Scope/Overview

A number of workers are injured or killed each year while working in tight spaces. Confined spaces can be more hazardous than regular workspaces for many reasons. To effectively control the risks associated with working in a tight spaces, a Hazard Assessment and Control Program should be implemented for your workplace to address specific regulations that may apply to your workplace. Confined spaces can be found in almost any workplace environment. A confined space, despite its name, is not necessarily a small entry space. Some examples of confined spaces include tanks, pipes, access hatches, trucks, substructures, ditches and pits.

This program will review the OH&S regulation regarding confined spaces.  The Student will learn the knowledge and skills required to identify, plan and execute entry into a confined space.  Students learn preparation of work procedures and entry permits, atmospheric testing and proper (PPE) personal protective equipment. 

Who Should Attend

All workers, supervisors, managers, engineers and joint health and safety personnel who are involved with or exposed to confined spaces.

Key Topics

  • Course introduction
  • Recognizing a confined space
  • Hazards of a confined space
  • Preparing to enter a confined space
  • Designated safety watch
  • Lock-out and blanking off practices
  • Detection and monitoring equipment
  • Cleaning and Purging
  • Breathing apparatuses and entry equipment
  • Rescue procedures
  • Site entry permits
  • Carrying out work in a confined space
  • Debriefing
  • Regulations
  • Case Histories 

Course Length

     1 day

Prerequisite(s)

     None

Delivery

  • Classroom lectures
  • Demonstrations
  • Class discussion
  • Group exercises
  • Hands on practice