Best Confined Space Training Gold Coast

The Best Confined Space Training on the Gold Coast 

If you or your team enter and work in confined spaces, then you need THIS training course.

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At Rope Access & Rescue we treat Confined Spaces with a huge amount of respect. We have worked in them for 18 years so we fully understand just how dangerous they can be if not managed properly.  With that in mind, we built our training facility to help us deliver the best possible training we can. We use the latest and greatest tripods, gas testing equipment, confined space winches and rope rescue systems.  This combination of first class equipment and specialist trainers, gives you a great training outcome.

People who enter and work in confined space are exposed to unique and potentially lethal hazards.  A thorough understanding of risk assessment, workplace health and safety, Australians Standards and Codes of Practice (download Here), is required from every person to enter and work in a confined space.  On top of that, the practical skills of setting up the right equipment, gas testing the atmosphere, issuing and signing a permit system, setting up for confined space rescue and operating ropes and winches are all required to keep people who work in confined spaces safe.

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So what is a confined space?


To manage it, you have to define it!  Under WHS Regulations the definition of a confined space is “an enclosed or partially enclosed space that is

  • Not designed or intended primarily to be occupied by a person
  • Designed or intended to be at a normal atmospheric pressure while anyone is in the space
  • Is likely to be a risk to health and safety from
    • An atmosphere that does NOT have a safe oxygen level
    • Contaminants, including airborne gases, vapors and dust that may cause injury from fire or explosion
    • Harmful concentrations of any airborne contaminants
    • Engulfment

That covers a surprising number of work situations that a lot of people are required to be exposed to!

Some examples of confined spaces would be-

  • Sewers (nasty!)
  • Shafts
  • Pits
  • Ducts
  • Tanks
  • Pipes
  • Boilers
  • Pressure vessels
  • Process vessels
  • Silos

There are plenty more, and we will teach you how to assess  each one you come across.

 

So Who Needs to be Confined Space Trained?

If you have read this far, then most likely you do!  Even if you are a manager, and are only responsible for people that have to enter and work in a confined space, without needing to enter the space yourself, it's very important that you have this training.


Obviously, if you are required to enter a confined space, this confined space training course is absolutely essential.  Less obvious and just as important is the need for people working on or around confined spaces to be trained. There have been devastating accidents from workers drilling and welding tanks that had not been purged.  If the confined space had been identified in the risk assessment and treated as a confined space, the explosion would not have happened.


To effectively perform safe work in confined space, you need a manager, a supervisor, a permit issuer, a standby person, a rescue person and the person entering the space.  These don’t necessarily need to be all different people. With the correct training, a team of two could effectively perform all of those functions and control the confined space safely.


Does Confined Space Training Expire?

Technically your nationally recognised training, statement of attainment will not expire.  However, industry best practice is to keep training current and up to date, so most employers will not let you work in a confined space if your training is more than 2 years old. A lot of heavy industry and construction site operators will want to see your training is under 1 year old.

Generally, after two years, you can consider you training as expired.


Does your Confined Space Training Course Include “Operate Breathing Apparatus”?

In an word - NO.  This is a separate training course. Please talk to one of our team if you require this training.


Why is Your Course 2 day long?

Because it is very detailed nationally accredited training.  Trying to squeeze the amount of information we provide into one persons head in one day is just not realistic.

Most training companies run a separate training course for Gas Testing Atmosphere and Permit Issuer.  One Day for enter and work in confined space, and another day course for the Gas Test and Permit.

At Rope Access & Rescue, we really believe that you should NOT be trying to manage or work in/near a confined space without ALL of these qualifications in place.  Statistically, the dangers of confined spaces are very high, with fatalities occurring year after year. Good quality training from industry specialists is the best defense we have against these dangers.


So please allow yourself 2 days to get fully trained before going into such a dangerous situation.

What Qualifications Will I Receive?

On Successful completion of our training course, you will receive the following course codes-

  • MSAPMPER205C Enter Confined Space
  • MSAPMPER200C Work in Accordance With An Issued Permit
  • MSAPMPER300C Issue Work Permits
  • RIIRIS201D Conduct Local Risk Control
  • MSAPMOHS217A Gas Test Atmospheres
  • RIIWHS202D Enter And Work In Confined Spaces

All that in two days of informative, highly practical and pragmatic training. And to top it all off, we normally have a really good laugh while we are doing.


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