Authorised Person Confined Spaces (APCS)

£1,095 + VAT
4 Days
YorkSlough and On-site.
Course Overview
This City & Guilds Accredited course has been developed to follow the advice outlined in the Safe Work in Confined Spaces, Confined Spaces Regulations 1997, Approved Code of Practice, Regulations and Guidance L101, JSP375, Volume 3 Chapter 6 and Procedures for Confined Spaces.
Who is This Course For?
This is aimed at those who have been selected for training to become an Authorised Person (Confined Spaces) with responsibilities to implement, manage and control all aspects of confined space operations ensuring that a safe system of work is in place prior to any confined space activities being permitted.
Day Morning Afternoon
  • Course Introduction
  • Health and Safety Legislation and Confined Spaces Regulations
  • Hazards Associated with Confined Spaces
  • Identifying Confined Spaces
  • Working in Confined Spaces
  • Emergency Arrangements
  • Introduction to JSP375 Chapter 6
  • Application of Chapter 6 including Roles and Duties of Appointed Personnel
  • Management Arrangements
  • Training Requirements
  • Introduction to Confined Space PPE, Plant and Equipment
  • Practical Confined Space Vertical Entry Exercise using Tripod, Winch and Escape Breathing Apparatus (EBA)
  • Overview of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
  • Risk Assessment Exercise
  • Entry Procedures, Standing Instruction Worked Example
  • Entry Procedures Safety Programme and Permit To Work Worked Example
  • APCS Chapter 6 Familiarisation Exercise
  • APCSR Technical and Procedural Questions
  • APCS - Safety Programme Practice Scenario
  • APCSR - Safety Programme Assessment Scenario
  • APCSR Feedback and Dispersal
  • Assessment and Appointment of Authorised Persons (APs)
  • Auditing and Monitoring
  • Technical and Procedural Question Paper
  • Safety Programme Assessment Scenario
  • Safety Programme Assessment Scenario Continued
  • APCS Feedback and Dispersal
  • The current Health & Safety legislation in respect to confined spaces
  • Gain an understanding of safe systems of work and complete safety documentation including Permits to Work
  • Understand the minimum safety equipment requirements and procedures utilised for safe entry and egress
  • Have an awareness for the responsibilities for individuals within the work team, training and fitness requirements
  • Understand the actions and reporting procedures needed in respect to response to emergencies
  • You will carry out a practical entry into confined spaces using escape breathing apparatus (EBA) and self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have the following:
Medical Fitness documentation (alternatively self certification can be completed on the course). Delegates have the option to bring their own PPE, however this can be provided on the course.

Course Training Team


Ashley Morpeth

Senior CS/WaH Training Consultant

Ashley is widely experienced in the fields of Confined Space and Working at Height.


Upcoming Course Dates
Monday, 17th February 2020
End date: Thursday, 20th February 2020
Monday, 8th June 2020
End date: Thursday, 11th June 2020
Monday, 6th July 2020
End date: Thursday, 9th July 2020
Monday, 20th July 2020
End date: Thursday, 23rd July 2020
Monday, 17th August 2020
End date: Thursday, 20th August 2020

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