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Confined Space Rescue

Confined Space Entrant / Attendant / Supervisor

Confined Space Competent Person

Confined Space Rescue & SCBA

Non Entry Rescue Confined Space Training 

The course provides a detailed look at confined space regulations, the typical hazards involved, and a variety of control measures.

The session also includes a number of hands-on exercises focusing on non-entry rescue, equipment application, maintenance and inspection, as well as understanding instrumentation calibration.

Confined Space Definition and Requirements

  • Discussion of common Fatalities & Mistakes
  • 3 “Key” Questions
– What is a confined space?
– What are the hazards?
– What are the precautions?
  • Identify a confined space
  • Hazardous Atmospheres, Testing, Monitoring, car exhaust into confined space
  • PPE – Respirators, Fall Protection, PFAS,
  • HOTWORK - Working with a flame on certain materials can release toxic chemicals, which might lead to asphyxiation or possibly an explosion.
  • Legal Requirements & Review of Appropriate Legislation (required / but brief)
– OSHA 1910.146, Permit-required confined spaces
– OSHA 1926.21 Safety training & education
– ANSI/ASSE Z117.1-2003, Safety Requirements for Confined Spaces
  • Definition of “Competent” Rolls of all confined space person
  • Review of Confined Space Testing Equipment

– Understating of Calibration of equipment

– Understanding of Monitoring equipment

– Ventilation equipment, ventilation correct air movement

  • Lock out Tag Out
  • Confined Space Equipment
  • Fall Hazards, Physical Hazards, Psychological Hazards
  • Rescue

– What equipment is needed

– Non-entry vs. entry rescues

– Hands-on practice with rescue equipment

  • Rescue – Per Employee Handbook, non-entry rescue demo in classroom with SCBA
  • Hands on Demo – Simulate all steps of confined space entry 1. Identify / 2. Write Permit / 3. Post Permit / 4. Entry / 5. Rescue & Self Rescue / 6. Call procedures 7. Non-entry Rescue / 8. Follow up
  • Can be combined with Portacount 8038 / Medical Evaluation / SCBA Orientation
  • Classroom review with take home hand book & written test
  • Certification Cards – provided to employee & copy of cards to employer at the end of successful class completion

This confined space course meets or exceeds OSHA 7300 requirements. Confined Space Call protocol: You must provide an attendant if you have an entrant 29 CFR 1910.146: (g)(1): The employer shall provide training so that all employees whose work is regulated by this section acquire the understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for the safe performance of the duties assigned under this section. (g)(2): Training shall be provided to each affected employee: (g)(2)(i): Before the employee is first assigned duties under this section; (g)(2)(ii): Before there is a change in assigned duties; (g)(2)(iii): Whenever there is a change in permit space operations that presents a hazard about which an employee has not previously been trained; (g)(2)(iv): Whenever the employer has reason to believe either that there are deviations from the permit space entry procedures required by paragraph (d)(3) of this section or that there are inadequacies in the employee’s knowledge or use of these procedures. (g)(3): The training shall establish employee proficiency in the duties required by this section and shall introduce new or revised procedures, as necessary, for compliance with this section. (g)(4): The employer shall certify that the training required by paragraphs (g)(1) through (g)(3) of this section has been accomplished. The certification shall contain each employee’s name, the signatures or initials of the trainers, and the dates of training. The certification shall be available for inspection by employees and their authorized representatives.

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