Course Materials: CABWI

Confined space entry, supervision and rescue training in the UK must be delivered to very exacting standards to ensure workers remain safe, and CABWI, the awarding body for the water and utilities industries, operates an accreditation scheme for training providers that is accepted across the country. UVSAR has created a complete course delivery package for the CABWI scheme, with classroom slides, instructor notes and student handbooks for all six syllabus modules.

Syllabus ModuleStatusLatest update
CS01 Low Risk EntryAvailable now02-JAN-2021
CS02 Medium Risk EntryAvailable now02-JAN-2021
CS03 Medium Risk Top PersonAvailable now02-JAN-2021
CS04 High Risk EntryAvailable now02-JAN-2021
CS05 High Risk Top PersonAvailable now02-JAN-2021
CS06 RescueAvailable now02-JAN-2021

Materials are supplied in a clean OEM format with no brand bias, as shown in the images on this webpage. We use fully-licensed imagery throughout, with no third-party logos or product names visible. Materials can be branded with your corporate logos (printed books subject to minimum orders). Course packages are in English for workers subject to UK domestic legislation.

CABWI confined space training materials by UVSAR


Please contact us for more information or to place an order.


To deliver this training, the provider must be audited by CABWI. This includes assessment of facilities, equipment, instructor competencies and quality management systems. While our course packages have passed CABWI audits and have been recognized as the best quality student materials they have seen, we cannot and do not guarantee that a particular training provider will be accredited, nor can we intervene in the auditing process. These course materials are only sold to training providers who have been accredited, or are in the process of applying for accreditation. Similar materials without CABWI branding are available for providers who wish to offer courses in these subject areas without accreditation - please contact us for more information.

What do I get?

  • A Course Delivery Pack containing the logo-branded classroom slides in FXL EPUB, plus PDF instructor notes, practical scenario guidance, example exam questions and auditor cross-references for all six modules.
  • A perpetual non-transferrable license to use the materials within the CDP as-supplied for delivery of the named syllabus, to unlimited students anywhere in the world. You can make as many copies of the CDP as required for your instructing staff, but cannot give copies of slide decks to delegates, resell/syndicate the materials or publish them online.
  • Access to order the full-colour printed student handbooks, shipped directly from the nearest global distribution hub (UK, USA, Australia).
  • Free updates for five years to account for changes in legislation or standards (extended service plans available after this period).

FXL EPUB? Whatnow?

Consistent design and content is vital for training course delivery. Auditors and insurers need to know that a delegate was shown exactly the same information as everyone else, so slide decks that can be freely edited by instructors, deleting things they don't like or adding images stolen from the Web, are simply not acceptable in a professional environment. There are only a few ways to distribute rich-content slide decks so they always look the same, on Windows, Mac or mobile, without having to manually install fonts or change screen sizes, and the most widely accepted formats are PDF and Fixed Layout (FXL) EPUB.

PDF has been the mainstay for over a decade, but Adobe has very much dropped the ball in recent times. Adding video to a PDF file relied on Flash Player being installed, and that is dead and gone as of December 2020. We simply cannot rely on Adobe to get a workable replacement up and running, so we are switching all on-screen materials to FXL EPUB before the deadline. We still use PDF for reference documents that don't need any interactive or media content, because they're easier to print.

EPUB files are self-contained, like a PDF, and come in two types. "Flowable" EPUBs are used for novels, and they adapt the page layout to fit on small eBook readers and mobiles - but that is no good for a slide deck where precise combinations of text and graphics must stay aligned. Fixed Layout EPUB solves that problem; it includes all the fonts, graphics, video etc. and sets up the reader app so that each page looks exactly like it does everywhere else. FXL EPUB supports things that PDF does not, such as in-page animations.

To view an EPUB file, you "import" it into a reading app. On MacOS and iOS, the standard Apple Books app works perfectly. On Windows and Linux we strongly recommend the free Thorium Reader app. Android users have Google Play Books. Once imported to your virtual bookshelf, FXL EPUBs work just like PDFs - you can view full-screen and navigate with the same arrow keys or a remote presenter button. EPUB reader apps do not allow editing of the content, but they do allow you to make notes and add bookmarks etc.

I want PowerPoints!

Our slide decks use technology that is not supported in PowerPoint or Apple Pages. We do not provide the editable masters for our OEM course handbooks or slide decks for obvious reasons; each document represents hundreds of hours of expert work and the content is only licensed for use as a finished document. By limiting our OEM materials to PDFs we can reduce prices, include graphics that cannot be licensed in editable formats, and take away the worries about how to keep everything updated and error-free.

How does Brexit affect the materials?

Our training packages describe the laws and product safety markings in force as of 01 Jan 2021, including the new UKCA and UKNI/CE approval schemes for PPE and Medical Devices.

OK, how much?

The six-module Course Delivery Pack is £2500.00 plus VAT at standard rates. This includes 6 copies of the H.CS1G handbook for use during accreditation.

Our 8.5x11" full-colour perfect bound student handbooks are 0% rated for VAT and produced on demand so you always get the latest version. Standard service has a typical 4-working-day lead time with next-day delivery; minimum order quantity 20 books.

Handbook titleUnit Price
H.CS1G CS Entry & Rescue
Covers all 6 modules, 96 pages
£ 7.65
Shipping fee per order£ 5.50