This unit of competency is required by persons who are required to enter a confined space, as defined by the Australian Standard AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces, or its authorised update or replacement.
This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required for safe entry to confined spaces under a work permit and for maintaining safety while working in the confined space. The term ‘work permit’ (or ‘permit’) includes all written authorities as defined by AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces. It applies to persons required to enter confined spaces for any purpose, including maintenance, cleaning, inspection or other reasons.
Work in/entry to confined spaces shall conform to relevant legislation and AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces, or its authorised update or replacement.
AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces defines a confined space as:
‘An enclosed or partially enclosed space that is not intended or designed primarily for human occupancy, within which there is a risk of one or more of the following:
(a) An oxygen concentration outside the safe oxygen range.
(b) A concentration of airborne contaminant that may cause impairment, loss of consciousness or asphyxiation.
(c) A concentration of flammable airborne contaminant that may cause injury from fire or explosion.
(d) Engulfment in a stored free-flowing solid or a rising level of liquid that may cause suffocation or drowning.’
Entry to a confined space is defined by AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces as: ‘when a person’s head or upper body is within the boundary of the confined space’.
NOTE: Inserting an arm for the purpose of atmospheric testing is not considered as entry to a confined space.’
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Applicants must present evidence of successful completion of the pre-requisite unit MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit.
Applicants for this unit are expected to:
- Have a demonstrated capacity in learning, reading, writing, oracy and numeracy competencies to Level 2 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). See Australian Core Skills Framework.
The above requirements could be demonstrated by applicants in a variety of ways such as:
- Having completed secondary school to year 10;
- Verified references from an employer indicating that the applicant has demonstrated the above requirements in their workplace;
- Via an interview process that assesses the applicant’s skills.
Work Placement Requirements
Other Course Requirements
Students must wear full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including steel cap boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt at all times
Course length is 1 day
Whyalla, Roxby Downs
Delivery Modes Available
Full-time attendance at a group delivery in a venue conducted by a facilitator
Total course cost $250.00
If you have any questions regarding this course or would like to enrol, please contact us on:
Phone: 1300 885 697