ECS – Enter Confined Space
Safely Enter Confined Spaces in your Workplace
The purpose of ERGT Australia’s Enter Confined Space (ECS) course is to provide personnel with the skills and knowledge to enter confined spaces as part of their usual work routine under a confined space permit. On completion of the course personnel will be able to safely enter a confined space in accordance with the conditions outlined in an issued permit. Personnel working under a permit to work will be able to understand the system, know the limitations of the permit under which they are working and comply with all the requirements of the confined space permit.
This course is designed for individuals who require safe entry to confined spaces under a work permit and for maintaining safety while working in the confined space. These individuals would typically be required to enter confined spaces for any work related purpose, including maintenance, cleaning, inspections or other reasons.
This course involves 2 units of competency and is delivered and assessed with sequencing to accommodate pre-requisite requirements.
The expected learning outcomes for the Nationally Recognised Training unit MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit are:
- Apply for permit
- Identify the scope of the permit
- Prepare for permitted work
- Work in accordance with an issued permit
- Complete permit to work
Training Standard Pre-requisites
Trainees must be deemed competent in MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit before they can continue on and be assessed in MSMPER205 Enter confined space.
ERGT Required Skills and Knowledge
There are no ERGT required skills and knowledge applicable for this course.
ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge
The trainees should be experienced workers who are in fulltime or part time employment and have completed a vocational level 1 certificate or higher qualification.
They should be able to read, interpret and adhere to company safe working procedures, work permits and other workplace standard operating procedures. They should be able to use computerised equipment, communicate effectively with team members in the workplace and complete standard workplace forms. They should be able to participate in risk assessments to identify hazards and apply controls.
Medical and Health Standards
A medical certificate is not required for this course, however a health questionnaire and declaration of fitness will be required at course registration. Please contact ERGT for any concerns regarding completion of practical training and assessment requirements and to discuss options for reasonable adjustments.
A government issued photo identification and valid USI is required for course registration.
Structure & Assessment
This course is delivered through classroom presentations, activities and participant discussion as well as practical components within a simulated workplace environment using specialised equipment. Trainees will demonstrate their competence through direct observation of practical exercises and written assessment.
In alignment with industry expectations and to ensure ongoing competence and capability ERGT recommends skills maintenance be conducted every 2 years
Authority / Regulator
Nationally Recognised Training is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector.