Confined Space Entry Supervisor

RIIWHS401D – Supervise Work in Confined Spaces



This 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.

Students will attain the practical application and understanding required to supervise work in confined spaces safely in all industries.

  • 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


2 days


  • Saferight requires that participants hold the following or equivalent units of competency RIIWHS202D Confined Space Entry and RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights, issued within the last 2 years and are currently working in the industry prior to attending this course
  • Ability to read, write and understand English
  • Present photo I.D. on arrival
  • Complete a ‘Fitness to Complete Training’ form. The student is required to declare any medical issue that may exclude them from full participation
  • Wear normal work clothing, enclosed footwear and remove all jewellery prior to commencement


On successful completion of this course students will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for RIIWHS401D Supervise Work in Confined Spaces and a wallet sized card.

The Unique Student Identifier (USI) must be supplied and verified prior to issuance.


Your Statement of Attainment does not have an expiry date, however, industry standards recommend retraining every two years.


  • Theory Assessment
  • Practical Assessment


Students will be provided with morning tea and refreshments for all courses run at Saferight.
Saferight has kitchen facilities for people who wish to bring their own lunch or alternatively, there are cafes and lunch bars within close proximity.


On completion of the course, students working in the construction industry may be eligible to apply for a subsidy of up to 80% from the Construction Training Fund. Click here for more information.