Canberra’s best confined space training courses for either refresher training or newcomers

We provide newcomers and those just needing a refresher with training that is practical and goes in depth on how to stay safe in a confined space. There is no better way to teach you than to show you, that’s why we take on site training seriously. Unlike others, we don’t believe in extensive theory and basic practical assessments, we want you to learn practical skills that you can take out onto the job and use. We have created a unique mobile training unit that will ensure your staff is receiving the very best onsite confined space training available!

See more on our Mobile Training Unit below!

If you would like to know more before you begin your confined space work, start a conversation with us today and find out what Platinum Safety and Training can do to help you.

What is a confined space and does everyone require training?

Confined space training is a mandatory requirement for people working in any confined space. As defined in the Safe Work NSW Code of Practice Confined spaces - 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;
- contaminants, including airborne gases, vapours and dusts, that may cause injury from a fire or explosion; harmful concentrations of any airborne contaminants; or
- engulfment.
Some common examples of confined space in the workplace are storage tanks, pressure vessels, boilers, pipes, pits, sewers and silos.

Do I require training to carry out works in a confined space?

The simple answer is YES! Here at Platinum Safety and Training, we make it easy when it comes to deciding what training you need to carry out work in a confined space. We have a range of confined space training courses to suit everyone.

Confined space training Canberra - Course options

Onsite training at your workplace Canberra - Corporate group bookings

For workers and standby operators.

This 1 day course is the minimum requirement for all workers entering and working in confined spaces.  

Confined space entry training course Day 1 includes these 3 key units of competency:

RIIWHS202E  Enter and work in confined spaces which is the minimum requirement for all workers entering and working in any confined space. The learning outcomes include, confined space awareness, legislative requirements, hazard and risk controls, tools and equipment, entry, exit and clean up procedures.

MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit provides understanding and training on how permit systems work and to maintain a safe and compliant workplace.

MSMPER202 Observe permit work allows the workers to act as the standby/spotter to ensure all workers inside the confined space are safe and conditions of the work permits are followed.

There is no prerequisite for this course.

Duration: 8 hours - Face-to-face training 

Award: All students will receive a Statement of Attainment in:

  • RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces
  • MSMWHS200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • MSMWHS202 Observe permit work
Pricing:
Map Marker
Onsite training at your workplace in Canberra 

Pricing guide:
Group of 6 students: Fixed price – $1500.00 – (Min. booking fee)
Additional students @ $175.00 pp
Capped pricing: $1850.00 for a group up to 12 students
All prices are GST Free – Note: All corporate bookings will be individually quoted.

For workers, gas testers and standby operators.

This 1 day course is the minimum requirement for all workers entering and working in confined spaces.   

Confined space entry training course Day 1 includes these 4 key units of competency:

RIIWHS202E  Enter and work in confined spaces which is the minimum requirement for all workers entering and working in any confined space. The learning outcomes include, confined space awareness, legislative requirements, hazard and risk controls, tools and equipment, entry, exit and clean up procedures.

MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit provides understanding and training on how permit systems work and to maintain a safe and compliant workplace.

MSMPER202 Observe permit work allows the workers to act as the standby/spotter to ensure all workers inside the confined space are safe and conditions of the work permits are followed.

MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres will enable the operator to test atmospheres using a range of testing equipment in order to determine a safe atmosphere for workers. The competency requires the operator to safely take and interpret gas readings and take the appropriate actions.

There is no prerequisite for this course.

Duration: 10 hours - Face-to-face training 

Award: All students will receive a Statement of Attainment in:

  • RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces
  • MSMWHS200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • MSMWHS202 Observe permit work
  • MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres

Award: 

Pricing:
Map Marker
Onsite training at your workplace in Canberra 

Pricing guide:
Group of 6 students: Fixed price – $1850.00 – (Min. booking fee)
Additional students @ $275.00 pp
Capped pricing: $2650.00 for a group up to 12 students
All prices are GST Free – Note: All corporate bookings will be individually quoted.

For workers, gas testers, standby operators and permit issuers.

This 2 day training course is for anyone who works in and around confined spaces and also requires to supervise and control the confined space. Remember, law requires every confined space to have an issued confined space entry permit and MUST be issued by a competent person!   

Confined space supervisor 2 day training course includes these 7 key units of competency:

RIIWHS202E  Enter and work in confined spaces which is the minimum requirement for all workers entering and working in confined spaces. The learning outcomes include, confined space awareness, legislative requirements, hazard and risk controls, tools and equipment, entry, exit and clean up procedures.

MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit provides understanding and training on how permit systems work and to maintain a safe and compliant work safe

MSMPER202 Observe permit work allows the workers to act as the standby/spotter to ensure all workers inside the confined space are safe and conditions of the work permits are followed. 

MSMWHS217  Gas test atmospheres will enable the operator to test atmospheres using a range of testing equipment in order to determine a safe atmosphere for workers. The competency requires the operator to safely take and interpret gas readings and take the appropriate actions.

MSMWHS201  Conduct hazard analysis RIIRIS201E Conduct local risk control which will cover hazard and risk identification within the workplace, including creation and implementation of hazard analysis tools such as
* Job safety analysis (JSA)
* Safe work method statement (SWMS)

MSMPER300  Issue work permits, covers the understanding and limitations of the permit system. As the competent permit issuer, you will be making decisions regarding the need for permits and ensure the conditions are implemented.

There is no prerequisite for this course

Duration: 2 days - 8 hours per day  - Face-to-face training 

Award: All students will receive a Statement of Attainment in:

  • RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces
  • MSMWHS200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • MSMWHS202 Observe permit work
  • RIIRIS201E Conduct local risk control
  • MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis
  • MSMPER300 Issue work permits
  • MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres
Pricing:
Map Marker
Onsite training at your workplace in Canberra 

Pricing guide:
Group of 6 students: Fixed price – $3000.00 – (Min. booking fee)
Additional students @ $300.00 pp
Capped pricing: $4000.00 for a group up to 12 students
All prices are GST Free – Note: All corporate bookings will be individually quoted.

The complete package! For workers, gas testers, standby operators, permit issuers and standby rescue team members.

This 3 day training course is for anyone who works in and around confined spaces and also requires to act as the standby operator and in the event of an emergency, carry out confined space rescue including the use of breathing apparatus. Remember, law requires every confined space to have an emergency rescue plan and MUST be able to be carried out immediately by competent rescue operators!

Confined space worker/rescuer 3 day training course includes these 9 key units of competency:

RIIWHS202E  Enter and work in confined spaces which is the minimum requirement for all workers entering and working in confined spaces. The learning outcomes include, confined space awareness, legislative requirements, hazard and risk controls, tools and equipment, entry, exit and clean up procedures.

MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit provides understanding and training on how permit systems work and to maintain a safe and compliant work safe

MSMPER202 Observe permit work allows the workers to act as the standby/spotter to ensure all workers inside the confined space are safe and conditions of the work permits are followed. 

MSMWHS217  Gas test atmospheres will enable the operator to test atmospheres using a range of testing equipment in order to determine a safe atmosphere for workers. The competency requires the operator to safely take and interpret gas readings and take the appropriate actions.

MSMWHS201  Conduct hazard analysis RIIRIS201E Conduct local risk control which will cover hazard and risk identification within the workplace, including creation and implementation of hazard analysis tools such as
* Job safety analysis (JSA)
* Safe work method statement (SWMS)

MSMPER300  Issue work permits, covers the understanding and limitations of the permit system. As the competent permit issuer, you will be making decisions regarding the need for permits and ensure the conditions are implemented.

MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus will provide the skills to operators to check and safely use open circuit self contained breathing apparatus when atmospheres may pose a significant risk to safety during confined space operations.

PUASAR025 Undertake confined space rescue will enable operators to be part of the standby rescue team. In the event of an emergency, confined space rescue operators must be able to rapidly extricate trapped or unconscious workers in any confined space situation.

There is no prerequisite for this course

Important: Australia standards require all personnel wearing breathing apparatus to be clean shaven - Students who present with facial hair on day 3 of the training will be deemed as not yet competent - Refunds will not apply

Duration: 3 days - 8 hours per day  - Face-to-face training 

Award: All students will receive a Statement of Attainment in:

  • RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces
  • MSMWHS200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • MSMWHS202 Observe permit work
  • RIIRIS201E Conduct local risk control
  • MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis
  • MSMPER300 Issue work permits
  • MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres
  • MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus
  • PUASAR025 Undertake confined space rescue 
Pricing:
Map Marker
Onsite training at your workplace in Canberra 

Pricing guide:
Group of 6 students: Fixed price – $4500.00 – (Min. booking fee)
Additional students @ $600.00 pp - Max. 8 students per course 
All prices are GST Free – Note: All corporate bookings will be individually quoted.

 

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge to check, operate and maintain open circuit breathing apparatus. This unit of competency is for workers that may require the use of breathing apparatus due to working in potential hazardous atmospheres, such as confined spaces. Operators may also require the use of breathing apparatus in an emergency situation if they are members of the confined space rescue team. For additional training, please see our confined space standby/rescue course.

