We are still accepting applications for September 2020 starts.

Our campuses remain closed for the foreseeable future 

Easter Closure and return to study

The College will be closed from Saturday 4th April to Tuesday 14th April (inclusive), there will be no work set for classroom based courses over this normal 2 week holiday period, however we will be returning to remote working on Wednesday 15th April for staff to continue to prepare online learning and resources.

UCC students and Apprentices will return to their online remote learning on Monday 20th April.

Further Education students will return to online remote learning on Wednesday 22nd April. This delay is to allow teaching staff to prepare materials for the next few weeks of online learning on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st April.

Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces in the Water Industry Award

Learn the health and safety procedures needed to reduce the danger involved in working in confined spaces.

This course provides delegates with a complete understanding of the dangers involved with confined spaces. The City & Guilds Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces in the Water Industry Award course will enable delegates to enter, undertake work and exit confined spaces, with the use of full working breathing apparatus and escape sets.

Who is the course for?

The course is for anyone who works in a confined space setting – meaning any place, including any chamber, tank, vat, silo, pit, trench, pipe, sewer, flue, well or other similar space in which, by virtue of its enclosed nature, there arises a reasonably foreseeable specified risk.

Course Content

Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces in the Water Industry Award

By the end of this course you will be able to describe the following:

  • Legislation associated with working in confined spaces
  • Risks associated with confined spaces
  • Roles of the team
  • Safe systems of work methods
  • Pre-entry checks of confined spaces

By the end of this course you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Preparing to work safely in a medium risk confined space
  • Entering and exiting a confined space safely
  • Prepare and use respiratory protective equipment (RPE) for escape purposes and in accordance with the manufacturers specification
  • Use equipment and tools safely following manufacturers instructions
  • Following procedures and working safely
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Using appropriate behaviour
  • Application of relevant knowledge & industry standards
Course Progression

Successful candidates can move onto further training in High Risk and Rescue programmes.

Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces in the Water Industry Award
LevelLevel 2
Duration2 Days
Start DateContact us for dates


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The College reserves the right to update and amend information as and when necessary. Colchester Institute will do its best to provide the courses shown, but may have to modify or withdraw a course depending on customer demand and other factors.