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Enter Confined Spaces
MSMPER205 Enter confined Space
MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
MSMPER205 Enter confined Space - This unit of competency is required by persons who are required to enter a confined space, as defined by the Australian Standard AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces, or its authorised update or replacement.
This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required for safe entry to confined spaces under a work permit and for maintaining safety while working in the confined space. The term ‘work permit’ (or ‘permit’) includes all written authorities as defined by AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces . It applies to persons required to enter confined spaces for any purpose, including maintenance, cleaning, inspection or other reasons. Work in/entry to confined spaces shall conform to relevant legislation and AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces, or its authorised update or replacement
Pre-requisite Unit included - MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit - This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to work in accordance with an issued permit. It aims to ensure that people working under a permit to work understand the system, know the limitations of the permit under which they are working and comply with all the requirements of the permit. The people to whom this unit applies may be called 'permit recipients' or 'permit holders' by some organisations. Some organisations call 'permits' 'clearances'.
This unit of competency applies to persons who are required to conduct work activities under the authority of an issued permit to work and within the context and requirements of that permit. This typically applies to all work done by maintenance staff and contractors and also to any other non-process work performed on the plant.
AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces defines a confined space as: 'An enclosed or partially enclosed space that is not intended or designed primarily for human occupancy, within which there is a risk of one or more of the following:
- An oxygen concentration outside the safe oxygen range.
- A concentration of airborne contaminant that may cause impairment, loss of consciousness or asphyxiation.
- A concentration of flammable airborne contaminant that may cause injury from fire or explosion.
- Engulfment in a stored free-flowing solid or a rising level of liquid that may cause suffocation or drowning..
Entry to a confined space is defined by AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces as: 'when a person's head or upper body is within the boundary of the confined space’.
This unit includes:
- Preparing to enter the confined space.
- Checking the preparations against the permit conditions.
- Entering the confined space.
This course provides students the essential skills they require to work within a confined space. Students will learn the skills and knowledge to correctly identify and inspect safety equipment, correctly use a harness, belts and anchor points, fall arrest devices, tripods and their component parts and become familiar with and understand the legislation and relevant Australian Standards. This course is essential for clients who perform any type of work within a confined space. On completion of this course students will be able to identify work area requirements, access the work area, conduct work tasks and clean-up the site in relation to a confined space.
This course is for any person who requires or wishes to learn the skills and knowledge required to perform tasks and activities to be able to work within a confined space on construction sites. Clients are typically construction, warehousing staff with some level of experience within confined spaces that require certification or ongoing refresher training. Typically they will have already been working within the construction industry, having a good understanding of the requirements of working within a confined space and general work requirements, site rules and hazards expected.
Statement of attainment – MSMPER205 Enter confined space & MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit, Photo card Issued.
Competence includes the ability to:
- Access and interpret information relevant to specific tasks (e.g. labels, MSDSs Hazchem signs).
- Access and apply hazard controls.
- Identify changes to conditions which may lead to the permit being revoked before the job is completed.
- Describe and/or explain hazards associated with tasks covered by the permit, types of tests required for the issue of work permits - the types of tests to include, atmospheric/oxygen/ breathability, flammability, toxicity/TWA, temperature, humidity.
- Interpret and respond to gas test/monitoring results/information.
- Identify a change in work conditions, possible new hazards and so the required hazards controls and obtain revalidation of permit.
- Implement hazard controls.
The course uses both theory and practical training to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills required to undertake work within a confined space.
Unit 1. Assess confined space for entry.
- 1.1 Confirm the purpose of the required entry.
- 1.2 Check the documented risk assessment associated with entry to the confined space.
- 1.3 Identify and assess hazards within/around the confined space.
- 1.4 Identify hazard controls and check they are functional and appropriate.
- 1.5 Check the incident/emergency response plan is appropriate to the job.
- 1.6 Rehearse own role in an incident/emergency response.
- 1.7 Confirm and verify that the conditions of the permit reflect the risk assessment.
- 1.8 Ensure the confined space is ready for entry.
Unit 2. Use safety equipment and PPE.
- 2.1 Secure worksite.
- 2.2 Select, fit and wear designated PPE.
- 2.3 Select, test and use required instruments and monitors.
- 2.4 Challenge test atmosphere/atmospheric monitoring instrument if required before entry.
- 2.5 Confirm test/monitoring results show entry is safe.
Unit 3. Work in accordance with confined space requirements.
- 3.1 Enter confined space safely.
- 3.2 Work in compliance with permit requirements.
- 3.3 Arrange re-authorisation/reissue of permits as required.
- 3.4 Complete confined space working documentation.
- 3.5 Maintain communications with all relevant personnel.
- 3.6 Monitor atmosphere within the confined space for as required by the permit.
- 3.7 Monitor environment around the confined space for relevant changes.
- 3.8Take appropriate action if there is a change in risk/work environment.
Unit 4. Conclude confined space operations in accordance with procedures.
- 4.1 Recover, clean, service and store equipment.
- 4.2 Complete required final documentation.
- 4.3 Report any issues.
The entire course uses an animated visual PowerPoint displayed on LCD TV or projector together with a student workbook, handouts for written tasks & self-assessment, course videos and demonstrations with practical exercises.
Student USI Numbers
Note: – All students will require a Unique Student Identifier Number USI.
From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes studying at TAFE or with a private training organisation, completing an apprenticeship or skill set, certificate or diploma course.
A USI gives you access to your online USI account which is made up of ten numbers and letters. It will look something like this: 3AW88YH9U5. A USI account will contain all your nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards. Your results from 2015 will be available in your USI account in 2016. When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results. One of the main benefits of the USI is that you will have easy access to your training records and results throughout your life. You can access your USI account online from a computer, tablet or smart phone anywhere and anytime from this link www.usi.gov.au
- Course Duration: 1 day can be extended if required.
- Prerequisites: All students must be able to understand English.
- Study Documents & additional PPE: Provided on the day.
- Student to Wear: Safety boots, appropriate work gear.
We practice Equal Opportunity Training.
Our learning environment is free of any racial discrimination or harassment. We encourage learning from any ethnic or religious background respect for social and cultural backgrounds, treating all students with respect and dignity.
This course is fully portable, NSW, Sydney and country areas with prior arrangements.
Weekly courses held in my training room & Workplace at 5 / 21 Groves Ave Mulgrave NSW.
Course Provider Information
Registered RTO ID: 91583
Savsply Pty Ltd ABN: 74 108 788 843 t/as – ForkTime
Address: 5 / 21 Groves Ave Mulgrave NSW
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