Overview This confined space entry and operations course is designed to aid the student in better understanding what a confined space is and how to properly identify and work in such spaces. This course studies applicable regulations, typical confined space hazards, control measures and proper equipment selection, inspection and use. This class includes both classroom and practical, hands-on exercises – including basic rescue techniques.
Employees must be trained when first assigned to duties in and around permit spaces; before there is a change in assigned duties; whenever there is a change in operations that presents a hazard; and whenever the permit-space entry procedures change.
Certification of Confined Space Entrant/Attendant training must be available for inspection by employees or their authorized representatives.
Duration/Length 8 Hours
Target Audience Employees who will be participating in confined space entry work, for both non-permit and permit required confined spaces.
CFR Reference 29 CFR 1910.146; 29 CFR 1926.1100
Pre-requisites None
Course Format Classroom Instruction, written test, equipment demonstration, participant entry into the confined space simulator, hands-on participant evaluation.
Course Objectives Upon completion of this training the student will be able to:
• Describe the entry permit
• Define the system for preparation, issuance, use, and cancellation of the entry permit
• Understand permit-required confined spaces
• Mitigate hazards encountered while working in a confined space
• Instruct workers on the proper use of equipment
• Understand the duties of the attendant, entrant and supervisor
• Understand atmospheric hazards and atmospheric testing procedures
• Understand the parameters of the electronic gas monitor
• Understand the basic properties of the four main gases encountered in a confined space
• Understand ventilation techniques
• Define rescue and emergency procedures