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Authorised Person Confined Spaces (Commercial) (APCS)

£1,245 + VAT
4 Days
York,   Slough and On-site.
Course Overview
This City & Guilds Assured 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.

This course does not satisfy the requirements for confined space working within sites controlled by the MOD, please refer to Authorised Person Confined Spaces (MOD) (CSMOD)
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.
Start Date End Date Location Price (Ex. Vat)
Mon, 11th March 2024 Thu, 14th March 2024 Slough £ 1245
Mon, 18th March 2024 Thu, 21st March 2024 Slough £ 1245
Mon, 25th March 2024 Thu, 28th March 2024 York £ 1245
Mon, 15th April 2024 Thu, 18th April 2024 Slough £ 1245
Mon, 22nd April 2024 Thu, 25th April 2024 York £ 1245
Tue, 7th May 2024 Fri, 10th May 2024 Slough £ 1245
Tue, 28th May 2024 Fri, 31st May 2024 York £ 1245
Mon, 3rd June 2024 Thu, 6th June 2024 Slough £ 1245
Mon, 17th June 2024 Thu, 20th June 2024 York £ 1245
Mon, 1st July 2024 Thu, 4th July 2024 Slough £ 1245
Mon, 22nd July 2024 Thu, 25th July 2024 York £ 1245
Mon, 5th August 2024 Thu, 8th August 2024 Slough £ 1245
Mon, 19th August 2024 Thu, 22nd August 2024 York £ 1245
Mon, 2nd September 2024 Thu, 5th September 2024 Slough £ 1245
Mon, 23rd September 2024 Thu, 26th September 2024 York £ 1245
Mon, 7th October 2024 Thu, 10th October 2024 Slough £ 1245
Mon, 21st October 2024 Thu, 24th October 2024 York £ 1245
Mon, 18th November 2024 Thu, 21st November 2024 York £ 1245
Mon, 2nd December 2024 Thu, 5th December 2024 Slough £ 1245
Mon, 9th December 2024 Thu, 12th December 2024 York £ 1245

Day Morning Afternoon
One
  • Course Introduction
  • Health and Safety Legislation and Confined Spaces Regulations
  • Hazards Associated with Confined Spaces
  • Identifying Confined Spaces
  • Working in Confined Spaces
  • Emergency Arrangements
Two
  • 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)
Three
  • 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
Four
  • 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)
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have the following:
You will require PPE including boots, overalls and hard hat
Self-certification for entry into confined spaces and wearing breathing apparatus will need to be completed on the course

Customer Questions

Q: What are RAMS?
A: RAMS covers Risk Assessments Method Statements
Q: What is an Authorised Person?
A: An Authorised Person is defined as someone who has been formally authorised in writing to undertake a role.
Q: Do I need to be clean-shaven for this course?
A: This course is not an entrants course and you won’t be entering an actual confined space. Your practical exercise is for familiarisation only.
Q: Do I need a medical certification to join this course?
A: This course is not an entrants course and you won’t be entering an actual confined space. Your practical exercise is for familiarisation only.
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