Working in a confined space presents many dangers.

 

The enclosed space may expose workers to harmful airborne contaminants or unsafe oxygen levels. In some settings, workers may also face the risk of fire or explosions.

 

To protect individuals from these hazards, a proper assessment is needed, which requires training from a nationally recognised training centre.
If you or your staff work in confined areas, ensure that you have the necessary training.

 

What Is Confined Space Training Sydney?

 

Confined space training courses cover the steps needed for assessing the risks of working in confined spaces. Individuals learn practical skills for safely working in a cramped space. The course also covers the use of entry permits.

 

Employees, managers, supervisors, and PCBUs should complete this practical training if working in an environment that includes confined spots. A confined space is defined as an enclosed or partially enclosed area that meets one of the following criteria:

 

  1. The area is not intended for human occupation
  2. The area does not provide safe oxygen levels
  3. The area may contain contaminants
  4. The area includes harmful concentrations of airborne contaminants
  5. The area is at risk of engulfment

 

Common examples include pits, ducts, vats, tanks, silos, and shafts. Tunnels and underground sewers also fall into the category of tight area. If the place meets any of these criteria, workers should follow the model WHS regulations for confined spaces.

 

The goal of the safety training is to provide workers with the skills needed to manage risks associated with these types of areas. Under the model WHS regulations, a risk assessment is needed. The training covers the best practices for completing the assessment.

 

After the assessment, if employees cannot avoid working in the cramped area, an entry permit must be completed by a competent person. Control measures are also necessary for protecting workers. These measures may include the use of breathing apparatus and other equipment for confined space rescue.

 

How Much Is the Confined Space Entry Course Sydney?

 

The cost of confined space training course Sydney depends on whether you are taking it for the first time or renewing your ticket. First-time students can complete the full course, while those seeking renewal can take the refresher. The cost may also vary depending on the number of enrolees within the organisation.

 

Workers must complete the initial training course face to face at a nationally recognised training organisation. This confined space course costs $247 per person. The onsite training lasts for a full day. Costs become cheaper when running courses within workplaces for groups of workers.

 

When workers seek the renewal of their training, they can complete the refresher course if acceptable at their workplace. The online refresher course costs $60 plus GST. Instead of a full day, the online course is self-paced and the Certificate of completion should be coupled with the original Statement of Attainment.

 

How Often Is Training Required in Sydney?

 

The laws specify that businesses must keep training records for two years. However, the laws do not specify an expiration date for the ticket.

 

After completing the course, participants receive the RIIWHS202D ticket to enter and work in confined spaces. While the government does not have a requirement for renewal, the industry standards recommend renewal every 24 months. To obtain renewal, workers can complete a refresher course.

 

The refresher course provides a convenient option for maintaining competency. You can complete the course online at your own pace. Pre-course materials are also available immediately.

 

What Is the WHS Standard for Confined Space Training in Sydney?

 

RIIWHS202D is the Australian standard unit of competency for confined space training but it can vary from workplace to workplace. It describes the skills and knowledge needed for work in confined spaces. The unit of competency outlines the following processes:

 

  1. Plan and prepare for work
  2. Working in a confined space
  3. Exiting the tight spot
  4. Cleaning up afterward

 

The first part focuses on assessing the hazards. Workers must also confirm emergency response procedures and prepare rescue equipment. Before entering, all necessary tools and equipment need to be checked and ready for use.

 

After entering, workers need to ensure that the atmosphere is monitored for safe oxygen levels and the presence of harmful contaminants.

 

To comply with regulation, workers must receive an entry permit before entering a confined space. The permit only applies to one place and covers the following details:

 

  • A description of the work area
  • The time frame for the permit
  • The names of workers allowed to enter
  • The steps needed to minimise hazards

 

The permit ends with a section for the person who wrote the permit to verify that everyone has vacated. The standard also covers steps for entering the area correctly and maintaining communication with a stand-by person. Skipping any of these steps could put workers in danger.

The steps needed for assessing and working in tight spaces include detailed instructions and best practices. To ensure that you and your staff comply with the industry standards, enrol in a confined space course Sydney or complete the refresher. Besides being mandatory, these courses help keep everyone safe.

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Available nationally

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Nationally recognised qualification

Nationally recognised qualification

Pre-course materials available immediately

Pre-course materials available immediately

Compliance for Refresher Training*

Compliance for Refresher Training*

Onsite training

Onsite training

Course Duration

Course Duration

Cost

Cost

Confined Space Awareness Training Online (VOC Refresher Course: RIIWHS202D)

Available nationally

y

Nationally recognised qualification

Refresher Training

Pre-course materials available immediately

y

Compliance for Refresher Training*

y

Onsite training

Online

Course Duration

Online self-paced

Cost

$147 including GST

Working at Heights Awareness Online Course (VOC Refresher Course: RIIWHS204D)

Available nationally

y

Nationally recognised qualification

Refresher Training

Pre-course materials available immediately

y

Compliance for Refresher Training*

y

Onsite training

Online

Course Duration

Online self-paced

Cost

$127 including GST

Nationally Recognised Confined Space Enter and Work

RIIWHS202D – Enter and work in confined spaces MSMPER200 – Work in accordance with an issued permit MSMWHS201 – Conduct hazard analysis

Available nationally

y

Nationally recognised qualification

y

Pre-course materials available immediately

y

Compliance for Refresher Training*

y

Onsite training

y

Course Duration

From 1 day

Cost

From $227 per person

* If you have previously completed RIIWHS204D or RIIWHS202D face to face and have a Statement of Attainment, this online course is suitable refresher training . The certificate of completion that you print off post training online should be coupled with your Statement of Attainment as evidence that refresher training has been undertaken.

You must also have:

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  • Evidence of previously issued Statement of Attainment / Wallet card less than 3 years old

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