Plan a Confined Space Entry – Refresher

This course provide students with an update on good practice for confined space and opportunity to demonstrate continued competency in planning for confined space entry.


A Plan a Confined Space Entry Refresher certificate will be issued on successful completion of this course.

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • Risk management.
  • Confined space hazards and controls.
  • Pre entry testing.
  • Responsibilities of entrants and safety observer.
  • Emergency procedures.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Confined space hazards and controls to manage those hazards
  • Exposure limits.
  • Key role responsibilities.
  • Emergency planning.
  • Confined space entry documentation.

Course structure

The course is theoretical. Students are assessed continuously during the course.

Course prerequisites

Student must already hold Unit Standard 18426 and 17599 or a documented equivalent that is deemed acceptable by Wood Training.

Assessment process

Theory assessment which takes place when the student is ready. This include planning for a confined space entry scenario by completing a permit to work, JSA and rescue plan.


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.
  • Covered-in footwear.
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Course Length

Half Day


Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth

or at customer premises.


$245 + GST per person

Group rates available

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Meet The Trainers

John Williams

John Williams

John Williams

A safety conscious individual, John provides the bridge between training, assessing and employment on many of Taranaki’s oil and gas sites. Holding health and safety roles throughout the region and a passion for hazard identification and confined space entry, John is a well-known trainer and on the job assessor throughout the Taranaki region. John has numerous years of experience in training and his knowledge sees him as a valuable trainer due to his breath of knowledge and practical take on training.

Malcolm White

Malcolm White

Malcolm White

Consultant, Training Facilitator and company director, Mal has a history of work in the oil and gas sector, process operation and hazard management.  He has extensive experience in many roles in the workforce and brings authentic experience to the training situation.  With a background in physics, chemistry, statistics and human anatomy he knows his subject matter well, and this knowledge and experience comes to the fore in his training and delivery.

Stephen Ritson

Stephen Ritson

Stephen Ritson

Steve’s background includes serving with the Royal Marines Commando, a teacher of Art and Design, Fire Fighter (NZFS), Ship Security Officer maintaining security. His personal passion lies with mountaineering and climbing, bringing valuable rope skills and rescue to the Industrial rope access industry. Steve has a strong understanding of teams working under high pressure in high hazard and high stress environments. He holds a postgraduate Certificate in Education as well as qualifications in Training, Assessment, Rope Access and Occupation and Health and Safety.


Great course, easy to understand and well communicated.

Damian Knapion - Fitzroy engineering

Eye opening course, knowledgeable.

Shane Mokaraka - Crow

Enjoyed course. Tutor was very informative and obviously very experienced.

Michael Moore - Fitzroy Engineering

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