Confined Space Entry; (Rescue Training also available)


Upon successful completion of this half day workshop, employees will receive a Confined Space Entry and Attendant Certificate - Awareness Level.  We recommend that a full retraining take place at least every three years and that the employer complete competency evaluation annually of all employees. 

Program design

This course is flexible and versatile in adapting to the needs of participants.  Scenarios are utilized to be consistent with the work environments of the participants.  The delivery is lively and fun, in a non-threatening environment and participants are evaluated and assisted throughout to minimize the anxiety associated with written assessment of knowledge.  Humour is used generously to maintain a relaxed atmosphere, and participants are encouraged to share their experiences.  The application of adult learning principles results in a highly interactive atmosphere.  All of the essentials are covered from recognizing, assessing and controlling hazards.

The focus on learning is to consolidate knowledge that can be applied in any confined space entry.  This consolidation allows participants to be confident in the application of their knowledge and remain calm in highly charged situations.  Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences and the group is briefed on the importance of maintaining confidentiality.

Workshop Format
1.On-site education
2.Small and large group discussions
3.Case studies
4.Stress free testing format in a relaxed atmosphere - written

1/2 day; an additional 1/2 day practical component to be assessed beyond awareness. 

What You Will Learn
The workshop includes compulsory modules, which cover the following topics:

Module 1 - Overview
*Hazards of Confined Spaces
*Characteristics of a Hazard Assessment & Permit for confined spaces
*Additional Required Documents
*Co-ordination Document
*Components of a Confined Space Program
*Components of the Entry Plan
*Components of On-Site Rescue Procedures
*The Roles and Responsibilities of Entrants and Attendants

Module 2 - Effects of Hazards and Measuring-Controlling Hazards
*Lock out tag out and Isolation of “energy” hazards
*Heat Stress and Noise Hazards
*Atmospheric and Ambient Hazards
*Behavior of Gases & IDLH Atmospheres
*Detecting Hazardous Atmospheres - Oxygen Deficient
*Symptoms of Oxygen Deficiency
*Combustible Atmospheres & Forms of Fuels
*Flammability Ranges - Upper Explosive Limits and Lower Explosive Limits
*Monitoring devices Responses to Different Combustibles
*Toxic Atmospheres & Sources of Atmospheric Toxins
*Hydrogen Sulfide and Carbon Monoxide
*Measuring Toxicity

Module 3 - Making Safe Entries
*Types of Equipment & Using Atmospheric Monitors
*Types of Monitors & Calibrating/Zeroing
*Assessing Air Quality and Using Monitors
*Types of Respirators - Air Purifying Respirators & Air Supplied Respirators
*Limitations of Air Supplied Respirators & Respirator Restrictions
*Harness/Tripods and Ventilators
*Hazard Assessment / Permit Compliance
*Emergency Procedures
*Initiating an Evacuation

Module 4 - Who is the Entry Supervisor
*Duties of the Entry Supervisor
*Duties of the Qualified Person
*Acquire the Hazard Assessment and aspect of the permit
*Pre-Opening Procedures
*Making Entry & Transferring Authority
*Terminating the Entry & In an Emergency
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