This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces within the resources and infrastructure industries. This unit is appropriate for those currently working in operational roles and undertaking work in confined spaces. As your consultant, we can help you to meet your training needs.
Enter And Work In Confined Spaces
The course will be tailored to suit practical scenarios that are relevant to your company’s confined space operations. This course will teach you how to work both in and around confined spaces in accordance with OHS regulations and Australian Standards.
Evidence is required to be collected that demonstrates competency in this unit. This evidence must be relevant to the roles within the sector’s work operations and satisfy all requirements of the performance criteria of this unit. This includes evidence that the participant:
- Locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures
- Demonstrates completion of entering and working in confined spaces that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including:
– obtain appropriate entry permit and instructions for performing work in a confined space
– interpreting and applying safe work method statements
– using atmospheric monitoring devices prior to entering the confined space and during confined space activity
– entering and working in the confined space
– applying safe materials handling methods
– exiting the confined space
Participants must demonstrate knowledge of how to enter and work in confined spaces through:
- Identifying areas that constitute confined spaces
- Identifying the limitations of breathing apparatus
- Identifying equipment types, characteristics, capabilities and limitations
- Complying with site and equipment safety requirements
- Complying with entry and exit procedures, risks and regulations
- Complying with site isolation and control responsibilities and authorities
- Locations of safety data sheets (SDS) information and application
- Types of air contaminants and toxic gases
- Using confined space and industry terminology
A unit assessor must satisfy the requirements of the NVR/AQTF or their successors; as well as industry regulations for certification and licensing. This unit is best assessed when done so in the context of this sector’s work environment. Where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, the assessment can occur in a simulated environment provided that it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of workplace performance.
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