Level 3 Award in Top Person for High Risk Confined Spaces
The CABWI Level 3 Award in Top Person for High Risk Confined Spaces allows learners to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required by those who need to act as a top person for a high risk confined entry operation as part of their job role.
The qualification is designed specifically for those who are undertaking a top person role, and achievement of this Level 3 Award does not prove that a learner is competent to enter and/or work in a confined space.
The content, structure and assessment requirements of the qualification were developed by CABWI Awarding Body, in consultation with representatives of the water and utilities industries and their training and assessment providers.
This award sits in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is regulated by Ofqual.
If the assessment team identifies any queries or issues with the content of the qualification units or the structure, the centre should contact its external quality assurer or the CABWI office in the first instance. The awarding body can then provide advice on the most suitable course of action and consult further with qualification users, employers and/or training providers as necessary.
This qualification may be taken by any learner aged 16 or over, although it is recognised that employers may have different age requirements for their employees who work in confined spaces.
As the qualification involves practical assessment in a confined space environment, centres must ensure that any learner undertaking the qualification is medically fit, in line with current industry requirements. For the water industry, these requirements can be found in the Water UK Occasional Guidance Note (OGN) – The Classification and Management of Confined Space Entries.