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Authorised Person Confined Spaces (Commercial) (APCS)

£1,155 + VAT
4 Days
York,   Slough and On-site.
Course Overview
This City & Guilds accredited course has been developed to follow the advice outlined in the Safe Work in Confined Spaces, Confined Spaces Regulations 1997, Approved Code of Practice, Regulations and Guidance L101, JSP375, Volume 3 Chapter 6 and Procedures for Confined Spaces.
Who is This Course For?
This is aimed at those who have been selected for training to become an Authorised Person (Confined Spaces) with responsibilities to implement, manage and control all aspects of confined space operations ensuring that a safe system of work is in place prior to any confined space activities being permitted.
Start Date End Date Location Price (Ex. Vat)
Mon, 5th September 2022 Thu, 8th September 2022 Slough £1155
Mon, 12th September 2022 Thu, 15th September 2022 York £1155
Mon, 3rd October 2022 Thu, 6th October 2022 Slough £1155
Mon, 10th October 2022 Thu, 13th October 2022 York £1155
Mon, 7th November 2022 Thu, 10th November 2022 Slough £1155
Mon, 14th November 2022 Thu, 17th November 2022 York £1155
Mon, 5th December 2022 Thu, 8th December 2022 Slough £1155
Mon, 12th December 2022 Thu, 15th December 2022 York £1155
Mon, 23rd January 2023 Thu, 26th January 2023 York £1170
Mon, 30th January 2023 Thu, 2nd February 2023 Slough £1170
Mon, 20th February 2023 Thu, 23rd February 2023 York £1170
Mon, 20th March 2023 Thu, 23rd March 2023 York £1170
Mon, 27th March 2023 Thu, 30th March 2023 Slough £1170
Mon, 24th April 2023 Thu, 27th April 2023 Slough £1170
Mon, 15th May 2023 Thu, 18th May 2023 Slough £1170
Mon, 22nd May 2023 Thu, 25th May 2023 York £1170
Mon, 19th June 2023 Thu, 22nd June 2023 York £1170
Mon, 26th June 2023 Thu, 29th June 2023 Slough £1170

Day Morning Afternoon
  • Course Introduction
  • Health and Safety Legislation and Confined Spaces Regulations
  • Hazards Associated with Confined Spaces
  • Identifying Confined Spaces
  • Working in Confined Spaces
  • Emergency Arrangements
  • Introduction to JSP375 Chapter 6
  • Application of Chapter 6 including Roles and Duties of Appointed Personnel
  • Management Arrangements
  • Training Requirements
  • Introduction to Confined Space PPE, Plant and Equipment
  • Practical Confined Space Vertical Entry Exercise using Tripod, Winch and Escape Breathing Apparatus (EBA)
  • Overview of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
  • Risk Assessment Exercise
  • Entry Procedures, Standing Instruction Worked Example
  • Entry Procedures Safety Programme and Permit To Work Worked Example
  • APCS Chapter 6 Familiarisation Exercise
  • APCSR Technical and Procedural Questions
  • APCS - Safety Programme Practice Scenario
  • APCSR - Safety Programme Assessment Scenario
  • APCSR Feedback and Dispersal
  • Assessment and Appointment of Authorised Persons (APs)
  • Auditing and Monitoring
  • Technical and Procedural Question Paper
  • Safety Programme Assessment Scenario
  • Safety Programme Assessment Scenario Continued
  • APCS Feedback and Dispersal
  • The current Health & Safety legislation in respect to confined spaces
  • Gain an understanding of safe systems of work and complete safety documentation including Permits to Work
  • Understand the minimum safety equipment requirements and procedures utilised for safe entry and egress
  • Have an awareness for the responsibilities for individuals within the work team, training and fitness requirements
  • Understand the actions and reporting procedures needed in respect to response to emergencies
  • You will carry out a practical entry into confined spaces using escape breathing apparatus (EBA)
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have the following:
You will require PPE including boots, overalls and hard hat
Self-certification for entry into confined spaces and wearing breathing apparatus will need to be completed on the course
Course Training Team


Ashley Morpeth

Senior CS/WaH Training Consultant

Ashley is a highly experienced Senior Confined Space/Working at Height Training Consultant. Prior to joining the company in January 2020, Ashley gained his experience through a wide variety of positions within the industry, initially taking on a role as an Air Conditioning Engineer; for which he covered the installation and maintenance of these systems, before moving on to working around Europe as a Rope Access Technician and then through to the training and Authorising Engineer positions which he now holds. Ashley qualified as a Rope Access Technician through an IRATA Technician level 1 course in 2009, and from here he began to work on a self-employed basis for a range of large companies through until to 2015. In this role Ashley provided rescue cover, risk assessments, rigging and hands on working, all in a Working at Height capacity. He has since obtained the IRATA level 2 and Supervisor Technician qualifications and has progressed into teaching. Since 2015 Ashley has been involved in the training industry, and during his previous job he progressed through from a Senior Training Consultant to a Training Manager. He also spent some time providing Authorising Engineer and Authorised Person duties to clients, as well as developing and auditing Safe Systems of Work. Ashley taught a wide range of courses within his previous role; however, he was predominantly responsible for the Working at Height and Confined Space training courses.

Customer Questions

Q: What are RAMS?
A: RAMS covers Risk Assessments Method Statements
Q: What is an Authorised Person?
A: An Authorised Person is defined as someone who has been formally authorised in writing to undertake a role.
Q: Do I need to be clean-shaven for this course?
A: This course is not an entrants course and you won’t be entering an actual confined space. Your practical exercise is for familiarisation only.
Q: Do I need a medical certification to join this course?
A: This course is not an entrants course and you won’t be entering an actual confined space. Your practical exercise is for familiarisation only.
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