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RIIWHS401D Supervise work in confined spaces


What Will You Learn?

This nationally recognised course is aimed at those who are required to supervise work in confined spaces. The course covers hazard identification and risk assessment and implementation of confined space emergency and rescue systems. You will attain the practical application and understanding required to supervise work in confined spaces safely in all industries.

Course Information
2 days
Course Dates
Classroom Based

No scheduled dates are currently available!


Course Content
  • Prepare for the task and develop safe operating procedures
  • Prepare required permits
  • Provide information, instruction, training and supervision
  • Carry out hazard identification and risk assessment and implement effective control measures
  • Determine working at heights requirements
  • Test and maintain processes and controls
  • Select appropriate emergency rescue equipment and liaise with external emergency services agencies
  • Withdraw from the confined space and facilitate return to service activities


All candidates that successfully complete the course will be issued with a statement of attainment and wallet card for RIIWHS401D Supervise Work in Confined Spaces (as shown below). This is a nationally recognized unit of competency. The industry standards recommend retraining every 2 years if you are continuing to work in this field.


Candidate Requirements

  • DTE suggests at a minimum, that participants hold the following or equivalent units of competency: RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces and as an addition RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights, issued within the last 2 years and are currently working in the industry prior to attending this course
  • Must have good verbal and written comprehension of the English language
  • Present photo I.D. on day 1 of the course
  • Must wear long sleeved shirt, long leg pants and steel cap boots
  • Must hold a USI (unique student identifier) number. Click here for further information:


Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Adjustments to training can be made for participants with language, literacy and numeracy issues so that they are not disadvantaged in completing this course. Please inform our office at the time of booking your course if you experience any language, literacy or numeracy issues.


ctfThe Construction Training Fund provides funding support for training of eligible
workers in the construction industry. We acknowledge the support of the
Construction Training Fund in reducing the costs of training for eligible workers.