Why take the course?

Working in confined and hazardous spaces, we are constantly exposed to serious risks to life and health. Confined spaces can include, for example, wells, sewage sumps or cesspits. Working in such spaces involves a huge risk of accidents. One of them is poisoning or even suffocation as a result of being in a place where there is not enough oxygen or in case of contact with poisonous gases. In order to know how to behave in dangerous situations and how to evacuate such spaces, it is advisable to attend a course on this subject offered by our company. 

Training in evacuation of persons from confined spaces 

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Training sessions discuss the risks that are associated with confined spaces. Techniques for working in confined spaces are also covered. Each trainee learns about the equipment that is necessary to work at height and during evacuation. During the classes, we carry out evacuation drills from confined spaces, which are established according to scenarios with the training organisers.  

Who is the training aimed at? 

The training is designed for employees who work in confined and enclosed spaces, such as tanks, manholes, etc., as well as those with no previous experience or who need to refresh their knowledge. The training is suitable for people with no experience at all, as well as for those who need additional or refresher training. 

Requirements for those wishing to participate in the training  

Our training in evacuating people from confined spaces is quite physically demanding, as participants practise using breathing apparatus. Visually impaired people can also take part, but they are asked to register in advance. To take part in the course you will need: 

  • at least primary education, 
  • coming of age, 
  • CS3 training completed, 
  • a certificate of no medical contraindication that allows us to work at heights above 3 metres and in a space that is restricted.  
trainees at the training

Scope of the course 

Our classes focus not only on giving trainees factual knowledge, but also practical skills. Trainees learn about fall protection equipment and systems that are used during evacuation.   

The theoretical scope of the training includes a variety of training methods that are adapted to teaching adults. During the classes, we use photographs, films and multimedia presentations. The practical part, on the other hand, consists of both individual and group exercises adapted to the participants' skills. 

The framework programme for the course includes knowledge of, among other things: 

  • health and safety regulations that apply to confined spaces and working at heights,  
  • equipment used when working in confined spaces, 
  • tripod handling, 
  • basic rescue techniques, 
  • basic evacuation techniques,  
  • selection of gas detectors, 
  • ways of dealing with dangerous situations. 

Purpose of the training  

Participation in the training course primarily involves acquiring knowledge that will allow the trainees to increase their professional skills when working in confined spaces. It will provide the employee with more employment opportunities in services that are carried out in confined spaces.  


Participants receive a certificate and a badge upon completion of the practical and theoretical parts of the course. These certificates are valid for a period of three years. 

What is an enclosed space? 

An enclosed space is defined as a space having limited openings for entry and exit and in which there is inadequate ventilation. Such spaces are not adequately prepared for the constant presence of workers, making it particularly dangerous to work in them. Confined spaces can be found, for example, in hospitals, schools, shopping centres, construction sites or even city streets, e.g. in the form of sewer manholes. When a space is partially or completely enclosed, and when work in it poses a risk to the health and safety of people, such a space can be called an enclosed space. Some industrial facilities have several confined spaces that need to be entered regularly. Before planning to enter such spaces, it must always be ensured that the person who enters them has been properly trained to do so.  

Use of enclosed spaces 

Examples of industries where confined spaces are frequently used include: 

  • pharmaceutical industry,  
  • beverage production, 
  • food production,  
  • chemical production,  
  • petrochemical industry.  

Potential hazards in working in a confined space 

There are many risks associated with working in a confined space. We can include among others: 

a trainee during an exercise in evacuating people from a confined space
  • risk of fire or explosion,  
  • loss of consciousness, which can occur due to high concentrations of gases such as methane or carbon dioxide, 
  • drowning, which can be caused, for example, by elevated water levels, 
  • fainting, which can result from too little oxygen in the workplace,  
  • suffocation, which can be caused by, for example, the inability to escape from an enclosed space.  

Working in areas such as tanks, sewers and other hazardous spaces is regulated. 

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