RIIWHS202E Enter and Work in Confined Spaces

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RIIWHS202E ENTER AND WORK IN CONFINED SPACES

PUBLIC COURSES RUN MONTHLY.
CORPORATE OR GROUP BOOKINGS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

 

This is suitable for those working in and around a confined space and allows workers to perform basic risk assessments and enter a confined space to conduct work under an issued permit.

Our course in confined spaces will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to conduct a risk assessment of the working environment and provides you or your staff with practical experience and knowledge on how to safely enter confined spaces to conduct work-related activities under an issued permit.

The course is suitable for people who work in or around confined spaces with content and scenarios tailored to suit your relevant work environment and operations. 

Confined spaces training is designed to teach participants how to determine what hazards may exist within the working environment, put in place control measures to make the work area and environment safer and carry out the work in accordance with confined space regulations and standards.

Our courses consist of both theory and practical components and are conducted by experienced emergency services and industry personnel who enjoy sharing their experiences and knowledge with every level of the participant, regardless if this is your first time doing this course or your 100th. 

With courses conducted on a weekly basis both at our East Keilor training venue and on-site of your location, we are confident we can find a suitable course for you or your team.

 

COURSE SUBJECT (UNIT OF COMPETENCY)

On successful completion of this course, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment. The following nationally accredited unit of competency is included in this certificate:

 

WHAT IS A CONFINED SPACE?

According to the Safe Work Australia Code of Practice, a confined space is an enclosed or partially enclosed space that:

  • is not designed or intended primarily to be occupied by a person; and
  • is designed to be at normal atmospheric pressure while any person is in the space; and
  • is likely to be a risk to health and safety from:
    • an atmosphere that does not have a safe oxygen level; or
    • contaminants, including airborne gases, vapours and dust, that may cause injury from fire or explosion; or
    • harmful concentrations of any airborne contaminants; or
    • engulfment

Examples of confined spaces include (but are not limited to)

  • Pressure vessels
  • Boilers
  • Pits and degreasers
  • Pipes
  • Sewers
  • Storage tanks

COURSE FEES  

 

BEFORE YOU ENROL

Before you enrol in this course you may wish to check out our student administration portal or the terms and conditions you are bound by when you enrol into one of our courses. The information found within these two areas will highlight any expectations we will have from you and provide you with a clear understanding of your required commitment to your enrolled course. To access the student administration portal, simply click here: Student Administration. To access your enrolment forms terms and conditions relevant to this course, simply click here: Enrolment Terms and Conditions

 

HOW TO ENROL INTO THIS COURSE

If you would like to enrol in this course you must complete an I.T.S enrolment form. To enrol, simply search through the table below. All our public courses for the 2021 year are listed in month order. Once you have located the month and location that suits you, simply click the ‘Enrol Now’ button that corresponds with the course you wish to enrol in.

 

If you are unable to complete our enrolment form online, you can request a PDF enrolment form to be sent to your email address by contacting our office, alternatively, you can also visit us at our training centre or call us and speak with our administration staff during business hours. One of our friendly staff will be happy to walk you through the online enrolment process.

 

TOPIC COVERED IN THIS COURSE 

Even though confined space training is a serious topic, we pride ourselves on our fun, practical and engaging format that simulates real worlds scenarios. Our courses contain a lot of valuable video content to ensure participants remain engaged rather than listening to war stories of trainers past experiences. Unlike many other providers, all our trainers are highly qualified with our senior trainers and our program coordinator qualified in emergency confined space rescue. Our standards are high to ensure that the information you receive during this course is current and practical and not just taught by a ‘trainer’. We believe in providing you with highly qualified trainers that have real industry experience that is current.

As a brief overview, the following list of topics are taught and assessed throughout this course. Please note, this list below is not extensive and recommend reviewing the RIIWHS202E criteria should you require specific information for your compliance or workplace requirements.

TOPICS ROW 1TOPICS ROW 2TOPICS ROW 3TOPICS ROW 4TOPICS ROW 5
OVERVIEW OF CONFINED SPACESHAZARDSUNSAFE OXYGEN LEVELSFIRE AND EXPLOSIONSDIFFERENT TYPES OF CONFINED SPACES
WORKPLACE SAFETY ENTER PERMITSSAFE WORK METHOD STATEMENTDUTY OF CAREATMOSPHERIC HAZARDS AND EFFECTS ON THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
SAFETY DATA SHEETSEMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANPROTECTION PLANSSTAND-BY PERSONSISOLATING THE CONFINED SPACES
EQUIPMENT AND RESOURCESCOMMUNICATION ON A WORKSITEATMOSPHERIC TESTING & MONITORING EQUIPMENTPPEWORKPLACE REPORTING AND MUCH MORE...

 

STUDENT SUPPORT 

Student support is a cornerstone of our organisation. As this one day course, it is not expected that you will need ongoing support, however, regardless if you are a full time, part-time or blended delivery student, you will always have access to your course trainers or support officers. Whether you wish to engage our services on a daily basis, once a week or in blocks is up to you. We have scheduled student support times as well as an ability to generate a support service at any time via our website. Support for this qualification is available in the following formats and times:

TYPE OF SUPPORT AVAILABLEDAYS AVAILABLETIMES AVAILABLE
PHONE SUPPORTMON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI8.45am to 4.45pm
EMAIL SUPPORTMON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI8.45am to 4.45pm
LIVE VIDEO CHATMON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI8.45am to 4.45pm
FACE TO FACEMON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI8.45am to 4.45pm
AFTER HOURSMON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI, SATBY APPOINTMENT

*NOTE: Responses to email support requests will occur during the times stated above, however, responses may be delayed up to 24 hours. If your support enquiry is urgent we recommend calling us.

