City & Guilds 6160-08 Level 3 Award in Working as a Member of a Rescue and Recovery Team in Confined Spaces

3 days
10 max

The theoretical and practical safety course is mapped to the National Occupational Standards and provides those who are working as a member of a confined spaces rescue and recovery team with an in-depth understanding of their duties.

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Course Objectives

The aim of this training is to reflect the national occupational standard for working as a rescue and recovery team member in confined spaces. This unit covers both water and non-water industry areas.

  • Water: this may include working with potable water, sewage treatment processes, drain and sewer cleaning operations, or where the operative is working in or near water, or where a confined space is subject to surface water flooding.
  • Non-water: this may include pharmaceutical, petrochemical, asbestos removal, vehicle manufacture and servicing, aeronautical, construction, communications, power, utilities, gas, electrical and mechanical engineering, and some elements of work operations in mines, quarries, and tunnelling.

Learning Outcomes

  • Oversee safety checks of the entry and rescue teams prior to commencing work activities
  • Enter and exit confined spaces safely as part of a rescue and recovery team
  • Use equipment and tools safely
  • Follow procedures and work safely as a member of the rescue and recovery team
  • Understand the principles of working as part of a rescue and recovery team
  • Understand standard protocols for working in rescue and recovery teams


Candidates must be able to understand spoken English, interpreters are not allowed in the City & Guilds assessment. Reasonable adjustments can be made where required (example: learning difficulty or challenge).

Candidates must hold an in-date City & Guilds 6160-03 (High Risk) qualification or 6150-03 in order to attend this course.


City & Guilds valid for 3 years

Who Will Benefit?

Managers, Supervisors, safety professionals and/or operatives who work as part of a rescue and recovery team. If you are needing to prepare to carry out emergency activities, enter and exit confined spaces safely, utilise emergency equipment, deploy casualty recovery and handling devices in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications, rescuing and recovering casualties, following procedures, and needing to working safely in confined spaces this course is for you.

Additional Information

Please note: the 6160-08 qualification is often combined with 6160-03 qualification, which can reduce the duration of the training to 2 days. So, taking the must more popular 6160-03 course and then adding the 6160-08 provides two (2) qualifications over 5 days. Splitting these courses out is a 6 day course. Thus, the recommendation to combine the two together (where possible).

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