RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces

Enter and Work in Confined Space Course

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 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.   

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

Important information prior to enrolment

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;

  • RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces

To view full unit details please visit www.training.gov.au  

Course Delivery 

This course will be delivered

Entry Requirements

An individual undertaking this RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces course  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)

  • Face to Face 7 hours (minimum) – full face to face course
  • Refresher training 4 hours (minimum) – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates (issued within previous 3-year period).

Assessment Requirements

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.  These are detailed in the sections following.

Certificate Renewal Requirements

This certificate does not require renewal

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.

Work Placement Arrangements

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

Learners 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 allenstraining.com.au for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

What happens at the course?

Learning Activities

Delivery of course information and learning activities.

Assessment Activities

Practical 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 exam consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions. All questions must be successfully completed.

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RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces