City & Guilds 6150-06/56 – Medium Risk (Top Man) Confined Space Course

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Candidates will learn how to classify a confined space, inform staff of responsibilities and much more on this non-entry course. Ideal for managers and supervisors from any industry.

When booking please state if you require the City & Guilds 6150-06 (Water), or the City & Guilds 6150-56 (Non-Water). Both courses cover the same content, but learners sit a different exam at the end.


3 Day

Course Description

Please note that this course will not require the candidate to enter a confined space.

Centered around medium-risk confined spaces, this City and Guilds accredited training course is made to give those in a top man role the knowledge to safely manage a team of confined space professionals.

The course focuses on the development of the knowledge and skills of the top man role with a focus on reviewing and understanding risk assessments within confined spaces, the difference between the classification of confined spaces, informing staff of their responsibilities, establishing a safe zone, ensuring correct communication facilities are in place, performing gas monitoring and reacting to emergency situations.

This course is suitable for absolutely anyone involved in a top man role within an organisation regardless of industry type.

Course Content

This course covers the following modules related to medium-risk confined spaces:

  • Receiving a task for confined space work
  • Organising a safety zone around the space
  • Confirming risk assessment and safe working systems
  • Controlling the entry and exits of confined spaces
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Confined space classification
  • Assemble, inform and deploy staff to tasks
  • Establishing onsite and offsite communication
  • Opening and confirming the confined space risk level
  • Performing gas monitoring checks
  • Recovering workers from the space safely and closing it safely
  • Hygiene procedures
  • Emergency situations
All modules are within the principles set out by the National Occupational Standards.


This course is assessed through both a practical and written test.


Candidates for this course must have completed at least one of the following courses:

  • City & Guilds 6150-02/52 Medium Risk Confined Space

Certificate(s) Gained

Upon completion of this course delegates will receive a Level 2 Award in Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Man) (Non-Entrant) (6150-06/56).

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