There is no prerequisite for this course.

Important: Australia standards require all personnel wearing breathing apparatus to be clean shaven - Students who present with facial hair on the day of training will be deemed as not yet competent - Refunds will not apply

Duration: 5 hours - Face-to-face training 

Award: All students will receive a Statement of Attainment in:

  • MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus
Pricing:
Map Marker
Onsite training at your workplace in Canberra 

Pricing guide:
Group of 6 students: Fixed price – $1650.00 – (Min. booking fee)
Additional students @ $175.00 pp
Capped pricing: $1850.00 for a group up to 10 students
All prices are GST Free – Note: All corporate bookings will be individually quoted.

For standby rescue operators - Confined spaces

This 1 day training course is for anyone who works in and around confined spaces and also requires to act as the standby operator and in the event of an emergency, carry out confined space rescue including the use of breathing apparatus. Remember, law requires every confined space to have an emergency rescue plan and MUST be able to be carried out immediately by competent rescue operators!

Confined space rescuer 1 day training course includes these 2 key units of competency:

 

MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus will provide the skills to operators to check and safely use open circuit self contained breathing apparatus when atmospheres may pose a significant risk to safety during confined space operations.

PUASAR025 Undertake confined space rescue will enable operators to be part of the standby rescue team. In the event of an emergency, confined space rescue operators must be able to rapidly extricate trapped or unconscious workers in any confined space situation.

Note: There are prerequisite for this course - Please see below: * Units of competency must be current and have been completed within the last 12 months

  • RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces
  • MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres

Important: Australia standards require all personnel wearing breathing apparatus to be clean shaven - Students who present with facial hair on the day of training will be deemed as not yet competent - Refunds will not apply

Duration: 1 day - 10 hours - Face-to-face training 

Award: All students will receive a Statement of Attainment in:

  • MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus
  • PUASAR025 Undertake confined space rescue 
Pricing:
Map Marker
Onsite training at your workplace in Canberra 

Pricing guide:
Group of 6 students: Fixed price – $1850.00 – (Min. booking fee)
Additional students @ $250.00 pp - Max. 8 students per course 
All prices are GST Free – Note: All corporate bookings will be individually quoted.

 

What to expect:

All courses consists of both theory and practical, including theory and practical assessments.

  • Theory Consists of classroom work involving a powerpoint presentation, group discussions, group activities such as conducting hazard identification and risk assessments, applying for confined space entry permits.
  • Practical consists of hazards analysis and risk assessments, creating a rescue plan, setting up the confined space, gas testing and following procedures with the issued work permit. This is conducting during 2 x confined space entry activities (1x horizontal entry and 1 x vertical entry – utilising tripods, winches, fall arrest systems, ladders, etc in our specialised confined space training unit – Providing our students with realistic and challenging work spaces. 

Please note: All students must be able to communicate in English and able to complete all documents, including theory assessments. If assistance is required, please contact us prior to commencement of training day to discuss options. Failure to do this, may result in a student not being able to complete the training and a refund will not be issued.

IMG 3752

All of our confined space training is Nationally Recognised. Successful completion of this training will be awarded the statement of attainment: Issued by our RTO # 41312

Students and employers will be emailed a PDF copy of the statement of attainment on completion of the training course.

To see more details regarding our Registered Training Organisation: Please click here!

Platinum Safety and Training - Mobile Training Unit

Due to the high demand of onsite training, we have developed an Australian first - Confined space and Work at heights Mobile Training Unit, bringing our clients the most realistic and interactive training any training organisation can offer. 

Key benefits:
  • Cost saving: Minimise staff being offsite, and group training discounts always apply!
  • Minimal disruption: The time your staff are away from site is minimised
  • Rapid set up: Fully self-contained unit, with approx. 15 minutes setup time.
  • Training experience: We guarantee your staff will experience the best onsite confined space training available
What to expect:
  • The confined space simulator is made up of 2 x seperate compartments, including a multi-level maze with approx. 30 m of tunnels.
  • A range of different lighting options, sound effects and training smoke can be applied to enhance the training experience.
  • Multiple access points including horizontal entry, 2 x vertical entry points utilising a selection of entry equipment such as: Ladders, davits, tripods, winches, pulley systems, fall arrest systems etc.
  • Live video feed to give trainers realtime supervision to ensure all learners are comfortable and safe also allowing other learners to view as an additional training aid.
  • Train in comfort in all weather environments as our mobile training unit is fitted with air conditioning.
  • All equipment is of the highest standard and provided to each learner. 

For more information on booking our Mobile Training Unit: