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First Aid and Fire Enter and Work in Confined Spaces Training Course

Enter and work in confined spaces

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles undertaking work in confined spaces.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

Performance Evidence Required

Evidence is required to be collected that demonstrates a candidate’s competency in this unit. Evidence must be relevant to the roles within this sector’s work operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria of this unit and include evidence that the candidate:

  • locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures

  • demonstrates completion of entering and working in confined spaces that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including:

    • obtain appropriate entry permit and instructions for performing work in confined space

    • interpreting and applying safe work method statements 

    • apply tagging and lock out

    • selecting, wearing and caring for personal protective equipment applicable to all tasks and environment identified

    • entering the confined space

    • using atmospheric monitoring devices prior to entering the confined space 

    • working in the confined space

    • using atmospheric monitoring devices during confined space activity

    • applying safe materials handling methods

    • exiting the confined space

    • remove tagging and lock out

Knowledge Evidence Required

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of enter and work in confined spaces through:

  • identifying areas that constitute confined spaces

  • complying with site and equipment safety requirements

  • complying with the entry and exit procedures, risks and regulations

  • types of air contaminants and toxic gases

  • identifying the limitations of breathing apparatus 

  • identifying equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations

  • complying with site isolation and site control responsibilities and authorities

  • locations of safety data sheets (SDS) information and application

  • using confined space and Industry terminology

Course Prerequisites

There are no pre requisites for this unit.

Students must be at least 14 years of age at the time of attendance.

Clothing: We suggest that you wear clothing as would expected in the worksite, as the practical nature of the demonstrations and practice may possibly require bending, kneeling and climbing. Steel capped boots and appropriate PPE clothing are recommended.


Learn more about the Australian Government’s competency and assessment requirements for this course at

Course Details

Face to Face:


First Aid and Fire's accredited RIIWHS202D is 4.5 hours in duration and covers both theory and practical elements of safe working in confined space practices.

The course is undertaken at your site.


There is a short multiple choice quiz at the end of the training covering the course theory learnt that day. Students will also be assessed on practical skills as a requirement to pass the course.


A Statement of Attainment in RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces will be issued to the successful participant.

Certificate Validity

The RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces certificate is generally valid for 3 Years. 

Industry recommendations do vary and may require that skills are refreshed more often.

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