Confined Space Entry Online Training Series

Date From: tbc
Location: Worldwide
Description: Raise awareness of the issues surrounding confined space entry to adopt safe designs and practices and avoid the occurrence of such incidents.
Event Type: IChemE Course
Venue: Online course
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: Courses department
Contact Phone: +44 (0)1788 534496
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Confined space entry is often described as one of the most hazardous activities to be performed in an industrial environment. Numerous incidents have occurred in the past. This new online course is intended for those operators, engineers and technicians working on process plant to raise awareness of the issues surrounding this activity to adopt safe designs and practices and avoid the occurrence of such incidents.

Participants will learn how to identify different locations of confined spaces, the different approaches that should be taken when planning to enter a confined space, risk management and the principles of what to do if something goes wrong.

The course draws upon materials from the award-winning BP Process Safety Series book of the same name.

Special note: Recordings will be available if you can't make or miss a module.

 What's included in the series?

  • three 60-minute modules
  • text Q&A with the trainer
  • three digital recordings for your personal use
  • digital copies of all slides and supporting materials (PDF) for your personal use
  • e-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation, for CPD purposes

The benefits of IChemE online learning

  • save money: no travel, subsistence or accommodation costs
  • stay productive: limit your time away from the office
  • learn in manageable, concentrated, bite-size, one-hour chunks
  • review or refresh the learning at your convenience with digital recordings of each module
  • choose the modules you need - you don't need to buy them all

Course outline

Module 1 - Introduction to confined space entry

  • What is a confined space
  • Confined space locations in processing plants
  • Hazards of confined spaces
  • Entry permit
  • Identification of a confined space
  • Q&A and FAQs

Module 2 - The confined space entry process

  • Confined space entry process
    • Risk assessment
    • Steps to be taken prior to entering a confined space
  • Performing the activity safely
  • Permit Issuing Authority
  • Work Performing Authority
  • Training and Competence
  • Common mistakes and pitfalls
  • Q&A and FAQs

Module 3 - Gas testing and emergency rescue

  • Gas testing and PPE requirements
    • Gas testing for oxygen
    • Gas testing for flammable vapours
    • Gas testing for toxic vapours
  • Emergency rescue
  • Standby person
  • Q&As and FAQs


Full course (3 modules): £199 + VAT (available as recordings)


The presentation will be delivered via GoToWebinar®. 

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You are advised to join the online training session at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.

Duration for CPD recording purposes: 1 hour per module.

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