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RIIWHS202E – Enter And Work In Confined Spaces

RIIWHS202E – Enter And Work In Confined Spaces course is designed for new and experienced personnel required to work in confined spaces in the resources and infrastructure industries at an operational levelMany roles require confined space training, including safety, injury prevention and maintenance personnel, engineers, risk managers, mine managers, cable installers and transport personnel. 

Participants in the RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces training course will learn to distinguish what constitutes a confined space; key terminology; as well as understand the regulations and legislative requirements governing entering and working in and around confined spaces. Participants will identify hazards and emergencies as well as implement appropriate control measures; conduct risk assessments and apply for a confined space entry permit.   

In the RIIWHS202E – Enter And Work In Confined Spaces course students will demonstrate how to enter, exit and work safely in a confined space according to an issued permit for two scenarios. Participants will also inspect and select appropriate personal protective gear; operate various confined space safety equipment including atmospheric testing/monitoring devices; and conduct routine servicing of all equipment and gear. 

      Provider of Training and Assessment

      This course “Training and assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training RTO 90909” by Safe Act Pty Ltd
      Allens Training courses

      Important information prior to enrolment for RIIWHS202E – Enter And Work In Confined Spaces course

      Unit(s) Being Delivered
      The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909;

      Course Location

      This course will be delivered

      Entry Requirments

      An individual undertaking this course with Safe Act Pty Ltd will need to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry: 

      • Psychological* and physical capability to be able to meet the demands of the practical demonstrations for this course, such as the undertaking of the requirements to safely enter, work in and exit a confined space wearing appropriate PPE.This may involve climbing up, down, through or under structures or confined spaces, being temporarily suspended, wearing harnesses and other relevant PPE, dragging and lifting in confined and restricted environments in dark, low light or smoke filled areas. 

      • Protective footwear/safety shoes and comfortable/practical clothing must be provided by the student and worn during the practical sessionsand assessment. 

      • Language, literacy and numeracy requirements – students must be able to read and correctly interpret required documentation relevant to the confined space entry, speak clearly and unambiguously in English, explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues and understand the permit requirements. Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms and producing any required reports. Numeracy is required to the level of being able to correctly differentiate between high and low pressures and temperatures, voltages or masses and interpret gas test/monitoring results. 


      *Safe Work Australia notes “Working in a confined space may impose physiological and psychological demands over and above those encountered in a normal working environment. Consideration should be given to a worker’s: 

      • physical ability; 

      • ability to work in a restrictive space (for example claustrophobia) and ability to wear the PPE required to do the work (for example respirators).”  

      Code of Practice – Confined Spaces, December 2011 

      Course Duration
      • Face to Face – 7 hours (minimum) – full face to face course.
      • Blended delivery – N/A.
      • Online delivery with face to face – N/A.
      • Refresher training – 4 hours (minimum) – full face to face course.
      Course Fees and Payments
      • Please refer to our booking calendar for individual course fees.
      • Refund and fee protection policy – Please refer to the student handbook.
      • Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider.
      Assessment Requirements

      Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.

      Certificate Renewal Requirements

      This certificate does not require renewal, however lots of site requirements require renewal every 2 years

      Learning Rights, Responsibilities and Support, including Complaints

      Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website ( for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

      Work Placement Arrangements

      No work placement will be required as part of this course.

      Assessment Activities

      Performance tasks:

      • Perform a horizontal and a vertical entry into a confined space
      • Use atmospheric monitoring devices prior to entering the confined space  
      • Apply tagging and lock out procedures  
      • Use atmospheric monitoring devices prior to entering the confined space  
      • Following communication and recording procedures

      Documentation – The student must complete all documentation according to the required standard:

      • Complete two Job Safety Environmental Analysis (JSEA)/ Safe Work Methods Statement (SWMS) forms  
      • Apply for and obtain a Confined space entry permit for both scenarios – horizontal and vertical entry  

      Theory assessment –   A written assessment consisting of short-answer and multiple-choice questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

      Upcoming Courses for RIIWHS202E – Enter And Work In Confined Spaces

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      Safe Act Pty Ltd delivers this nationally recognised training in partnership with, and under the auspices of, Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

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      The Critical Importance of RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces Training in Safety


      Confined spaces are present in various industries, from construction to mining, posing unique challenges and risks to workers. Proper training in confined spaces is not just a regulatory requirement; it’s a vital aspect of ensuring worker safety and operational efficiency. This article delves into why RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces training is so important in the modern workplace.

      Understanding Confined Spaces

      A confined space is defined as any area that is not designed for continuous occupancy, has limited entry or exit points, and can potentially contain hazardous conditions. Examples include tanks, silos, pipelines, and pits. These spaces often have poor ventilation and can harbor dangerous gases, increase the risk of fires, or lead to asphyxiation.

      Risk Factors in Confined Spaces

      The risks associated with working in confined spaces include toxic atmospheres, oxygen deficiency, fire hazards, entrapment, and physical hazards like flooding or collapsing materials. Without proper training, workers may not recognise these hazards or know how to respond effectively, leading to catastrophic consequences.

      Regulatory Compliance

      Work safety and health regulations, such as those enforced by SafeWork NSW, mandate specific training and operational procedures for confined spaces. Failure to comply can result in severe legal and financial repercussions for businesses.

      Benefits of Confined Spaces Training

      1. Enhanced Safety: RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces training equips workers with the knowledge to identify risks, use safety equipment correctly, and implement emergency procedures.

      2. Informed Decision-Making: Workers learn to assess whether entry is safe or if alternative methods can be used to complete the task.

      3. Efficient Rescue Operations: Trained personnel are better prepared for emergencies, reducing the time to rescue and minimizing potential injuries.

      4. Reduced Incidents and Downtime: Proper training leads to fewer accidents, which in turn reduces operational downtime and associated costs.

      5. Increased Worker Confidence: Training boosts workers’ confidence in their ability to work safely, leading to improved morale and productivity.

      Key Components of RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces Training

      Effective training programs should cover hazard recognition, safe entry procedures, use of protective equipment, emergency response, and rescue techniques. Hands-on sessions and simulations are crucial for practical understanding.


      RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces training is an indispensable part of workplace safety in industries where such environments are common. Investing in comprehensive training programs not only fulfills legal obligations but, more importantly, protects the lives of workers and enhances overall operational efficiency. The ultimate goal is to ensure that every worker who enters a confined space returns safely, and effective training is the key to achieving this.