City & Guilds Control Entry & Arrangements for Confined Spaces (Top Man) – 6160-04

Who should attend?

This course is for the entry controller/top person who controls entry arrangements for confined spaces without entering them.

Course Aims & Objectives

This course is designed to reflect the national occupation standards for a medium risk related confined space environment. It covers both Water and Non-Water industry areas.

Water: this may include working with potable water, sewage treatment processes, drain and sewer cleaning operations or where the operative is working in or near water or where a Confined Space is subject to surface water flooding.

Non-water: This may include pharmaceutical, petrochemical, asbestos removal, vehicle manufacture and servicing, aeronautical, construction, communications, power, utilities, gas, electrical and mechanical engineering and some elements of work operations in mines, quarries and tunnelling.

Course Outline

  • Implement procedures for teams working in Confined Spaces including work plans, equipment & competent working teams
  • Control safe entry & exit to the confined space including Atmospheric conditions, procedures, records, resolving problems & unsafe activity
  • Monitor the work team to ensure procedures are followed including control access to site & monitoring
  • Control emergency situations including emergency arrangements & recording & reporting
  • Understand health, safety & environment legislation
  • Understand standard protocols for work in confined spaces including classification scheme, risk weighting factors, communication methods, lines of communication & procedures & methods
  • Understand entry controller duties & responsibilities including key requirements, ventilation systems, being vigilant, incidents, effects, decontamination procedures, being safe & secure, documentation & reporting systems for emergencies
  • Understand equipment checks & testing required including standards, actions, safety, escape & emergency equipment & factors


Delegates will be required to complete and pass a practical observation and short answer question paper.  On successful completion of the course candidates will be issued with a photo ID card and a City & Guilds Certificate which is valid for three years.


2 Days


Bury St Edmunds

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