Bespoke Confined Space Training
Client: Global Pharmaceutical Company
Duration: From 2015
Project: Bespoke Confined Space Training
In 2015 we were approached by one of our long-term customers to deliver a hybrid Medium/High Risk Confined Space course that would provide the right level of training for their staff given the risks they face. According to IOSH, there have been on average 15 fatalities per year in the UK from confined space accidents and a staggering number 60% of those fatalities were from those trying to rescue those trapped or already injured.
With our experience as a Confined Space ECITB accredited trainer and through dialogue with the client, Prontoport set about developing a bespoke course. We made use of Prontoport’s confined space test rig which includes top and side entry access hatches, chambers, tunnels, ladders, smoke machines and audio alarms. We also used several infra-red cameras inside the structure for delegate monitoring and recordings for feedback. This specifically designed structure allowed delegates to receive the most thorough experience of confined space training, either alone or in teams, preparing them for a real life situation.
The dangers of confined spaces
Recognition of confined spaces
The Human respiratory system
Appreciation of different atmospheres Use of gas detection equipment
Diseases and personal hygiene associated with confined spaces
Use of PPE
Use of escape BA and Full BA sets
Pre-entry checks on equipment.
Safe systems of work for confined spaces entry
Methods of communication
Emergency procedures and rescue techniques
Practical exercises including basic rescue procedures using associated equipment
By designing and delivering this bespoke course, Prontoport was able to help the client ensure their staff got the most relevant and robust training to help them mitigate the risks involved in confined space work.