risk confined spaces.
  • Understand entry controller duties and responsibilities.
  • Understand equipment checks and inspection required.

More information

Direct observation of an entry into a realistic simulated confined space.

Written exam.

This course does not cover the use of full Breathing Apparatus.

Course Prerequisites:

Candidates must be medically fit to undertake the training and will be asked to self-certify during the induction.

Candidates must not exceed 140kg (22 stones) in weight as this is the current maximum user weight for the fall protection equipment that will be used during the training.


Course Dates

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Course Duration

2 days


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