ITS reveal new Mobile Confined Space Training Unit.
Making Accredited Confined Space Training Accessible anywhere in Ireland.
A confined space is any space that is large enough and configured in such a way that an employee can bodily enter and perform work, has limited or restricted means for entry or exit, and is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. Examples of confined spaces include tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, pipelines, or unventilated and poorly ventilated rooms such as basements and roof spaces
In Ireland, the Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work (Confined Spaces) Regulations 2001 govern work in confined spaces. These regulations are similar in principle to the UK’s Confined Spaces Regulations 1997.
Confined Space Risks
Confined spaces can conceal a series of hazards that pose serious risks to those who enter them. Such confinement can lead to the accumulation of hazardous atmospheres, and the risk of engulfment, and entrapment, making these spaces inherently dangerous. Understanding and effectively managing these spaces is not only a legal obligation but a moral imperative to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals who encounter them.
The consequences of overlooking the hazards within confined spaces can be severe, leading to injuries, illnesses, and, tragically, loss of life. Recognising these dangers and developing the knowledge and strategies to mitigate them is paramount.
Every year in the UK, a significant number of individuals suffer fatal or severe injuries whilst working in confined spaces. These incidents occur in various sectors such as manufacturing, utilities, maritime, construction, offshore, and agriculture.
Low, Medium, and High Risk Confined Spaces Training
Industry Training Services (ITS) deliver a range of accredited confined space training courses suitable for workers who are exposed to low, medium, and high-risk environments. Training is delivered throughout Ireland, using our purpose-built confined space training facilities at our training centre in Portadown, Co. Armagh, and via our Confined Spaces Mobile Training Unit which can be driven and setup in less than 20 minutes at the client’s site/premises anywhere in Ireland.
As Ireland’s ONLY provider of mobile accredited confined space training we can offer City and Guilds Confined Space Training for low, medium, and high risk (also CABWI if preferred).
Benefits of the Confined Spaces Mobile Training Courses:
- Realistic Confined Space Experience –Trainees can practice in a controlled environment that mimics the challenges of actual confined spaces. This hands-on experience is invaluable for building confidence and competence amongst workers. The Confined Space Mobile Training Unit has facilities for both vertical and horizontal entry points with over 30 m crawl space. These varying entry points allow a range of different scenarios to be simulated.
- It’s Mobile – Training is delivered on clients’ own site. Instead of sending your workforce off-site, the training unit comes directly to your location. This eliminates the need for expensive travel arrangements, accommodation, and minimises downtime. Employees can receive accredited confined space training without being away from the workplace for extended periods, resulting in substantial cost savings for your organisation.
- Experience: ITS boasts over 23 years of invaluable industry experience and extensive knowledge. Our experienced trainers bring industry-specific expertise with years of experience in confined space management within the fire & rescue and water industries, enhancing the quality of our training sessions.
- Reputation: As Ireland’s leading health and safety training provider we have earned our exceptional reputation through years of dedicated service, with many of our clients being with us since our inception.
- Conducting training on-site allows your team to bond and learn together. It fosters collaboration and reinforces the importance of looking out for one another in confined spaces.
- Rapid set up: From arrival on site, the unit can be up and running in less than 20 minutes with all equipment provided by ITS including: breathing apparatus, gas monitors and rescue equipment
- Environmental Impact: By reducing the need for employees to travel for training the mobile unit can help companies to lower carbon footprint and adopt a greener approach to workplace safety.
- CPD points available for participants – 1 hour = 1 CPD point
Accredited Confined Space Training: What’s Covered
The accredited confined space training will cover topics such as:
- The characteristics and hazards of confined spaces.
- The equipment and protective gear to use when entering confined spaces.
- The procedures for entering and exiting confined spaces safely.
- The importance of air monitoring and testing before and during entry.
- Emergency procedures for rescuing workers trapped or injured in a confined space.
- The legal requirements for confined space entry and safety.
ITS courses comply with all current regulations and the requirements of the National Occupational Standards. Those who complete assessments successfully can choose to receive City and Guilds 6160 certification or our own ITS certificate, which is in alignment with this.
Creating awareness of the risks, participating in practical training, and regular refresher training can save lives.
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