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Confined Spaces


The Confined Spaces scheme records certifications of individuals that provides industry and individual employers with assurance of the level of technical competence achieved by individuals who enter, supervise or manage work in low, medium or high risk confined spaces.

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About the Scheme

The Confined Spaces scheme is an evidence-based skills scheme that provides industry and individual employers with assurance of the level of technical competence achieved by individuals who enter, supervise or manage work in low, medium or high risk confined spaces.

A confined space is any space of an enclosed nature which can be dangerous because of the associated hazards and risks from noxious fumes, reduced oxygen levels, flooding or a risk of fire.

Anyone working in confined spaces requires specialist knowledge and skills to be able to work competently and safely.

A range of regulated vocational qualifications are available through awarding bodies and training providers which have been developed using the national occupational standards, are supported by the Health & Safety Executive and are based on the appropriate roles and/or risk levels.  These qualifications may reference the Water UK Occasional Guidance Note (OGN) and also align to the National Classifications (NC) of confined spaces for the water industry.


Registration Categories

The following registration categories are available for Confined Spaces:

EUSR Registration Title and NOSOld QualificationNotesNew QualificationNotes
Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces (EUSC01)C&G Level 2 Award in Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces (6150-51)Last registration date: 31/12/2021C&G Level 2 Award in Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces (6160-01)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
C&G Level 2 Award in Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces: Water (6150-01)Last certification date: 31/12/2023C&G Level 2 Award in Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces (6160-01)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
CABWI Level 2 Award in Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces (601/2975/X)Last certification date: 30/06/2021CABWI Level 2 Award in Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces (603/7490/1)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
SQA Level 2 Award for Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces (601/6036/6)
NOCN Level 2 Award in Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces (603/7743/4)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces – (EUSCS02C&G Level 2 Award in Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Man) (Entrant) (6150-52)Last registration date: 31/12/2021C&G Level 2 Award in Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Man) (Entrant) (6160-02)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
C&G Level 2 Award in Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Man) (Entrant): Water (6150-02)Last registration date: 31/12/2021C&G Level 2 Award in Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Man) (Entrant) (6160-02)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
CABWI Level 2 Award in Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (601/2995/5)Last certification date: 30/06/2021CABWI Level 2 Award in Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (603/7491/3)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
SQA Level 2 Award for Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (601/6037/8)
NOCN Level 2 Award in Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (603/7744/6)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
Working in High Risk Confined Spaces – (EUSCS03)C&G Level 2 Award in Working in High Risk Confined Spaces (6150-53)Last registration date: 31/12/2021C&G Level 2 Award in Working in High Risk Confined Spaces (6160-03)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
C&G Level 2 Award in Working on Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Man) (Non–Entrant): Water (6150-06)Last registration date: 31/12/2021C&G Level 2 Award in Working in High Risk Confined Spaces (6160-03)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
CABWI Level 2 Award in Working in High Risk Confined Spaces (601/2993/1)Last certification date: 30/06/2021CABWI Level 2 Award in Working in High Risk Confined Spaces (603/7492/5)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
SQA Level 2 Award for Working in High Risk Confined Spaces (601/6038/X)
NOCN Level 2 Award in Working in High Risk Confined Spaces (603/7746/X)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
Top Person – Non-Entrant for Medium Risk Confined Spaces – (EUSCS04)C&G Level 2 Award in Working on Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Man) (Non–Entrant): Water (6150-06)Last registration date: 31/12/2021C&G Level 3 Award in Control Entry and Arrangements for Confined Spaces (6160-04)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
C&G Level 2 Award in Working on Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Man) (Non–Entrant) (6150-56)Last registration date: 31/12/2021C&G Level 3 Award in Control Entry and Arrangements for Confined Spaces (6160-04) Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
CABWI Level 2 Award in Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Person) (Non–Entrant) (601/2994/3)Still available to learnersCABWI Level 2 Award in Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Person) (Non–Entrant) (603/7674/0)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
Top Person for High Risk Confined Spaces – (EUSCS05)C&G Level 3 Award in Top Man/Person for High Risk Confined Spaces (6150-54)Last registration date: 31/12/2021C&G Level 3 Award in Supervising Teams Undertaking Work in Confined Spaces (6160-05)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
C&G Level 3 Award in Top Man/Person for High Risk Confined Spaces: Water (6150-14)Last registration date: 31/12/2021C&G Level 3 Award in Supervising Teams Undertaking Work in Confined Spaces (6160-05) Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
CABWI Level 3 Award in Top Person for High Risk Confined Spaces (601/2997/9)Still available to learnersCABWI Level 3 Award Top Person for High Risk Confined Spaces (603/7678/8)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
Emergency Rescue and Recovery of casualties from confined spaces – (EUSCS07 and EUSCS08)C&G Level 3 Award in Emergency Rescue and Recovery of Casualties from Confined Spaces (6150-55)Last registration date: 31/12/2021C&G Level 3 Award in Direct Emergency Rescue and Recovery of Casualties from Confined Spaces (6160-07)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
C&G Level 3 Award in Emergency Rescue and Recovery of Casualties from Confined Spaces: Water (6150-05)Last registration date: 31/12/2021C&G Level 3 Award in Working as a Member of a Rescue and Recovery Team in Confined Spaces (6160-08)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
CABWI Level 3 Award in Emergency Rescue and Recovery of Casualties from Confined Spaces (601/2996/7)Last certification date: 30/06/2021CABWI Level 3 Award in Emergency Rescue and Recovery of Casualties from Confined Spaces (603/7489/5)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS
Managing Work in Confined Spaces – (EUSCS06)City & Guilds Level 5 Award in Manage Work in Confined Spaces (6150-61)Last registration date: 31/12/2021City & Guilds Level 4 Award in Plan, Manage and Review Legislative and Safety Compliance for Work in Confined Spaces (6160-06)Mapped to OGN, NC and NOS

The EUSR registration will reflect the appropriate registration category.

Last registration date – is the final date that individuals can be registered with the Awarding Organisation to undertake the qualification.

Last certification date – is the final date that individuals may be certificated for that qualification by the Awarding Organisation.


EUSR Registration

Registration on EUSR for the Confined Spaces scheme is based upon the completion of an appropriate regulated vocational qualification or an Energy & Utility Skills Approved Training Programme.

Evidence for Registration on EUSR is required, a copy of the certificate and a photograph must be submitted and verified.

Registration is valid for three years, after which re-registration is required.


EUSR Re-Registration

Registration renewal is required after 3 years and is dependent upon you being able to demonstrate continued competence, which can be evidenced through one of two ways:

  1. Re-taking of the original qualification, or another qualifying qualification
  2. Passing an Energy & Utility Skills Approved Training Programme – which is mapped to the same standards as the qualification

Find Out More

If you have any queries relating to EUSR or the evidence requirements for any of our schemes or programmes, please contact the EUSR Support team. We are available Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 5.00pm via email eusr@euskills.co.uk or tel: 0121 745 1310.

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If you have any queries relating to EUSR or the evidence requirements for any of our schemes or programmes, please contact the EUSR Support team. We are available Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 5.00pm via email eusr@euskills.co.uk or tel: 0121 745 1310.