Confined space rescue
The objective of this training is to provide the attendee with the basic understanding of the requirements of confined space rescue so that the attendee can go to the next step of becoming fully trained in confined space rescue.
Confined space identification and hazards – air monitoring, controlling hazards, communications, blowers, emergency retrieval system use, and emergency procedure.
Confined space hazard eliminated, what you need to know, what are hazards, atmospheric hazards, and multi gas meter, what is air, carbon dioxide, abbreviations, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, contaminates, physical hazards, and log out tag out system, noise, other atmospheric conditions, and falling objects.
Rescue techniques (non-entry, entry by others & entry by trained employees from company)
Other hazards – psychological hazards, equipment emergency retrieval, communication, blowers, safety equipments.
Other ppe-protecting confined spaces – emergency response, entry supervisor duties, non-entry rescue, review, positional hazards.
Review key points associated with a confined space rescue plan
Anyone working in or around an area of the workplace meeting the definition of a Confined Space should be trained at the awareness level.
This course is designed for workers, supervisors, foremen or anyone who may need to rescue a coworker from a confined space area.
Who completes the confined space work risk assessment?
A: The confined space entry supervisor who in consultation with the permit issuer on behalf of the owner of
the confined space within an operating area.
Note: the permit issuer is the operations supervisor or his/her designate employee “competent person” or in
the case of a project the Constructor.
Does the air quality tester need to wear respiratory PPE for initial air quality testing? What PPE do they require?
A: Dependent on the confined space work Risk Assessment of potential atmospheric hazards of the confined
space upon initial opening and Air Quality Testing the person taking the air quality test may require respiratory
PPE, the work Risk Assessment will identify the type of respiratory PPE which may be requires for the initial
air quality test (i.e. ½ mask, full face mask, SCBA, etc.).
Who must complete the initial air quality test for confined space entry?
A-1: The initial air quality test for existing Vale owned confined spaces, are completed by Vale qualified
personnel (operating area who owns the confined space), and then at this point “ownership” of the confined
space gets handed over to a Vale work crew / group who “Manages” the job / task or project management
group who “Manages” the project (i.e. Constructor, EPCM firm (ex: Hatch), or General Contractor) to
complete the initial test on subsequent shifts or days, until handed back over to operations.
A-2: For newly constructed confined spaces, it is the responsibility of the Constructor, EPCM, or General
Contractor to complete the initial air quality test.
Note: EPCM = Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Management.
Can the confined space permit issuer be the confined space entry supervisor?
A: Yes, if a supervisor of an operating area has some of his or her work crews performing work in a confined
space within their operating area, and they are also supervising the confined space work, then the permit
issuer and the confined space entry supervisor can be the same person.
Can the attendant be part of the Rescue Team?
A: No, not unless the attendant has been replaced by another person knowledgeable in the attendant duties.
During the rescue, an attendant must remain in place stationed outside and near the entrance to the
confined space. The attendant may assist the rescue as long as the work does not impede the attendant’s
How do I order this course from BEC?
How much does it cost to attend the course?
Please contact us for information on prices.