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Safety Attendant

Course Code CST06

Course Cost: Upon Application

Forthcoming Course Dates

Training Course Information

This course is about controlling the pre-entry procedures and ensuring safe access/egress systems are adopted for undertaking confined space work.

Date of Next Course: Upon Request

Venue: TBC

Duration: One Day

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Course Benefits

This course reinforces the importance of maintaining communications, and initiating and controlling the correct Emergency Procedures should they be required. The personnel will understand the duties and responsibilities of a Safety Attendant, which does not require them to physically enter the confined space.

  • Current confined space legislation
  • Recognition of confined spaces
  • Dangers associated with these areas
  • Human respiratory system
  • Permits to work
  • Safe Systems of Work for entry into confined spaces
  • Hazardous atmospheres
  • Use of correct PPE for confined space work, and inspection of equipment prior to entry
  • Recording and monitoring of personnel working within a confined space
  • Methods of communication
  • Implementation of emergency procedures
  • Diseases and personal hygiene associated with confined spaces
  • Course assessment & feedback

Confined Space Personal Protection & Related Equipment

For any maintenance or infrastructure work undertaken within a confined space area, it is very important that the correct equipment is always used to ensure you comply to relevant health and safety legalisation, project work is undertaken in a safe manner and controlled environment and providing the contractor, employee or technician with total confidence to undertake their work safely. Essential equipment for confined space working should include:

PPE (helmet, gloves, harness, RPE etc)
Communications (radios)
Multi gas monitors
Portable lighting (Intrinsically Safe/ATEX Approved)
Entry and exit logs
Breathing apparatus (Escape sets/Airline/SCBA)

Learning Outcomes

HFR Solutions CIC Safety Attendant one day training course will provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of a confined space top attendant. Delegates who attend will benefit from the following learner outcomes;

  • Responsibilities - State the responsibilities of a top attendant
  • Identify confined space entry - Be able to identify a confined space
  • Better prepared - Be able to identify the common dangers in and around confined space entry
  • Equipment use - Identify the equipment needed for confined space working
  • Rescue procedures - Good knowledge of rescue procedures and safely perform rescues
  • Upskilled employees and contractors - Better knowledge and confidence of confined space environments
  • Able to apply safe systems of work - Implement best practice procedures
  • Increased capabilities - qualified employees and contractors  

Relevant Legislation

If you work as a safety attendant or your organisation provides these services to other organisations, please check out the following legalisation before you undertake any project;

Confined Space Regulations 1997

Confined Spaces within machinery

  • Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
  • Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992
  • Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

Equipment required before entering a confined space

  • Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992

Risk Assessments

  • Management of Health & Safety at Work regulations 1992

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