All persons with work activities related to a confined space including those who:
- perform work in or on confined spaces
- have responsibility for the direct control of work in confined spaces
- are involved in emergency response and first aid procedures
AS/NZS 2865 requires reassessment 'at appropriate intervals'. The industry regards reassessment on a two to three year cycle as good practice.
Why Should They Be Reassessed?
The aim of this reassessment is to ensure all persons working within industries which utilise confined spaces are maintaining their competency. It is designed to reassess the basic skills and knowledge which underpin safe work in confined spaces to ensure the health and safety of all persons in accordance with the current legislative requirements of the Work Health and Safety Act and Regulations and AS/NZS 2865.
Participants are to provide evidence they hold current competencies in confined space entry procedures. These may include competency in the unit Enter and Work in Confined Spaces, or an equivalent course.
What Will They Be Reassessed In?
At the completion of the reassessment participants will have revised:
- appropriate legislative requirements and responsibilities
- identification of the scope of permits to work
- safe use of equipment and personal protective equipment
- working in accordance with, and complete permitted work in a confined space
- application of basic risk management concepts
- entering and controlling confined space work
- observation of permitted work
- concluding confined space operations
- emergency response and equipment requirements
RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces
Optional Units Available
Whilst a risk assessment may indicate that entry into a confined space requires the use of Breathing Apparatus (BA), this reassessment day does not automatically include reassessment in breathing apparatus. This may be added to the reassessment as an optional extra, so please advise if you require reassessment of this unit.
MSAPMOHS216A Operate breathing apparatus
Participant’s competencies will be reassessed through completion of theory and practical exercises. Upon successful completion of the assessments you will be issued with a statement of attainment.
In ensuring safe entry into confined spaces a variety of equipment is used, including equipment for entry and rescue. Wherever possible we prefer to utilise the equipment that will be available to participants upon their return to work. Detailed below are two lists of equipment, being that which is required for the conduct of the course and the equipment which is desirable but not essential. All equipment available for use must be in good condition and have received all checks, inspections and/or tests at the appropriate intervals.
In addition to the above equipment, a relatively non-hazardous confined space will be required for practical application of the skills, demonstration and drills. Please contact us to discuss alternate arrangements if there is any difficulty in providing these facilities and equipment.
Essential Equipment Required
- Sufficient tables and chairs for participants to be seated comfortably for the duration of the training
- Rescue equipment suitable to your operation
- Gas Monitor
- Safety Sign—Confined Space
- Each participant will require safety helmets, work clothing, safety footwear, gloves and eye protection.
Desirable Equipment if Available
- Barricading mesh
- Ventilation fan
- Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) (if optional BA unit is required)
Where the reassessment is conducted outside the immediate Cairns area then additional costs will be applicable. Any air fares, travel, accommodation, meals and materials freight incurred in the provision of this assessment will be on-charged. Mileage will be charged at 80¢ (plus GST) per kilometre and traveling time will be charged at our standard rates. Please contact us for a formal quotation for reassessment courses conducted outside of Cairns.