Confined Space Entry Training


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Elevate your team’s safety skills with our Confined Space Entry Training, customised for industrial settings. This on-site training program, ideal for all industry sectors, is tailored to align with the specific safety requirements of your workplace. This ensures the training is not only informative but also highly applicable to your team’s daily operations.

Our Confined Space Entry Training is delivered within your own working environment, creating a familiar and engaging learning atmosphere. We concentrate on scenarios that are directly relevant to your workplace, ensuring the skills taught are practical and directly applicable, rather than just theoretical.

Recognising the diverse nature of professional teams, our training emphasises teamwork, communication, and collaboration in confined space scenarios. This approach not only fosters group cohesiveness but also significantly improves collective emergency response capabilities.

Offering flexible scheduling, our Confined Space Entry Training is designed to fit seamlessly into your organisation’s timetable, reducing any interference with your daily operations. Additionally, our training extends beyond basic entry and safety procedures. We focus on building confidence, awareness, and preparedness among participants, equipping them to handle confined space challenges effectively and safely.

Choose our Confined Space Entry Training for a focused, impactful way to enhance safety in your professional environment. It’s a key step towards creating a safer, more competent workplace.

Who is the Confined Space Entry course for?

Our Confined Space Entry Training course is uniquely tailored to meet the specific needs of a wide array of industries. We understand that each sector comes with its own set of challenges and requirements when it comes to working in confined spaces. Here’s how our course is customised for various industries:

  • Construction and Building Maintenance: For professionals often encountering manholes, sewers, boilers, and silos, our training emphasises practical skills and safety protocols specific to these environments.
  • Oil and Gas Industry: Our course covers the unique challenges of working in storage tanks, pipelines, and confined spaces that may contain hazardous gases, essential for the oil and gas sector.
  • Mining: Tailored to address the risks miners face, such as hazardous gases and limited escape routes, our training focuses on safety in the depths of the earth.
  • Food Manufacturing: Specifically for the food manufacturing industry, our training emphasises safety in confined spaces like processing tanks, mixers, and storage silos, focusing on hygiene, contamination risks, and specific hazards unique to food production.

  • Maritime Industry: We provide specialised training for shipyard workers dealing with confined spaces like tanks, compartments, and cargo holds in the maritime industry.
  • Utilities (Water and Sewerage Services): Our training is designed for those in the utilities sector, focusing on safe entry and work in tunnels, pipelines, and storage tanks.
  • Chemical Manufacturing: We address the unique needs of chemical manufacturing, focusing on safety in reactors, storage tanks, and confined spaces with hazardous substances.
  • Emergency Services: Our course equips firefighters and rescue personnel with the skills to safely navigate and conduct rescues in confined spaces.
  • Agriculture: For the agricultural sector, we focus on safety in grain silos and storage bins, addressing risks like grain entrapment and toxic atmospheres.
  • Pharmaceuticals: Similar to chemical manufacturing, our training is tailored to meet the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry, focusing on safety in confined spaces with potential chemical exposure.
  • Aviation Industry: We provide specific training for aviation maintenance personnel working in confined areas like fuel tanks and avionics bays.
  • Transportation (Rail and Road): Our course addresses the needs of those maintaining transportation infrastructure, such as tunnels, subways, and storage tanks.

Our Confined Space Entry Training is not just a course; it’s a comprehensive safety solution, adaptable to the unique demands of your industry. Enrol now and ensure that your team is equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to safely work in confined spaces, regardless of your industry sector.


Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment, which is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This training is nationally recognised:

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO45803) is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all AQF certificates.

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Course Fees

  • Group Bookings Only: Currently, we’re focusing on group training sessions. Individual course bookings are not available at this time.

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Payment Information

  • Group Bookings: Custom payment solutions for every team. We’ll work with you to set up terms that align with your needs and ours.

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at a facility organised by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803).

Course Duration & Modes

  • Face to Face Training: 8-hour intensive, hands-on session.
  • Blended/Refresher Training: Mix of online pre-learning and 5-hour practical session, ideal for skill updates.

Each format is tailored to different learning styles and schedules, ensuring effective and efficient Confined Space Entry Training.

