What is the entry into enclosed spaces course?

The Entry into Enclosed Spaces course is MCA approved and aims to provide the necessary knowledge and information for those designated to enter into and carry out work in enclosed spaces onboard merchant vessels.  The course enables you to meet the training requirements set out in The Merchant Shipping Regulations, the IMO Resolution “Recommendations for Entering Enclosed Spaces Aboard Ships” and the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seaman.

This course is a critical health and safety component when working aboard a ship and with a practical and fun delivery you will not only be competent, but you will feel confident with having gained experience.

This one day course is a combination of both theory and practical sessions

This course contains some exercises that are physically demanding. Any candidate unsure of their fitness for such activities should consult their doctor.

 Course content

The Entry into Enclosed Spaces course is delivered by experienced instructors within a specialist training centre.  The course includes:

  • Recognising potential dangerous enclosed spaces on board a vessel
  • Completing a typical enclosed space entry Permit to Work
  • The skills to carry out safe testing of an atmosphere prior to enclosed space entry using industry tested equipment
  • Knowledge of the maintenance, testing and calibration requirements of this industry equipment
  • The ability and confidence to carry out a safe enclosed space entry
  • The ability to carry out self rescue from an enclosed space
  • The ability to carry out a safety attendant role


(6 customer reviews)

Additional information

Course dates

21st March 2024, 17th April 2024, 23rd May 2024

6 reviews for Enclosed Space Training – Medium Risk

  1. S Brown

    The course was presented very well, practical excellent, I’m leaving with confidence and knowledge of enclosed space entry.

  2. A.B

    Very good, I am very happy, SWMA is the place to do good courses.

  3. D Goodrum

    A very competent course, instructor had lots of knowledge.

  4. M Higgins

    A very thorough course!

  5. B Fawcett

    Very useful course

  6. R McMullen

    An excellent course, the instructor has excellent knowledge, very professional, friendly and approachable, he made it an interesting course and answered all my questions.

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