Lesson series (LES002)

Enclosed Space Fatality

This course is designed to provide seafarers with an understanding of the hazards associated with working in confined spaces onboard a ship
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Course Information


This is an information & Awareness Course


A stable internet is required for parts of this course


This course is presented in English

Skill Level

All skill levels 

Flag Classification

Not Required



Lesson Description

This course is designed to provide seafarers with an understanding of the hazards associated with working in confined spaces onboard a ship. Confined spaces, such as tanks, holds, and engine rooms, present unique challenges and dangers, including poor ventilation, limited access, and the potential for hazardous atmospheres. Participants will learn about a real life event which sadly ended as a fatality.

Course Sections

  • Introduction to Confined Spaces and Their Hazards

  • P&I Real case study - enclosed space entry ends in a fatality

  • Human Behaviours cause and effect

  • Enclosed space entry requirements and guidance

  • Best practice for working safely in confined spaces

Learning Objectives

Learning Objective 1

Identify the hazards associated with working in enclosed spaces, including the potential for asphyxiation, exposure to toxic gases, and physical hazards.

Learning Objective 2

Understand the risk factors and contributing factors to confined space accidents.

Learning Objective 3

Understand the procedures and protocols for working safely in confined spaces, including permit-to-work systems, risk assessments, and emergency response.

Learning Objective 4

Learn how to assess and evaluate the risks associated with working in confined spaces.

Learning Objective 5

A good understanding of how various types of human behaviour effects outcomes in both positive and negative ways

Learning Objective 6

Apply the knowledge and skills gained in the course to real-world situations and scenarios.

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