 

OUR TRAINING VENUE & LOCATIONS

The Intelligent Training Solutions Training Centre is located at Unit 7, 16a Keilor Park Drive, East Keilor, Victoria 3033. This course can be delivered at both our location or on-site at your workplace. Feel free to contact us for more information.

To view all the permanent training locations we use, please click on the ‘Our Training Location’ menu tab located in the ‘GENERAL INFORMATION’ menu tab at the top of this screen.

GROUP BOOKINGS 

If you have a group of people that would like to enrol into this course and you would like us to deliver this course in your area please let us know and we will make all the arrangements. We specialise in corporate bookings and are flexible and dynamic to accommodate most organisational requirements.

Enquire Now for Group or Company Bookings

PRIOR TO ENROLLING

Prior to enrolling in this course, you may wish to visit our student administration portal to view or download a copy of the ITS information handbook or the RIIWHS202E unit outline document. Information found in these documents highlights any expectations we will have from you and provide you with a clear understanding of your required commitment to this course including information on Intelligent Training Solutions policies and procedures, assessment appeals policy and much more. This document can be obtained by contacting our office or is available for download from the student administration portal located in the menu bar within this web page.

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

INDUSTRY AND REGULATOR APPROVED REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS

It is a requirement of this course, as stated by the RIIWHS202E unit criteria, that the demonstration of confined space entry and other practical elements must be demonstrated and performed by participants.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the following reasonable adjustment has been approved for use by our state and industry regulators. COVID-19 reasonable adjustments include:

  • A no-contact approach to delivery and assessment with students and staff

On top of the reasonable adjustments issued by our regulators, Intelligent Training Solutions has also implemented the following COVID-19 safety measures as part of our delivery and assessment:

  • Restricted all public class sizes to accommodate the 4m2 between students and staff
  • Equipped our trainers with commercial-grade disinfectant to use on all classroom surfaces and contact touchpoints such as light switches, door handles, benchtops, classroom tables and chairs etc…
  • We have implemented new equipment disinfecting procedures which include sanitising and disinfecting all equipment before and after classes regardless if the equipment has been used. 
  • We have hand sanitiser available for use to all our staff and students. Hand sanitiser is available in all public spaces and in our classrooms.

For a full description of our COVID-19 procedures, please visit: https://www.its.vic.edu.au/coronavirus/

This course and the unit of competency that make up your Statement of Attainment must be assessed both theoretically and practically in accordance with the confined spaces unit criteria. The assessment will be based on the principles of competency-based training (CBT). A successful outcome for this certificate will be determined by a range of different methods including:

  • Either (one or the other) an online or written submission of work appropriate to a basic level II language and literacy  
  • Observation of simulated and practical activities
  • Structured questioning or discussions.

 

COURSE ENTRY RECOMMENDATIONS 

It is recommended that you are either employed or seeking employment within a job role that requires you to be certified in working in or around confined spaces. Participants should have basic Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills and have the physical ability to enter and work within confined spaces. This unit does not mandate any entry requirements however industry consultation together with the RII companion volumes for this unit recommend that participants LLN ACSF performance indicators should be at a level 2 for this course. If you are unsure about your LLN level, please contact our office and we will be more than happy to assist you. 

 

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

Learners are able to have their competency from prior learning and work experiences recognised in this unit through the following requirements:

RPL will be offered to participants by way of an assessment only pathway as the requirements for this unit are subject to change in line with WHS/OHS confined spaces code of practice or workplace requirements. Please note that the intention of this unit of competence is to gain or update the skills and knowledge required in confined spaces. It has been determined through our industry consultation that RPL will only occur through a full assessment pathway.

 

SPECIFIC ENROLMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

The training offered will provide you with the skills and knowledge to safely enter and work in confined spaces using an issued work permit. Intelligent Training Solutions accepts no responsibility for the subsequent actions of participants.

Confined Spaces training involves moderate physical activity including kneeling and bending. Intelligent Training Solutions does not accept any responsibility for any harm suffered by you as a result of your participation in the course. If you have any special needs (including those in relation to Language, Literacy or Numeracy) a relevant disability or condition, or any other concerns you should raise these prior to enrolment.

 

STUDENT RIGHTS

  • You have the right to complain about the performance of our administration services, trainers or assessors
  • You have the right to appeal the assessment decision made by our trainers. Please refer to the appeals policy located in the information handbook or available on this website.
  • You can view our Complaints and Appeals policies by downloading them from our website, located in the student administration portal section of the menu bar on this webpage.

REQUIRED RESOURCES 

Intelligent Training Solutions will provide you with all the required resources on the day of your course. When you enrol in this course you will receive:

  • RIIWHS202E Enter and Work in Confined Spaces Learner Guide in PDF format

 

EACH PARTICIPANT MUST PROVIDE 

Equipment

  • We can supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training.
  • We actively encourage you to bring your own equipment

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your equipment requirements

For our public courses at our training facility, participants must provide:

  1. Transport to and from our training centre.
  2. Lunch
  3. Appropriate clothing and closed in footwear.
  4. Photo ID to confirm your identity

 

UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE 

Upon the successful completion of this accredited course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment in PDF format via email.

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