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Enter and work in confined spaces refresher training course from SGS – refresh your knowledge and skills regarding hazard and risk controls in and around confined spaces.

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This course provides participants with the refreshed and updated skills and knowledge required for entering and working in confined spaces in the resources and infrastructure industries.

Training is structured to ensure participants have a refreshed and current understanding of hazards and risk controls in and around a confined space and the requirements needed to enter and conduct work in a confined space in accordance with an issued permit.

What will you learn?

On completion of this training course, you will know how to:

  • Plan for entering, working in and exiting confined spaces
  • Work in accordance with an issued permit, standby duties and gas monitoring safety procedures
  • Issue and follow work permits

Course Content

  • Legislation, standards, codes of practice and procedures
  • Assessing, entering, working and exiting confined spaces
  • Standby duties
  • Signage
  • Lock, tag out and isolation procedures
  • Purging and ventilation
  • Issuing and working in accordance with a permit
  • Equipment used in or near confined spaces
  • Hazard analysis, risk assessment and risk controls
  • Procedures for atmospheric monitoring
  • Understanding and use of gas monitoring equipment
  • Maintenance of gas monitoring equipment
  • Use of ropes and knots


Participants must have successfully completed and hold a current Statement of Attainment for the required units of competency or their equivalents issued within the last three years. This evidence must be provided when making a booking request.

Learners who take this course should have the physical ability to successfully complete practical tasks ranging from donning a confined spaces harness to climbing in and out of simulated confined spaces.

They should also have language, literacy and numeracy skills at the level required to read, complete, interpret and communicate workplace documentation relevant to working in confined spaces. This includes entry permits, equipment checklists and risk assessments.

If you have language, literacy or numeracy difficulties or other special needs, please inform our training support staff prior to enrolling so they can speak with you about our available support services.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for anyone who holds current confined spaces competencies and requires refresher training due to industry specific requirements.

To discuss whether this course is right for you, please contact our training support staff prior to enrolling.

Course Information

Course duration: 1 day
Delivery methodology: face to face


Learners who successfully complete both the written and practical requirements of this course will be issued a Statement of Attainment and a Wallet Card for:

  • RIIWHS202E - Enter and work in confined spaces
  • RIIRIS201E - Conduct local risk control
  • MSMPER200 - Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • MSMWHS201 - Conduct hazard analysis
  • MSMPER300 - Issue work permits
  • MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres
  • MSMPER202 - Observe permit work

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This course is Nationally Recognised training delivered by SGS Australia Pty Ltd RTO #2646.

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