Medium Risk Confined Spaces

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How to work safely in medium risk confined spaces, in which there is a realistic expectation of encountering a specified risk, including possible introduction of a specified risk during work activity. It involves working as part of a team and requires use of access equipment, environmental monitoring and escape breathing apparatus.

Also includes Medium Risk Top Man/Woman Non-Entrant.


  • Duration – 2 days
  • Assessment – written and practical
  • Instructor/candidate ratio – 1:10 (plus a C&G assessor if required)
  • Award alignment – Medium Risk aligns with Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces Level 2 Award (6150-02 – Water & 6150-52 – Non-Water). Medium Risk Top Man/Woman Non-Entrant aligns with Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Man/Woman) (Non-Entrant) Level 2 Award (6150-06 – Water & 6150-56 – Non-Water).
  • Accreditation – MRS Training & Rescue certificate or City & Guilds 6150 qualification
  • Lifespan – 3 years


On completion of this course delegates will be able to

  • Prepare to enter and work safely in medium risk confined spaces
  • Enter and exit confined spaces safely
  • Prepare and use escape breathing apparatus in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications
  • Use equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions
  • Follow procedures and work safely
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Work with others
  • Use general knowledge for working in medium risk confined spaces and their environments


Mobile training unit is available for companies who wish training at their own location.

Our mobile training centre is designed to replicate realistic compact space situations, it’s for this reason that our specialist team recreate emergency situations to provide applicants with accurate practice opportunity.

To help reproduce accurate confined space conditions and to bring the training to life, our mobile units include rail racks, different areas of entry (including a 3.1 vertical entry), crawl ways (30m) and ladders.

Categorised in: Health & Safety