6160-03 City & Guilds Level 3 award in control entry and arrangements for confined spaces


The aim of this unit is to reflect the national occupational standard for a high 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 working in a high-risk environment and includes preparing to work safely, entering, and exiting high risk confined spaces safely, using equipment and tools safely, following procedures and dealing with emergencies.

The aim of this unit is to assess learners against the national standard in a realistic high-risk environment preparing to work safely; entering and exiting confined spaces safely; preparing and using self-contained open circuit breathing apparatus; using equipment and tools safely; following procedures and dealing with emergencies.

There is also a behavioural emphasis on the candidate undertaking the assessment in an efficient and safe manner.

The unit also requires the learner to demonstrate sufficient general and water-specific knowledge through a mix of practical observation and written assessment.

Course Content

  • Prepare to work safely in high risk confined spaces.
  • Enter and exit high risk confined spaces safely.
  • Use equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications.
  • Follow procedures and work safely.
  • Deal with emergencies.
  • Understand the principles of working in high risk confined spaces.
  • Understand standard protocols for working in high risk confined spaces.

More information

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

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

1th, 11th & 12th October

Course Duration

3 days


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