This course is suitable for anyone who works as part of a confined space rescue team or two may be required to perform rescues from confined spaces on a worksite. Note that this course is non-fire sector specific and as such is not suitable for people employed in the emergency services sector.
Why complete this Confined Space Rescue Course?
Section 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic.) requires that employers provide an adequate level of information, instruction, training and supervision to employees to enable them to work safely.
Further guidance is provided by WorkSafe Victoria in the Compliance Code: Confined Spaces 2019 which states “An employer must ensure, in relation to work in a confined space, that the relevant employees are given information, instruction and training in emergency procedures, which may include rescue and first aid procedures in confined spaces”
Additionally, Australian Standard AS2865-2009 Confined spaces states that no person shall enter a confined space unless appropriate and sufficient arrangements have been made for the initiation of emergency response and, where necessary, rescue of persons from the confined space.
Applicants must bring evidence of having already completed a Nationally Accredited confined space entry course including breathing apparatus training (I.e. MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus)