Safe Working in Confined Spaces 1 (SWCS1)

The Safe Working In Confined Space 1 - Horizontal Entry (SWCS1) course provides insight into the potential hazards and risks of entering confined spaces, and the applicable legislation in this area. The course covers safe systems of work for horizontal entry into low and medium risk confined spaces, and core skills such as air monitoring. 

Contact hours

6 hours (1 day)



  • Minimum age: 18


Course standard

Rescue 3 Europe SWCS1 standard (PDF)

The course standards are provided as pre- and post-course reference for people involved in the delivery of Rescue 3 courses (eg Rescue 3 training providers, instructors and students). They are not to be used for any other purpose without the express written permission of Rescue 3 Europe.


Learning outcomes and key teaching points for instructors

Rescue 3 Europe SWCS1 learning outcomes and key teaching points for instructors (PDF)


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Student manual PDF download:

SWCS manual - English (en) 

SWCS manual - Dutch (nl)



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