Confined Spaces Refresher – How often?
Many times we get asked “what’s the legal requirement for refresher training”?
The answer is not as simple as it seems. A qualification does not expire. It is a recommendation in AS2865-2009 that “regular refresher training” be undertaken.
So what is “regular”?
Industry generally accepts two yearly refresher training as the time span. Many sites will write this requirement into their onsite policies, requiring staff and contractors to produce evidence of confined space training within the past two years.
We recommend that all students undertake a course each two years. This avoids site based issues and helps ensure you get on site to do your job!