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Units 18426 and 17599

Units 18426 Hazards of a confined space and 17599 Plan a confined space entry, are the basis of most of the confined space training we deliver and assess.

Each unit is delivered in a one day course combining classroom discussion and demonstration with practical activities that provide realistic experience of working in confined spaces. At both our Timaru and Napier sites we have purpose built confined space ‘playgrounds’ that simulate tanks or silos; open top spaces; hatchways and access pits. We believe this practical emphasis is the key to ensuring trainees leave the course with a sound understanding of how to stay safe when working within a confined space.

We’re also happy to provide training at your site, and work with the specific types of confined space in which you work.

Our support doesn’t stop when the course finishes: our trainers are happy to talk to you about your questions and issues whenever they arise.

We support local industry by hiring out and selling equipment to support safe work.  This includes gas detectors, tripods, airlines, gas suits, and fall arrest equipment.  Our service includes advice from our experts as to the most appropriate equipment for any job.

Unit 18426:

  • permit notification
  • specific control measures for a range of hazards
  • monitoring and testing the confined space atmosphere
  • understanding the duties of all those entering the confined space or acting as safety observer

Unit 17599:

  • identifying the hazards and controls for confined spaces
  • developing an emergency procedure plan for working within the space
  • completing the documentation necessary for entering the confined space

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