City & Guilds 6160-04 Level 3 Award in Control Entry and Arrangements for Confined Spaces

The theoretical and practical safety course is mapped to the National Occupational Standards providing those who possess entry controller (top person) duties with the necessary training and assessment.

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

Please note: the 6160-04 qualification is often combined with 6160-03 qualification, which can reduce the duration of the training to 1 day. So, taking the more popular 6160-03 course and then adding the 6160-04 provides two (2) qualifications over 4 days. Splitting these courses out is a 6 day course. Thus, the recommendation to combine the two together (where possible).

Aims & Objectives

The aim of this training is to reflect the national occupational standard for controlling entry and arrangements at a confined space. 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.

Additional Information

This unit is for the entry controller/top person who controls entry and arrangements for confined spaces without entering them. It includes the duties of an entry controller, pre-entry procedures, entry into and exit from the confined space, maintaining communications and initiating and controlling emergency procedures.

Learning Outcomes

  • Implement procedures for teams working in confined spaces.
  • Control safe entry and exit to the confined space.
  • Monitor the work team to ensure procedures are followed.
  • Control emergency situations
  • Understand health and safety and environmental legislation.
  • Understand standard protocols for work in confined spaces.
  • Understand entry controller duties and responsibilities.
  • Understand equipment checks and testing required.

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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).


  • City & Guilds valid for 3 years

Who Will Benefit?

Managers, Supervisors, safety professionals and/or operatives who are going to be deemed the Entry Controller/Top Person. This is the individual who controls entry and arrangements for confined spaces. It’s of vital importance to remember this person does not enter the confined space.

 If you are seeking to understand the duties of the entry controller (Top Person), the pre-entry procedures, entry into and exit from the confined space, maintaining communications and initiating and controlling emergency procedures this course is for you.

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