Working In & Control Entry Arrangements For High Risk Confined Spaces – SQA Accredited


The Working In & Control Entry Arrangements for High-Risk Confined Space Course is an SQA-accredited training course designed for individuals who need to work safely in and control entry arrangements for high-risk confined spaces. Aligning with national standards, this course is tailored to address the unique challenges and complexities associated with high-risk confined spaces and is designed for individuals who aspire to excel in the critical role of a top man in high-risk confined space environments. Unlike traditional top men, those in high-risk confined spaces face specified dangers that demand a higher level of competence, responsibility, and awareness.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of being the safety attendant for teams operating within confined spaces.
  • Effectively oversee the entry and exit procedures of confined spaces to ensure the safety of personnel.
  • Monitor work teams to ensure strict adherence to safe procedures, reducing risks associated with high-risk confined spaces.
  • Develop the skills necessary to prepare for and respond to emergencies within confined spaces.
  • Learn to effectively manage emergencies, prioritizing safety and efficient resolution.
  • Demonstrate appropriate behaviour while performing top-man duties in high-risk confined spaces, maintaining composure and leadership.
  • Apply the knowledge gained throughout the course to perform top-man responsibilities effectively.
  • Understand and work by the regulatory standards governing high-risk confined spaces.

Course Benefits:

This training program equips participants with the knowledge, skills, and certification required to excel in the demanding role of a top man in high-risk confined spaces. Successful completion of the course leads to the award of an SQA certificate in High-Risk Confined Space.

Target Audience:

This course is essential for anyone seeking qualification to handle emergencies in confined spaces, especially those operating in high-risk environments.


Upon completing the course and passing the assessments, participants will be awarded the prestigious SQA Accredited Award for Working in and Control Entry Arrangements for High-Risk Confined Spaces at Level 2.


Participants must possess prior experience in confined space work or related fields and having a solid foundation in workplace safety is strongly recommended.

Note & Disclaimer:

The course content and structure are subject to continuous refinement to meet evolving SQA accreditation requirements and the latest industry standards. This course outline serves as a general guide and may be tailored to address specific regional requirements or regulations about high-risk confined spaces.

Upon a successful completion you will gain the knowledge of:

Current Confined Space Legislation
Recognition of Confined Spaces
The Dangers associated with the areas
Hazardous atmospheres
Use of multi gas monitors
ATEX, Intrinsically safe equipment
Human Respiratory System
Risk Assessments
Permits to work
Safe systems to work for entry into confined space
Top man duties
Methods of communication
Disease and Personal hygiene associated with confined spaces
Use of open circuit, Self-contained breathing apparatus
Use of self—contained escape breathing apparatus
Emergency procedures
Course Assessment and Feedback

Course content

Upon successfully completing the course you will be awarded a certificate.

Your days will include a 15 minute break in the morning and afternoon, you will also be allowed a 30 minute break for lunch.

Ensure your bring your own lunch.

You must bring ID & provide your national insurance number.

You will need to bring, Overalls, Safety Boots and correct PPE.

You MUST be clean shaven or the candidate will not be able to attend.


Glanville Training Academy Ltd - Plympton

Plympton Recycling and Transfer Station
Galileo Close, Newnham Industrial Estate
Plympton, Plymouth
Devon, PL7 4JW

Please contact us at least 48 hours before the day of training to advise us on any additional requirements that we may need to consider for the training to successfully take place.

Course cancellations made within 5 working days prior of the course date, or, where delegates fail to attend the training course on the course date, will be charged in full. All cancellations must be made in writing. Delegate substitutions may be made prior to the course start date giving written notice. (If any further information required please refer to T&Cs).

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