simplifying Health and Safety
Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

29th January, 2018

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Confined Spaces

simplifying Health and Safety

MBO Safety Services Limited                                                                           Confined Spaces 

Course Overview

This course is predominantly intended for practical users who have need to enter spaces which are substantially enclosed and where there is a potentially hazardous working environment.  It would also benefit Managers, Supervisors and Engineers etc. (who may have a requirement to control work in these locations).  All delegates should be physically fit as an entry exercise will be carried out.

Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.  We recommend that this course is renewed every 3 years.

Course duration
6 hours


  • Introduction – An overview of the course and discussion of attendees’ current level of knowledge.
  • UK Health and Safety Legislation – An outline of the key Health and Safety Regulations in particular those contained within the Confined Spaces Regulations that companies in the UK need to comply with.
  • Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work – An awareness of Confined Space Risk Assessments and the principles of Safe Systems of Work for Confined Space Operations.
  • Equipment –
    • Equipment required to enter a Confined Space.
    • The purpose and use of gas detection equipment.
    • The purpose and use of escape breathing apparatus.
    • The use of ropes and safety harnesses.
    • The purpose and use of tripods and man riding winches.
    • The use of suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    • Examination, testing and maintenance of equipment.
  • Ventilation and the avoidance of unsafe atmospheres.
  • Manpower including training requirements.
  • Communication and entry procedures.
  • Practical exercise.
  • Questions and Answers –Time for attendees to clarify and query any of the points raised in the course plus course questionnaire to test attendees’ knowledge.

Our Services

MBO Safety Services Limited provides a range of services tailored to suit your business’s individual requirements. From personal consulting, to providing training courses, and bespoke policies and procedures, MBO Safety Services Limited invests the time to understand your business.

Tailored To You

MBO Safety Services Limited prides itself on quality, our consultants will work alongside you to create tailored policies and procedures which integrate seamlessly into your business.


MBO Safety Services Limited has a strong team of specialist trainers who develop and deliver bespoke courses, all tailored to your business’s health and safety requirements.

Our courses can be held at our training facility, or at a location of your choice.

Tailored to You

MBO Safety Services Limited aims to tailor its services to meet individual business requirements. Our consultants will work within your business to fully understand your needs before developing bespoke policies and procedures that integrate seamlessly with your existing management systems.

Personal Touch

MBO Safety Services Limited prides itself on providing a personal service to all our customers. We offer common sense advice that suits your business.

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  • Expert Legal Advice and Guidance
  • Full Health and Safety Audit including Policies and Procedures
  • Safety Inspection and Reports
  • Development of Health and Safety Documentation
  • Site Inspections
  • Competent Persons Contract Agreements
  • Development of Risk Assessments
  • Development of Training Records and Departmental Matrices
  • Accident Investigation
  • Control of Contractors including Pre Assessment Questionnaires
  • Help and Guidance with Certification to Safe Contractor and CHAS
  • Construction Phase Health and Safety Plans