Course / qualification / unit code and title
RIIWHS401D Supervise work in confined spaces
This course provides training for existing employees working in an industry sector that conducts activities in confined space. There is an expectation that participants have at least 2 years’ experience working in a plumbing or construction industry sector (Water, telecommunications, or electrical) and that they have a solid understanding of workplace health and safety laws, policies and procedures necessary to work in their industry.
The course is designed for participants wishing to develop or improve skills in working in and supervising groups in a confined space environment.
Other than prior experience outlined above there are no formal pre-requisite entry requirements necessary for these units of competency.
However, a solid understanding and grounding in workplace health and safety is essential for this delivery strategy and experience of working in confined spaces under supervision.
The structure of the course is based on 16 hours comprising classroom training activities, and practical activities to assist learner’s development. These are supplemented by self-study work the learner is encouraged to complete to enhance their understanding.
2 Days – 16 hrs
• can read, and interpret written and verbal instructions.
• have writing skills sufficient to enable participants to accurately complete mandatory statutory and regulatory documentation
• can interpret the numeric and graphical outcomes of gas measurement instruments in determining safe air and oxygen levels in confined space
• can communicate well with others in the team in confined space activities
• can work effectively in a team environment to ensure cooperation between team members entering the confined space and those supporting the entry
• have basic planning and organisational skills to prepare for confined space entry
• shows initiative and self-management when evaluating and problem solving confined space conditions
Further information is available in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Companion Volume.
A Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.
• Participants to bring their own Safety Footwear, Hard Hat and Vest
• Bring their own harness if they have one
• The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of supervising work in confined spaces through:
• applying legislation, standards and code of practice as they apply to confined spaces
• defining confined space
• performing the process of hazard identification, risk assessment and control
• applying workplace strategies for implementing confined space legislation
• determining the effects of atmospheric contaminants entering the respiratory system
• knowledge of the effects on the human body such as:
• oxygen deficiency
• toxic contaminants
• combustible contaminants
• physical hazards such as engulfment and entrapment
• physiological conditions such as asthma, epilepsy, phobias and physical fitness
• risks to workers handling hazardous substances in confined spaces
• risks from electric shock, explosion or fire, temperature changes, noise, and trips, slips and falls
• establishing control measures
• using methods of systems isolation
• preparing written Safe Operating Procedures
• examination, testing and maintenance of control measures
• implementation of emergency rescue procedures
• selection, use, training and maintenance of safety and rescue equipment
• using communication and observer systems
• maintaining record keeping requirements
Category A: $0*
Training participant is a fully financial PPTEU member. May be registered in training course by self or employer.
Category B: $150
Training participant is a Master Plumbers, AMCA or NFIA Association member.
Category C: $200
Training participant is not a member of PPTEU, Master Plumbers, AMCA or NFIA.
Note that this is an expression of interest only and does not guarantee enrolment. Confirmation of course enrolment will be forwarded to you in writing.