Enter and Work in Confined Spaces - Day 3 Course.

This course provides the skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces and assist in confined space rescues. Participants are generally those who are required to wear breathing apparatus as part of their job. SGS Australia Pty Ltd RTO 2646

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This course is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces in resources and infrastructure industries. It includes planning and preparing for entry, work and exiting confined spaces including working in accordance with an issued permit, Standby duties, gas monitoring and the issuing of permits. Participants will also learn how to operate and maintain breathing apparatus equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere and how to undertake rescue in confined spaces as a member of a single agency or multi-disciplinary team.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Legislation, standards and codes of practice
  • Assessing, entering, working and exiting confined spaces
  • Standby duties
  • Signage
  • Lock, tag out and isolation procedures
  • Purging and ventilation
  • Procedures, permits and risk assessment
  • Equipment used in or near confined spaces
  • Hazard analysis and controls
  • Procedures for atmospheric monitoring
  • Understanding and use of gas monitoring equipment
  • Maintenance of gas monitoring equipment
  • Use of ropes and knots
  • Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory devices
  • Respond to an emergency situation


Upon successful completion of the course requirements, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for:

  • RIIWHS202D - Enter and work in confined spaces
  • RIIRIS201D - Conduct local risk control
  • MSMPER200 - Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • MSMPER202 - Observe permit work
  • MSMWHS201 - Conduct hazard analysis
  • MSMPER300 - Issue work permits
  • MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres
  • MSMWHS216 - Operate breathing apparatus
  • PUASAR025A - Undertake confined space rescue

Nationally recognised training delivered by SGS Australia Pty Ltd  RTO 2646

Access the SGS Participant Handbook for further information

Participants with a language or literacy difficulty or other special needs should inform our training support staff prior to enrolling to discuss our support services if required.


This course is suitable for those persons who are working in operational roles:

  • Undertaking work in confined spaces
  • Working under the authority of an issued permit
  • Conducting the safety observer role (standby)
  • Conducting a variety of activities in workplace environments in which hazards exist or specific procedures need to be followed and monitored to protect the safety of personnel and the integrity of plant or process
  • Required to carry out gas testing of an atmosphere prior to entering a specific area or workspace and interpret readings and take actions based on the interpretation
  • Required to wear breathing apparatus because they are working in a confined space, with hazardous gases/vapours or in an oxygen deficient atmosphere

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3 Days

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