Confined Space Rescue

This course provide students with the skills to be able to competently carry out rescues in confined spaces.


A Confined Space Rescue certificate will be issued on successful completion of this course.

Unit Standard: 14562 L4 C6 V5

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • Understanding the hazards of confined space.
  • Job hazard analysis.
  • Ability to identify and control the hazards associated with confined space rescue.
  • Communication within a confined space.
  • Knowledge of rescue equipment and its application.
  • Safely carry out a confined space rescue.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements for safe working practices in confined spaces.
  • Select and operate equipment for rescues from confined spaces.
  • Carry out specialised rescues in confined spaces.
  • Recommission confined space equipment and complete reports.

Course structure

The course is a combination of theoretical and practical sessions. Students are assessed continuously during the course.


Wear and operate breathing apparatus US 3272 and evidence of annual BA wearing.

A current first aid of US 6402 and US 6401 is required.

Evidence of the below must be provided.

  • US 23229 Use safety harness system when working at height(or equivalent)
  • US 18426 Demonstrate knowledge of hazards associated with confined spaces, and 17599 Plan a confined space (or equivalent).
  • US 25510 Operate an atmospheric testing device to determine a suitable atmosphere exists to work safety or 3058 Demonstrate knowledge of gas testing, and perform gas tests in an energy and chemical plant (or equivalent).

Participants are required to sign a medical declaration that they are in good health (have no medical, physical or psychological conditions that would affect their ability to succeed in this training) OR provide a current (less than 6 months old) medical certificate.

Assessment process

Theory assessment followed by practical assessment which takes place when student is ready/has shown that they can perform all tasks required. The practical consists of at least two scenarios involving locating and rescuing a casualty from a confined space and provision of first aid to prevent further injury/trauma.


To maintain current competency, it is recommended that refresher training occurs regularly. Depending on the industry you work in this may vary. Current Wood Training recommendation is every two years.

Items to bring

  • Photo ID.
  • Comfortable clothing suitable for participating in practical exercises.
  • Socks
  • Safety boots.
  • Water bottle.
  • Change of clothes and towel for available shower.


A current MEDICAL is MANDATORY prior to course commencement.

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Course Length

2 Days


Emergency Response Training Centre, Bell Block


$895 + GST per person

Group rates available

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Meet The Trainers

Ryan Moss

Ryan Moss

Ryan Moss

Coming from a business background, Ryan worked in the offshore industry before moving onshore to pursue a career as a fire and marine trainer. He has Emergency Care, Fire and Rescue qualifications as well as in the areas of Adult Education and Training. Ryan volunteers his time to work with St John Ambulance as an ambulance officer and as a senior fire fighter with Fire Emergency New Zealand. Ryan stands out as a well-rounded emergency response professional with experience across multiple areas.


Great course. Top Tutors.


Well organised quality experienced instructor.

Dickson Gray Electrical

Very useful course and information.


I really enjoyed this day the tutor was knowledgeable, the rest of the students were helpful and I learnt so much I recommend this course to all these that need up-skilling. Thank you.

William Simpson

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