Enter and work in confined spaces

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver RIIOHS202A, 'Enter and work in confined spaces'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Enter and work in confined spaces' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare for entering and working in confined spaces

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to entering and working in confined spaces

1.2. Obtain, confirm and apply work instructions relevant to the allotted task

1.3. Obtain, confirm and apply safety requirements relevant to the allotted task

1.4. Obtained authorisation (entry permit) to enter the confined space is in accordance with regulatory requirements

1.5. Confirm the emergency response procedure is with the stand-by person

1.6. Identify, obtain and implement signage and barrier requirements as required by the project plan

1.7. Select tools and equipment to carry out tasks that are consistent with the requirements of the job and check them for serviceability and rectify or report any faults

1.8. Identify, confirm and apply to the allotted task the environmental protection requirements from the project environmental management plan

1.9. Position rescue equipment as required by the entry permit close to the point of entry

2. Enter and work in the confined space

2.1. Gain access to the confined space

2.2. Ensure that the atmosphere is tested and monitored for harmful elements in accordance with procedures

2.3. Apply tagging and lock-out procedures as required

2.4. Enter the confined space according to agreed procedure

2.5. Maintain communication with the stand-by person

2.6. Comply with entry permit requirements while carrying out designated work in confined space

2.7. Monitor and adhere to allocated entry time

3. Exit confined space

3.1. Exit confined space according to agreed procedure

3.2. Recover tools, equipment and materials from the confined space

3.3. Conduct inspection of the confined space

3.4. Secure access according to site procedures

3.5. Remove tagging and lock-out according to site procedures

3.6. Complete confined space entry permit

4. Clean up

4.1. Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials in accordance with project environmental management plan

4.2. Clean, check, maintain and store tools and equipment in accordance recommendations and standard work practices

4.3. Remove, clean and store barriers and signs

Qualifications and Skillsets

RIIOHS202A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC32011 - Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery
  • CPC31711 - Certificate III in Low Rise Structural Framing
  • CPC30411 - Certificate III in Demolition
  • CPC31111 - Certificate III in Steelfixing
  • CPC30211 - Certificate III in Carpentry
  • CPC20311 - Certificate II in Steelfixing
  • CPC31511 - Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework
  • CPC20111 - Certificate II in Construction
  • UET20511 - Certificate II in National Broadband Network Cabling (Electricity Supply Industry Assets)
  • AHC33311 - Certificate III in Feedlot Operations
  • TLI31910 - Certificate III in Mechanical Rail Signalling