• Forklift 01
  • Chainsaw 01
  • Trucks 01
  • WSAGF 02
  • EWP 03
  • WSAF 01
  • First Aid 01
  • EWP 01
  • White Card 01
  • Earthmoving 01
  • EWP 02
  • Dangerous Goods 01
  • Earthmoving 02
  • Forklift 02

Confined Spaces

MSMPER205 Enter Confined Space
MSMPER200 Work in Accordance with an Issued Permit
MSMWHS217 Gas Test Atmosphere
MSMPER300 Issue work permits
RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control

According to the WHS Regulation 2011, a confined space means an enclosed or partially enclosed space that:

  • is not designed or intended primarily to be occupied by a person; and
  • is, or is designed or intended to be, at normal atmospheric pressure while any person is in the space; and
  • is or is likely to be a risk to health and safety from: an atmosphere that does not have a safe oxygen level, or
  • contaminants, including airborne gases, vapours and dusts, that may cause injury from fire or explosion, or
  • harmful concentrations of any airborne contaminants, or
  • engulfment

Examples of confined spaces are as follows:

  • storage tanks, tank cars, process vessels, boilers, pressure vessels, silos and other tank-like compartments,
  • open-topped spaces such as pits or degreasers,
  • pipes, sewers, shafts, ducts and similar structures,
  • shipboard spaces entered through a small hatchway or access point, cargo tanks, cellular double bottom tanks, duct keels, ballast and oil tanks and void spaces (but not including dry cargo holds).

Safe oxygen level means a minimum oxygen content in air of 19.5% by volume under normal atmospheric pressure and a maximum oxygen content in air of 23.5% by volume under normal atmospheric pressure.


The course has been structured to provide:

  • Practical working skills for all persons who are required to enter and work in confined spaces. Learners will learn a comprehensive understanding of confined space permit systems, gas detection procedures, roles and responsibilities of standby personnel and the safe use of personal protective equipment
  • Knowledge of legislative requirements when working in confined spaces

After completing this training participants will be able to demonstrate:

  • recognition of a confined space
  • the ability to work within a confined space
  • compliance with the permit conditions
  • recognition and control of atmospheric hazards
  • use of confined space entry and exit equipment
  • selection, use and maintenance of appropriate PPE
  • use of communication equipment and processes applicable to confined space work
  • completion of documents and records relevant to confined space work
  • understanding of and the ability to initiate
  • incident/emergency response plan

Who Should Attend?

  • Project Managers
  • Site Managers
  • Foreman
  • Tradespersons
  • Maintenance and servicing personnel

Mick Humphries Training Group has developed a highly transportable training system that enables us to deliver training in almost any location. We have a fully fitted out 40’ maxicube trailer designed specifically for mobile confined spaces training.

Alternatively, we can customise a training course to suit your specific site requirements

Training and assessment delivered on behalf of SpanSet Australia RTO 91173

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