Many workplaces contain spaces that are considered "confined" because their configurations hinder the activities of employees who must enter, work in, and exit them. A confined space has limited or restricted means for entry or exit, and it is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, manholes, pits, silos, process vessels, and pipelines.
The Confined Space Entry Program offers comprehensive coverage of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146 and meets all applicable training standards. In the classroom, the course introduces the student to the requirements of entry procedures as stated in the OSHA regulation. Participants are exposed to “Hands-on” training with a mobile simulator.
- What is a confined space and what are the hazards?
- Confined spaces regulations
- Avoiding the need for entry
- Risk assessments and safe systems of work including permits to work
- Equipment required to enter a confined space
- The purpose and use of gas detection equipment and escape breathing apparatus
- The use of ropes and safety harnesses
- The purpose and use of tripods and man riding winches
- Ventilation and the avoidance of unsafe atmospheres
- Manpower including training requirements
- Communication and entry procedures
- Practical exercise and assessments
The course is completed in 2 days
- Safety Managers and Supervisors
- Confined Space Entrants
- Emergency Response personnel
On successful completion of this course participants will receive a National Association of Safety Professionals Certificate and Card. It is recommended that this certificate be renewed every 3 years.