City & Guilds 6160-03 Level 2 Award in High Risk Confined Spaces

The theoretical and practical safety course is mapped to the National Occupational Standards  providing those who enter confined spaces and hazardous areas with an in-depth understanding of the requirements of the law, associated legislation, Safe Systems of Work and risk assessments.

The 3 day course can accommodate up to 10 delegates per day.

Aims & Objectives

The aim of this training is to reflect the national occupational standard for a high risk related confined space environment.

This unit covers both water and non-water industry areas:

  • Water: this may include working with potable water, sewage treatment processes, drain and sewer cleaning operations or where the operative is working in or near water or where a confined space is subject to surface water flooding
  • Non-water: this may include pharmaceutical, petrochemical, asbestos removal, vehicle manufacture and servicing, aeronautical, construction, communications, power, utilities, gas, electrical and mechanical engineering, and some elements of work operations in mines, quarries and tunnelling.

Important Note

From 1st Jan 2022 the governing body, City & Guilds, have updated Confined Spaces training qualifications.  The change means the assessments between Entrant and Entry Controller are split. So, anyone looking to achieve a High Risk Entrant qualification requires the 6160-03 (High Risk) and anyone looking to achieve Entrant Controller will require the 6160-04 (High Risk Entrant Controller).

Specifically, this course in now for ENTRANT ONLY. This course does not provide a qualification for entry controller (Top Person). Thus, this course will not qualify you to perform Top Person duties (as previously was the case under the 6150 suite.)

Please see the 6160-04 City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Control Entry and Arrangements for Confined Spaces course as this is the new City & Guilds qualification for the Top Person duties. 

Course Content

  • Prepare to work safely in high risk confined spaces
  • Enter and exit high risk confined spaces safely
  • Use equipment and tools safely
  • Follow working procedures and work safely
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Understand the principles of working in high risk confined spaces
  • Understand standard protocols for working in high risk confined spaces
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Candidates must be able to understand spoken English, interpreters are not allowed in the City & Guilds assessment. Reasonable adjustments can be made where required (example: learning difficulty or challenge).

Delegates must be clean shaven and be physically able to carry out the practical exercises.


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Who Will Benefit?

Managers, Supervisors, safety professionals and/or operatives who enter high risk confined spaces and want to achieve the City & Guilds qualification.

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