The CABWI Medium Risk Confined Space Training course is a level 2 training course that is aimed at those that are required to work in confined spaces. This not only includes individual workers but may also include managers that are required to supervise, assess or oversee any work completed.

The courses teach the safe entry and exit of such spaces, the identification and use of appropriate safety equipment, and the proper monitoring of gas and atmospheric conditions in the space. The Medium Risk Confined Space Training course also teaches the basic use of escape breathing apparatus, and how to identify when this equipment should be used. The course is open to anybody with a reasonable level of physical fitness and that does not suffer from claustrophobia. Confined Space Rescue medium risk courses, should be undertaken by any individual that works in this type of environment. Tanks, silos, sewers, vats and trenches are some of the environments that might be considered a confined space. This qualification will help ensure that your company and employees meet the Confined Space Regulations 1997.


• Identify and use appropriate protective equipment

• Fall arrest blocks and their use

• Categorise the type of confined space and identify associated risks

• Use of gas and atmosphere monitoring equipment

• The use of escape breathing apparatus sets

• Use of the tripod entry system

• Safe systems of work for confined spaces

Participants will learn to assess confined spaces and determine the most appropriate safety equipment. They will learn to monitor conditions to ensure their continued safety, and on completion of the course they will be able to ascertain the most effective and safest way to enter and exit the space.

Learn how to choose the correct harness, how to fit and use it securely. You will also learn how to use gas and atmosphere monitoring equipment, as well as the legal requirements associated with working in confined spaces.

The level 2 Medium Risk Confined Space Training course also teaches the use of tripods for gaining entry/exit and staging rescues. This type of course can benefit rescuers, as well as workers and managers or supervisors.

All candidates will be taught the skills that are required to work in accordance with the Confined Space Regulations 1997 L101 (third edition).


In order to safely take part in the training, all candidates must be able to work in a dark space without aid or assistance. It will also be necessary for any candidate to sign a medical release form, stating that they are medically fit to be able to complete the work. Candidates should not suffer from claustrophobia, because they may be required to work in tight and confined areas.

• Participants will be required to undergo some physical exertion

• No previous experience needed

• Students should not suffer from claustrophobia

• Students must sign a medical form before commencement

• Course duration – 2 days • Recertification period – 3 years


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