Our detailed course outline ensures a thorough grasp of:

Confined Space Entry Planning and Preparation

  • Common Types Of Confined Spaces
  • Common Tasks Undertaken In Confined Spaces
  • Confirming Work Requirements
  • Pre-Entry Documentation Requirements
  • Obtaining Authorisation To Enter Confined Spaces
  • Collating Information To Apply For Permit
  • Applying For A Work Permit
  • Permit Authorisation Requirements
  • Adherence To Allocated Permit Time Period
  • Confirming Location And Scope Of Work
  • Pre-Entry Checks

Confined Space Entry Safety and Risk Management

  • Signage Requirements
  • Barricading Requirements
  • Confined Space Hazards
  • Irrespirable Atmospheres
  • Documents That Can Assist In Risk Control
  • Personal Protective Equipment Requirements
  • Isolation Processes
  • Principles Of Safe Manual Handling
  • Intrinsically Safe Equipment
  • Safety Data Sheet Information
  • Limitations Of Breathing Apparatus
  • Preventing Unauthorised Entry
  • Risk Controls In Place Prior To Entry
  • Dynamic Risk Assessment
  • Maintaining Awareness Of Hazards External To Space
  • Actions On Identifying New Hazards
  • Variances In Permit Conditions
  • Common Permit Maintenance Non-Compliances

Confined Space Entry Equipment and Monitoring

  • Gas Detector Pre-Use Checks
  • Gas Detector Calibration
  • Gas Detector Bump Test / Challenge Test
  • Conducting A Pre-Entry Atmospheric Test
  • Atmospheric Monitoring During Entry
  • Equipment Used In Confined Space Tasks
  • Equipment Capabilities And Limitations
  • Accounting For Tools And Equipment
  • Inspecting Equipment After Use
  • User Servicing Of Equipment
  • Faulty Or Damaged Equipment Procedure

Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Confined Space Rescue Plan
  • Contents Of Confined Space Rescue Plan
  • Location Of Rescue Equipment
  • Rescue Equipment Checks Prior To Entry
  • Confined Space Rescue Plan Rehearsal
  • Actions Of Standby In An Emergency
  • Maintaining Communications And Entrants
  • Safety Observer / Spotter / Standby Role
  • Safety Observer Communication Requirements
  • Safety Observer Handover Brief

Confined Space Entry Compliance and Documentation

  • Compliance With Permit To Work Requirements
  • Ensuring Specified Preparations Completed
  • Obtaining Extensions To Permit Time
  • Permit Revalidation Or Re-Issue
  • Exiting A Confined Space
  • Removing Isolations Safely
  • Removal Of Personal Lock Out / Tag Out (LOTO)
  • Finalising The Confined Space Permit
  • Removing Barricading And Signage
  • End Of Day Status Report
  • Record Keeping Requirements
  • Injury Reporting
  • Documentation To Finalise Task
  • Housekeeping Requirements
  • Monitoring Conditions During Entry
  • How Often Do Conditions Need Monitoring

Assessment Methods

We provide a well-rounded assessment process that encompasses both practical tasks and scenarios, as well as written theory assessments, throughout the training. This comprehensive approach ensures a thorough evaluation of your skills and knowledge, allowing you to demonstrate your competency in real-world application and theoretical understanding.

Specific assessment tasks to be undertaken include:

  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Conduct Confined Space Pre-Entry Evaluation – Practical
  • Complete Confined Space Risk Assessment – Practical
  • Participate in the Development of a Confined Space Rescue Plan – Practical
  • Enter and Work in a Confined Space – Practical
  • Perform the Role of Confined Space Standby Person – Practical

Entry Requirements

  • Physical Capacity: Ability to perform physical tasks wearing PPE in confined space environments.
  • Psychological Requirement: Confined Space Entry Training necessitates a strong mental resilience and the ability to remain calm and focused in confined, potentially stressful environments.
  • Pre-Course Study: Depending on the course mode, online pre-course work may be required before the face-to-face session.
  • Online Study Requirements: A computer, smartphone, tablet, or similar device with internet access is needed for online or pre-course studies.

For comprehensive details on your rights and responsibilities, including our complaints and appeals process, kindly refer to the Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook on our website.

We’re committed to fostering an enriching learning environment. Key to this is understanding your Language, Literacy, Numeracy (LLN), and Digital Literacy skills, essential for your course success.

  • LLN Evaluation Verification

  • Digital Literacy Checklist

  • Formal LLN Evaluation

    • Tailored Support: If required, you can complete our Formal LLN Evaluation online, helping us understand your skill levels for personalised support.

These tools ensure you start your course with all the support you need for a successful learning journey. For any questions or extra assistance, feel free to contact our support team at [email protected].


Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803) offers a detailed pre-enrolment participant handbook for those interested in our programs. This handbook helps you understand your rights when you enrol with us.

We advise you to read and understand the handbook thoroughly before enrolling in any nationally accredited training program offered by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd. This ensures you are well-informed about the enrolment process and the program details.

If there is anything in the handbook where you require further clarification, please do not hesitate to call Intrinsic Safety on 1300 990 336 and one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you.

LLN and Digital Literacy

You can complete these activities, using the links below now, or once you have enrolled:

  • LLN Evaluation: It’s important for us to understand your language, literacy, and numeracy skills to best support your learning. Please complete the LLN Evaluation Verification, accessible HERE.
  • Digital Literacy Checklist: To ensure you’re prepared for our digital learning environment, please fill out the Pre-Enrolment Digital Literacy Checklist available HERE.
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