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Confined Space Training & Working BA (High Risk)

Confined Space Training Courses
men wearing full working BA before entering confined space
Duration2 Days
Max number10

This Working BA Confined Space Training Course content and practical elements teach delegates how to operate safely in High Risk Confined Space Environments when carrying out process or maintenance work. Examples are in Chlorine Injection Rooms, at Gas Control Cabinets or survey work in Water or Waste Water Environments. We have been delivering this course for over 15 years and have experience in most, if not all Industrial Environments.  

Often referred to as High Risk Confined Space Work, it involves the use of a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) in order to provide the worker with a self-contained air supply. This allows the worker to safely operate in an IDHL atmosphere or an area which has the potential to suddenly change to IDHL.

The course teaches delegates how to Prepare and Work Safely with these type of hazards present or with the potential to be realised.  The delegates are taken through the safe work system options for Specific Hazards present in these environments and the required mitigation controls. Atmospheric Gases, Risk Assessment, Permits, and Emergencies are all included.

Practical training takes place in one of our simulated confined space training locations Nationwide. Delegates use and master gas detection devices, vertical access using tripod and winch systems, Escape Breathing Apparatus (EBA) and Working Breathing Apparatus (WBA). Each learner is issued with their own equipment and BA Set and individual are assessed on there own and as part of a team.

Course Content

  • Legislation and Code of Practice relevant to Confined Spaces
  • Recognition of Confined Spaces
  • Dangers associated with Confined Spaces
  • Appreciation of the different types of atmospheres
  • Safe systems of work
  • Vertical access Systems & Controls
  • Use of Gas Detection Equipment
  • Use of Escape Breathing Apparatus (EBA)
  • Use of Working Breathing Apparatus (WBA)
  • When, where and how  EBA & WBA should be used
  • Breathable air cylinders working duration calculations
  • Practical training exercises.     

High Risk Confined Space Training


Confined Space Code of Practice 2001

Additional Information

Training Equipment

We train with SCBA Sets utilizing 9 litre, 45 minute duration cylinders and  10 Minute Continuous Flow Escape Sets (hood type) as standard. That said, we carry a full range of equipment from all mainstream manufacturer and delegates can opt to use positive pressure or constant flow  Escape Sets Devices and Drager, Sabre or MSA BA Sets.

We use MSA, RAE and Honeywell gas detectors and delegates are welcome to bring their own devices should the have any questions on setup or want us to perform setup.

Airline Supply Systems

Courses can includeTrolley Supply Systems with backup air supply or Ring Main Air Supply Systems. 

Continued Customer Relationship

All course attendees or their employers can discuss any confined space operations issues or challenges with one of our consultants free of charge at any time should the need arise.


This course is a mix of theoretical and practical sessions, during which delegates will be required to demonstrate their level of knowledge and understanding of the training programme content.

Other Course Options

Where Full Working Breathing Apparatus is not required as part of the safe work system, take a look at our lower  level course Confined Space Training & Escape BA (Medium Risk)

For Emergency Rescue or Search & Rescue Courses have a look at our higher-level course Confined Space Rescue Training.


Who Should Attend

Employees who will be required to work in Confined Spaces and:

  • Use Full Working Breathing Apparatus as part of a Safe System of Work.
  • Empolyees who are going on to become members of a Confined Space Search and Rescue Team

This course is also suitable for Supervisors, Managers and Safety Professionals wishing to gain an appreciation of the various work systems and safety equipment used in Confined Space Work.

Certification & Assessment

Delegates who successfully complete the course will receive Holland Academy Certification in Confined Space with Escape & Working Breathing Apparatus

To be successful delegates must pass

  • Written Assessment (40%)
  • Practical Assessment (60%)                              
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11-09-2019 to 12-09-2019
06-11-2019 to 07-11-2019
29-01-2020 to 30-01-2020
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