Raising Awareness Through Confined Space Training

Michael Millward, a thermal engineer for SSI, recently attended a confined space training course with PASS and was full of praise for the facilities, the quality of training and the overall experience provided.

Attending our confined space awareness course in Stockton-On-Tees, Michael was taught about the laws and legislation of confined spaces, the importance of using gas detection and breathing apparatus and completed a practical exercise in entering a confined space safely. Upon completion of the course Michael thoroughly recommended PASS as a training provider, particularly praising our tutor, Andy Richford, for his dynamic and interesting training.

“It was a great experience,” said Michael, “It really opened my eyes to how dangerous confined spaces can be.”

Confined spaces can be extremely dangerous environments should the people in them not be adequately trained in entering, working and exiting safely. Confined space training is recommended for all staff working with and around confined spaces to raise awareness and safety in the workplace.

Michael plans to use his new knowledge to work safely in confined spaces in a windmill farm and feels that he now has the practical knowledge and skills to safely enter and exit a space.

During the training Michael worked closely with Andy to work correctly with the equipment provided, using breathing apparatus and other equipment to enter our confined space setup safely.

“The course was put across extremely well.” said Michael, “Andy clearly showed what happens and what to expect in confined spaces and the quality of the confined space training setup was excellent.”

Andy Richford, PASS training manager, is always quick to tell people about the importance of confined spaces.

“People don’t realise how much there is to confined spaces – Michael is just one of countless people we’ve trained who have been surprised by what is involved with confined space safety.” said Andy. “At PASS we’re lucky enough to have all the equipment and practical environments to provide training that isn’t just classroom based – we make sure our candidates get to try the equipment and teach them all of the theory necessary to be safe in confined spaces.

“It’s great to work with genuinely enthusiastic candidates who want to learn more about confined spaces and we will continue to raise awareness about confined space dangers through our range of training courses.

“We also deliver at clients sites, but Michael is testament to why a great practical facility really supports a good, all-round confined spaces training.”

Mark has now gained a full certificate Attendance of Confined Space Awareness including the Use of Escape Set Breathing Apparatus and can use his new knowledge to expand the work he can carry out on a daily basis.

For more information on PASS’ range of confined space training courses, please get in touch with us by phone or view more information on our Confined Space Training Course page.

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