RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces


RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces

The Confined Space course is designed for participants who could be required to undertake activities that will require them to enter and work in confined spaces.

The course is designed to expose participants who work in and around confined spaces to a broad range of potentially high-risk situations and to correctly implement a safe working procedure. Upon completion of this course, participants will be competent to enter and work in confined spaces using applicable gas detection devices and protective equipment in line with Workplace Health and Safety guidelines.

It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others. The course covers fundamental WHS requirements necessary to undertake work tasks within a confined space. It includes the identification of hazardous environments, including gases, and compliance with legislated work safety practices. The course will discuss the effects of airborne hazards to the body and how to use a gas detector and interpret the readings.

During the course we will assist you to develop safe work method statements and risk assessments and work permits for entering and working in confined spaces. All workers who conduct or supervise tasks whilst at height will find this course beneficial to workplace safety. This course will enable you to comply with current WHS legislation with successful participants receiving a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.


Course Delivery 
The training will see the participant attend the college for 2 days a minimum period of 8 hours per day to complete a mixed mode of training. This will include both theory and practical tasks.

Training will be conducted by experienced confined space specialist. They will share knowledge on relevant legislation and Australian Standards for confined spaces, provide recommendations and advice for specialised PPE and equipment for your workplace and provide guidance on risk control methods for the type of work to be undertaken.

There will be plenty of practical hands on training to ensure workers can be safe and comply with relevant standards and legislation. This course can be conducted at your workplace by negotiation or at our training facilities.

These activities will run in various weather and temperature fluctuations. Please ensure that you wear  appropriate PPE and clothing including enclosed footwear.

Licencing and Regulations 
Confined spaces are covered in detail in the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017, please refer to link below for further details  https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/view/regulation/2017/404/chap4/part4.3

Entry Requirements 
Participant must be 18 years and over

Course Requirements 
The participant will be required to supply evidence of identity such as a photo ID to prove your identity at the commencement of training.

Please note: there are specific language, literacy and numeracy requirements of some of the units in this course.

In order to be deemed competent, participants must be able to:
• read and correctly interpret required documentation relevant to the confined space entry
• speak clearly and unambiguously in English
• explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues
• understand the permit requirements.

Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms and producing any required reports. Numeracy is required to the level of being able to correctly differentiate between high and low pressures and temperatures, voltages or masses and interpret gas test/monitoring results.

Upon enrolment you will be asked to complete a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy quiz. If you have enrolled online a WRCC staff member will contact, you to discuss this. If the student identifies as requiring assistance the college has a student support officer that can offer assistance prior to the course commencement to assist with your understanding.

If the College deems the applicant as have skill levels below what are required to complete the course, WRCC will provide guidance on what support service are available. 

The participant will be required to wear appropriate PPE and clothing including enclosed footwear. They will also need to provide lunch for themselves

Student Fee


Course structure 

Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
Enter and work in confined spacesRIIWHS202E 17 & 18 July 2024 08:30 am – 04:30 pm WRCC Griffith 10 $550.00
Enter and work in confined spacesRIIWHS202E 22 & 23 October 2024 08:30 am – 04:30 pm WRCC Griffith 10 $550.00

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