Confined Space Training

This course will help you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and competently plan and enter a confined space.

Meets Worksafe NZ (formerly DoL) Best Practice Guidance Notes for Working in a Confined Space Including ASNZ Standard 2865:2001

  • Credit Value:
  • Location:
    Auckland, Christchurch, Greymouth, Westport and approved temporary sites
  • Method of Study:
    Short course
  • Total Duration:
    2 days
  • Start Date:
    Multiple intakes per year

Core elements

  • Identifying hazards associated with confined spaces and selecting and establishing controls
  • Atmosphere and gas testing equipment, use and records
  • Selecting using and maintaining associated safety equipment
  • Emergency plans and rescue techniques

Unit Standards

Includes assessment and registration of credits for Unit Standards:

  • US 17599: Plan a confined space entry
  • US 25510: Operate an atmospheric testing device to determine a suitable atmosphere exists to work safely
  • US 18426: Demonstrate knowledge of hazards associated with confined space. Minimum requirement for working in confined space – Worksafe NZ Best Practice Guidelines

Entry Criteria

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5.
  • Experience in a workplace with work procedures for confined spaces.
  • Must be physically fit and capable of entering crawl spaces.

Note: Some courses within this programme require specific levels of physical ability and aptitude for working in confined space.

We also offer the 1–day Confined Space Refresher course, recommended every 2 years.


This is a Safety Sensitive Programme