Confined Spaces Including Safety Observer

Western Australia

Are you working in an industry where you may need to work in a confined space? This course is recognised by industry, including the mining sector.

RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces
MSMPER202 Observe permit work

Course Overview

Working in confined spaces is a highly hazardous activity and is governed by various legislative instruments.

Confined spaces are commonly found in tanks, ducts, flues, chimneys, containers or other similar enclosed or partially enclosed structures. They pose dangers because they are usually not designed to be areas where people work. The hazards are not always obvious and may change with each entry into the confined space.

This course is based on this applicable State legislation to provide you with the skills and knowledge to safely work in confined spaces.

This course also covers the skills and knowledge required to undertake the safety observer role for permits requiring a safety observer. This role may also be called a hole watcher or a fire watcher. Safety observers can stop permit work, but do not have the authority to restart it.

Course Outcomes

  • On completion of the course you will be able to
  • Plan and prepare for working in confined space
  • Work in confined space
  • Exit confined space
  • Control the permit site
  • Take appropriate action for potential incident
  • Complete safety observer role
  • Clean up
  • If successful you will receive a Statement of Attainment and plastic card to keep in your wallet to show competency
  • Industry recommends this course is renewed every two years

Course Duration

This course is one (1) day

Entry Requirements


Entrants will need a level of language, literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to meet the requirements of the course.

Civil Train recommends year 10 school completion or equivalent as a guide to the level required for short course

Delivery & Assessment

This course is delivered and assessed face to face.

There are theory and practical training and assessment components to the course


Public courses are scheduled frequently in Adelaide, Perth and Alice Springs.

Civil Train can come to your worksite to deliver training to a group of employees – please contact the office for a quote

Fees Breakdown

Please refer to our Fees Schedule for current fees and subsidies.

Please refer to our Fees and Refunds Policy for terms and conditions

Personal Protective Equipment

Enclosed, safety footwear, long pants and long-sleeved shirts with hi-vis are required.  Other sites may have other requirements which will be confirmed at the time of booking.  Failure to wear correct PPE may prevent the participant from completing the practical training and/or assessment

Date Time Location Full Fee Cost Enrolling Myself Enrolling Someone Else
9 June 2022 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Perth - 70 Verde Drive, Jandakot $325.00
7 July 2022 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Perth - 70 Verde Drive, Jandakot $325.00
4 August 2022 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Perth - 70 Verde Drive, Jandakot $325.00
1 September 2022 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Perth - 70 Verde Drive, Jandakot $325.00
29 September 2022 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Perth - 70 Verde Drive, Jandakot $325.00
27 October 2022 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Perth - 70 Verde Drive, Jandakot $325.00
24 November 2022 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Perth - 70 Verde Drive, Jandakot $325.00

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