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Confined Space Awareness

This course is for those who inspect and assess Confined Spaces.

If you are looking for a course for people who work in confined spaces, that is the Confined Space Training Course which we also offer. Visit the page here

Our Confined Space Awareness course aims to give learners an understanding of the risks involved in working in confined spaces & how to reduce those risks.

Our 1 or 2 Day Courses provide the participant with the knowledge and skills to meet the requirements of confined space rescue including the wearing of Escape Breathing Apparatus, Full Breathing Apparatus and Airline Breathing Apparatus

On completion of this course, learners will:

  • Describe the responsibility of the confined space entrant, observer & supervisor

  • Understand the confined space rescue procedure

  • State the reasons for a confined space entry permit & the steps to follow for obtaining one

  • Understand the operation of a gas detector



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Duration & Locations

8am - 5pm



Our Navan location services both Dublin and Meath and is held in the Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. This great location is on the Dublin side of Navan and is just 30 minutes from the M50. For those on public transport, the Bus Eireann 109 service stops at Springfield Green which is 2 minutes from the hotel. Return travel options are available, see buseireann.ie for ticket information.

Our 8am start time makes it easier to get to Navan against rush hour traffic than for many Dublin-based courses and the hotel offers refreshments and is close to a variety of shops and food outlets. As our most popular location, we offer safe pass courses several times per week here.

Confined Space Awareness FAQS

(Quoted from the HSA site) The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Confined Spaces) Regulations 2001 cover all work in relation to confined spaces.

Regulation 5 states that:

  • A person shall not carry out work in Confined Spaces if it is reasonably practical that it could be avoided

  • If the work must be carried out Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment must be carried out prior to the work commencing

  • A person shall not enter a confined space unless there is a system of work in place that has been planned, organised, performed and maintained so as to render that work safe and without risk to health

  • Anyone entering a confined space must be provided with appropriate information, training and instruction appropriate to the particular characteristics of the proposed work activities

DAY 1 - Low and Medium Risk Confined Spaces

  • Confined spaces – Definition & Identifying hazards

  • Awareness of Hazardous Atmospheres, Access Equipment and Escape Sets.

  • Safe work practices & procedures

  • Emergency planning – Rescue procedures

  • Gas detection equipment & Hygiene Control

  • Guide to Legislation & Regulations Acts

DAY 2 - High Risk Confined Spaces

  • Use of Full Working & Airline Breathing Apparatus

  • Respirator Rates & Working Duration of SCBA

  • Working Breathing Apparatus and Practial Applicant.

  • Additional Airline Breathing Apparatus- if requested.

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