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The course is aimed at individuals who enter and work in Medium Risk confined spaces and require the use of escape set breathing apparatus within their role.

What will I study?

The aim of this unit is to assess learners against the national standard in a realistic medium risk environment.

The course includes:

  • Preparing to work safely
  • Entering and exiting confined spaces safely
  • Preparing and using appropriate respiratory protective
  • equipment (RPE) for escape purposes in accordance with manufacturers specifications
  • Using equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturers instructions
  • Effectively follow procedures and work safely
  • How to deal with emergencies
  • Use appropriate behaviour for working in medium risk confined spaces
  • Use appropriate knowledge for carrying out emergency rescue and recovery of casualties from confined spaces
  • Apply relevant industry standards for carrying out emergency rescue and recovery of casualties from confined spaces

More Information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email

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