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Element Safety Ltd are experienced providers of Confined Space Training based in Sheffield. We’ve been providing training in Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster and the whole of the UK.

What makes us different to other confined space training providers?

All our safety team members and instructors have years of experience in rescue work with emergency services.

What is a Confined Space?

The boring longer legal definition is at the bottom of the page.

We have two questions to help you identify if you have a ‘confined space’ and if you, and your team, require training.

Is the space fully or partially enclosed? AND, Does it have any of the 5 specified risks?

If you’re interested in any of our courses, then please get in touch.

If you have answered ‘YES’ to both of those questions, your space is confined, and you and your team require Confined Space Training.

We provide a number of different level confined space courses, which are split into a number of categories:


Confined space classification flow chart

Unsure which level of confined space?

This easy guide will help you.

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You are not going to enter… but you need to know what a confined space is so you can manage or avoid it!

Confined Space Training
Confined space awareness

What a confined space and how to avoid it?

confined space manager training
Confined space manager

The team need to enter, do you know how to look after them?

For more information on any of our Non-Entry courses, please get in touch.


You know what a confined space is, but… there is no option, you need to enter in order undertake do your task.

Confined Space Training Low Risk Entry
Low risk confined space entry and Supervision

A short distance into a simple space.

Confined Space Training Medium Risk
Medium risk confined Space Entry and Supervision

Further, more complex and needs an escape breathing apparatus in an emergency.

Confined Space Training High Risk
High Risk Confined Space Entry and Supervision

Entry has serious issues, ventilation problems and ANY of the specified risks cannot be managed.

For more information on any of our Entry courses, please get in touch.


The confined space has some issues and has a good chance that if things go wrong, a rescue team will be needed to help!

Confined Space Rescue Non BA
Rescue from confined spaces - non-ba

Assisting an incident, not breathing air related.

Confined Space Rescue BA
Rescue from confined spaces - ba

Breathable air problem, immediate assistance is required.

For more information on any of our Rescue courses, please get in touch.

Is the space fully or partially enclosed?


Does it have any of the 5 specified risks?

If you answered ‘NO’ to the two questions, you may still need to adopt some good practices when working in your space.

Despite your answer – you need to ask the “what if…?” question(s).

If the team need immediate help, you may need to plan, train and equip your personnel to rescue their colleagues in an emergency.

Element Safety can provide everything you need to comply with the regulations and keep you, and your team, safe.

Confined Space Definition [The boring bit]

A confined space can be any place of an enclosed nature where there is a risk of death or serious injury from hazardous substances or dangerous conditions.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 state:

“You must carry out a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risk for all work activities for the purpose of deciding what measures are necessary for safety”.

If the assessment identifies there is a risk of death or serious injury resulting from work in a confined space, then you must adhere to the Confined Space Regulations 1997. These regulations state that you should try to avoid entry to the confined space, however,

“If entry to a confined space is unavoidable, follow a safe system of work; and put in place adequate emergency arrangements before the work starts”.

The team at Element Safety are here to support you with your confined space training needs. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you would like to discuss your requirements or follow the links on the attached pages to allow us to get in touch with you.


Advice, assistance with managing your entry and rescue teams, tips and support



Need height, 1st Aid or Manual handling training to support your team?

Need Awareness or Manager training to help you and the rest of the confined space team?


further resources

Further Resources, Blogs & Videos

Just extras which may help!


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In addition to the training, you need the right equipment for entry, supervision and rescue.

We sell individual items, kits as well as build bespoke packs.


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