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Confined Space Supervisor

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Confined Space Supervisor


The Supervise Work in a Confined Space course is appropriate for those working in supervisory or technical specialist roles.

WorkSafe Connect has been delivering Confined Space Supervisor training for over 10 years and is one of Queensland’s leading suppliers of Confined Space with Gas Test and Confined Space Refresher courses.

This 2-day Supervise Confined Space training course is designed to ensure that participants have the skills and knowledge required to supervise work in confined spaces.

The program is made up of the following nationally accredited unit of competency:

  • RIIWHS401E – Supervise work in confined spaces

Reviews and testimonials

Very informative course - easy to learn and Jono made everything easy to take in and let everyone demonstrate knowledge.
Morgan T, Townsville

Training was delivered in a logical order with a good practical assessment. Trainer has a good understanding of the content in the course and was able to answer any questions.
Darius M, Townsville

Course Details

Our Confined Space Supervisor course will run participants through areas such as prepare for work, provide information about working in confined spaces, ensure safety and health of others, supervise entry and work, implement confined spaces emergency rescue systems and withdraw from confined spaces and facilitate return to service.

Supervise work in a confined space topics include:

  • Locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates completion of entering and working in confined spaces
  • Obtain appropriate entry permit and instructions for performing work in confined space
  • Interpreting and applying safe work method statements
  • Selecting, wearing and caring for personal protective equipment applicable to all tasks and environment identified
  • Identifying areas that constitute confined spaces
  • Complying with site and equipment safety requirements

Training will be conducted by one of our experienced trainer assessors who have industry currency, strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards.

Practical and theoretical activities drive the training experience to ensure that the training is engaging, interesting and relevant.

WorkSafe Connect is able to offer this course:

  • Face to Face – Public Courses (Brisbane and Townsville)
  • Face to Face – Onsite (at your site / workplace)

If you would like to discuss delivery options in more detail, then please get in contact with us and we would be more than happy to discuss your requirements and options in more detail.

To complete the course, students must successfully complete all assessments which are aligned with the national unit of competency.

All assessments are completed during the course – no assessment activities need to be completed prior to or post the training course.

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competency:

RIIWHS401E – Supervise work in confined spaces

If you have any questions regarding which Confined Space course is most suitable for you then please get in touch with a member of the WorkSafe Connect team today.

Frequently Asked Questions

A confined space training course is designed to provide knowledge of confined space entry hazards and procedures for workers involved in controlling entry and working in a confined space as well as emergency procedures. It also covers gas testing and monitoring along with the permit system and the requirements for working under a permit.

Whether you work in a confined space all the time or only on some occasions, this Confined Space Training course will equip you with the knowledge you need to spot hazards, follow safety instructions and keep yourself and others safe whilst working.

This is a nationally recognised unit of competency and therefore your accreditation does not technically expire.

While there is no legislated requirement set out for the refreshing of this competency the AS2865 requires workers to be reassessed to maintain competency to conduct tasks associated with a confined space.

Industry best practice suggests that this competency should be refreshed once every 2-3 years and we consistently work with clients who require refreshing of this competency at least every 2 years.

WorkSafe Connect offers a 4-hour refresher course.

AS2865 defines a confined space as an enclosed or partially enclosed space that is not designed or intended primarily to be occupied by a person and there is a risk of one or more of:

  • An oxygen concentration outside the safe oxygen range.
  • A concentration of airborne contaminant that may cause impairment, loss of consciousness or asphyxiation.
  • A concentration of flammable airborne contaminant that may cause injury from fire or explosion.
  • Engulfment in a stored free-flowing solid or a rising level of liquid that may cause suffocation or drowning.


The specific requirements for confined spaces may be found in:

  • Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulation 2011 Part 4.3
  • Confined Spaces Code of Practice 2021
  • AS 2865 Confined Spaces

The below link provides guidance on managing the risks associated with confined spaces.