6160-09 City and Guilds award in entrant and entry controller for confined spaces (medium risk)


The aim of this unit is to reflect the national occupational standard for controlling entry and arrangements for working in a medium risk 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 the entry controller/top person who controls entry and arrangements for medium risk confined spaces and works within them. It includes the duties of an entry controller, pre-entry procedures, preparing to work safely, using equipment and tools safely, entry into and exit from the medium risk confined space, maintaining communications, and initiating and following emergency arrangements.

Course Content

  • Prepare to work safely in medium risk confined spaces.
  • Enter and exit the 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.

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

4th & 5th March – FULLY BOOKED
12th & 13th March – 4 places remaining
3rd & 4th April
25th & 26th April
7th & 8th May
22nd & 23rd May
6th & 7th June
24th & 25th July

Course Duration

2 days


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