IOSH Confined Space Entry

IOSH Certified Confined Space Entry Awareness

Blended Learning – IOSH Certified Confined Space Entry Awareness

A Confined Space is a place which is substantially enclosed (though not always entirely), and where serious injury can occur from hazardous substances or conditions within the space or nearby. These hazards include a lack of oxygen, exposure to dangerous chemicals and falls from height, slips, trips and falls.

The IOSH Certified Confined Space Entry Awareness course outlines the correct entry methods into a confined space, correct gas testing procedures, and how to conduct a rescue operation. There is a strong emphasis on health and safety issues, which deal with correct paperwork, such as work permits and confined space entry certificates, and how to identify potential hazards present in the space prior to entry.

The Confined Space Entry course is a blended learning course, which provides learners with a one-hour eLearning course that delivers and assesses the fundamental, underpinning knowledge relating to entry of a confined space. This is then further supported by a one-day practical training session, which can be conducted in a training facility or in the workplace e.g. an onshore or offshore platform or vessel. The learning outcomes from the eLearning course relate directly to the equipment used, and exercises performed, during the practical exercises carried out in the workplace. The delegates are assessed performing a number of practical tasks prior to them being deemed as competent to pass the course.

  • Definition of a confined space
  • Outlining the legislation pertaining to Confined Space Entry
  • Identifying hazards
  • Required PPE
  • Risk assessment procedure
  • Work permits and Confined Space Entry certificates
  • Rescue procedures

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IOSH Certified Confined Space Entry Awareness

Training Course Objective

The IOSH Certified Confined Space Entry Awareness eLearning course provides an overview of safe practices when working in or in close proximity to a Confined Space. It will also help prepare learners for practical Confined Space Entry training in the workplace, onshore or on-board vessels.

Course topics and activities include:

  • Explaining what is meant by a Confined Space.
  • Outlining the legislation and industry guidance that pertains to Confined Space Entry.
  • Identifying the hazards associated with Confined Space Entry.
  • Explaining the effects of oxygen deficiency.
  • Identifying the roles and responsibilities of personnel involved in Confined Space Entry.
  • Outlining the PPE that may be required to enter a Confined Space.
  • Outlining the risk assessment procedure for entry into Confined Spaces.
  • Outlining the importance of work permits and Confined Space Entry certificates.
  • Explaining the importance of gas testing prior to entering a Confined Space.
  • Outlining the rescue procedures for a person in a Confined Space.

The IOSH Certified Confined Space Entry Awareness course uses media and industry case studies relevant to the marine and subsea sectors. Upon completion of the course and end of course assessment, the learner will have gained underpinning knowledge of Confined Space Entry, be prepared to undergo practical training in this subject and will be able to identify when work needs to be conducted in a Confined Space and how to carry out work in such aa way as to minimise the risk of an incident or injury. The course also presents the legislation and safe working practices that apply to Confined Space Entry.

Delivery and Certification

This eLearning course has a duration of 60 minutes. It includes two modules with each module having an assessment which, if passed, will result in an IOSH certificate being issued. The pass mark for this eLearning is 80% in line with IOSH requirements.


There are no pre-requisites for this eLearning course, although a basic knowledge of HSE topics would be useful.

Blended Learning

This course is designed to integrate into practical Confined Space Entry training in the workplace.

Course certified by IOSH.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the only Chartered body for health and safety professionals in the world.

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