CSTS Designs 5th Mobile Confined Space Training Unit

CSTS developed their first mobile training unit nearly 10 years ago and have now just ordered their 5th Unit.

Prototype confined space mobile training unit

The latest unit will have a multi-landing access and options for traverse along a series of pipe runs.  It will be the 4th CSTS unit approved for Medium and High Risk Assessments.  CSTS also have a small unit approved for Low Risk Assessments.

The popularity of these units has increased significantly since the introduction of the City and Guilds Confined Space competency scheme which requires practical assessments to take place in an area approved directly by City and Guilds.  City and Guilds require......

Low Risk Assessments

  • Not deeper than 3m with an unobstructed vertical lift.
  • Single ladder into a dark chamber.

Medium and High Risk Assessments 

  • Deeper than 3m in 1 or 2 ladders, but requiring fall arrest.
  • Reasonable traverse distance (estimated a 30m).
  • A team of 5 individuals should have the opportunity to spread out within the space. 

More information can be found on the City and Guilds requirements in their 6150 Centre Approval Document.

Each of the 5 CSTS mobile units offers delegates different scenarios including sloping floors, narrow access hatches, sharp bends, multi-landings, davit/tripod access, pipe/duct traverses and simulated tank entries.  Smoke can be introduced and all entries can be carried out in daylight or darkness.

The units can be brought to clients' sites for the duration of a course (1 to 4 days) or can remain in-situ on site for an extended shutdown period or training cycle.

For more information contact Ann Leather on 01925 244144 or aleather@csts.co.uk.