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Authorised Person Confined Spaces (APCS)

£1,095 + 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.
Day Morning Afternoon
One
  • Course Introduction
  • Health and Safety Legislation and Confined Spaces Regulations
  • Hazards Associated with Confined Spaces
  • Identifying Confined Spaces
  • Working in Confined Spaces
  • Emergency Arrangements
Two
  • 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)
Three
  • 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
Four
  • 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) and self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have the following:
Medical Fitness documentation (alternatively self certification can be completed on the course). Delegates have the option to bring their own PPE, however this can be provided on the course.

Course Training Team

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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.

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Upcoming Course Dates
York
Monday, 21st September 2020
End date: Thursday, 24th September 2020
Slough
Monday, 12th October 2020
End date: Thursday, 15th October 2020
York
Monday, 2nd November 2020
End date: Thursday, 5th November 2020


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