Combined Safety Services


This one day course has been developed to refresh competencies included in the CSS 2 and 3 Day Advanced Confined Space Training Courses.

The course is a mixture of theory and practical components, with a focus on the practical element to ensure ongoing competency.

Units of Competency
Conduct Hazard Analysis MSMWHS201
Issue Work Permits MSMPER300
Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation HLTAID009
Operate Breathing Apparatus MSMWHS216
Gas Test Atmospheres MSMWHS217
Observe Permit Work MSMPER202
Work in Accordance with an Issued Permit MSMPER200
Enter and Work in Confined Spaces RIIWHS202E
Undertake Confined Space Rescue PUASAR025














Course Objectives

  • To equip participants with the knowledge and skills to safely identify hazards, assess risks and identify unacceptable risk, identify, assess and implement risk treatments, and completion of records and reports.
  • To enable participants to conduct pre-inspection tests on breathing apparatus, as well as to safely operate and safely conclude breathing apparatus operations.
  • To equip participants with the knowledge and skills to accurately prepare and control a permit site, as well as taking appropriate action for potential incident/s.
  • To enable participants to identify range & scope of work covered by permit, undertake work strictly in accordance with permit, obtain appropriate sign offs, prepare & control a permit site, as well as taking appropriate action for potential incident/s.
  • Prepare for gas testing, test atmospheres andf maintain equipment in accordance with legislative requirements
  • Provide the knowledge and skills to safely enter and work in confined spaces, avoiding exposure to hazardous substances, flammables or explosive conditions or other health and safety issues.
  • For personnel who issue work permits to understand the permit system, know the limitations of each permit and make decisions regarding the need for and correct use of each permit.
  • To provide participants with the knowledge and skills to safely and accurately respond to an emergency situation, perform CPR and effectively communicate incident details.
  • To enable participants to prepare for confined space rescue operation, assess and manage confined space/trench rescue, determine location and condition of casualties, gain entry to confined space, remove casualties & conclude rescue operations


Refresher Time Frames

  • Please note that MSMWHS216 Operate Breathing Apparatus Training is required to be refreshed annually, as per AS1715:2009 and WHS Regulation 2017.
  • Please note that HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary ResuscitationTraining is required to be refreshed annually, as per SafeWork NSW Code of Practice for “First Aid in the workplace”.


Proof of prior training and successful competency achievement for each individual unit of competency is required upon enrolment. Students will only receive recognition for the units of competency they have been previously awarded. 



Participants will be assessed via written and practical assessments. Those individuals with literacy/numeracy difficulties or physical conditions should speak with the Trainer or office staff to discuss alternative assessment approaches. Participants will be required to undertake physical activity to meet all the assessment criteria to a satisfactory level.


Frequency of Training

Public sessions for this training are held monthly at 37 Crescent Road Waratah NSW 2298. Private sessions can be held for groups of 5 or more.


How to Enrol

To make a booking in one of our upcoming public courses, please refer to the training calendar located on this website. Our existing schedule can be viewed and enrolment forms downloaded from here.

To download the course brochure, enrolment & payment form or the participant information form, click on the date/course you wish to enrol into. Links to each document will appear on your screen; simply use your cursor to select, complete and save the document to your desktop.

All enrolment documentation should be returned to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Fax: 02-4960 9688.

Alternatively, you may contact our training staff directly on 02-4960 9655 to request the appropriate forms.


Onsite Training

We can conduct this training at your facility under the following requirements:

Minimum of five [5] participants Maximum of fourteen [14] participants
Suitable Room for Theory Component Parking Space for CSS Training Truck
Suitable Isolated Area for CPR Training
Note: Travel expenses will be incurred for training held outside of the Newcastle area


Download Advanced Confined Space Refresher Training Brochure