Confined space training

We have more than 20 years of major and various achievements, and more than 30,000 people trained to date in confined space only. Our confined space training is customized based on various approaches for entrants, attendants, issuers, samplers, managers, rescuers, etc.

Confined space training practical exercises

Training program for confined space entrants and attendants:
Overview of the content (theoretical and practical components):

  • Confined space definition
  • How to identify confined spaces?
  • Confined space entry equipment
  • Key notions
  • Best practices
  • Installation and inspection
  • Gas detection and ventilation application
  • Key principles
  • Confined space regulation and organizational requirements
  • Summary of the regulation applicable to your organization
  • Synthesis of your requirements and management tools
  • Your confined space program
  • Roles and responsibilities
  •  On-site documentation (procedures, permits)
  • Three (3) main types of risks
  • Sources of hazard
  • Work situations and experiments
  • Various activities to integrate knowledge
  • Rescue without entry
  • Return on key messages and conclusion

Strategies and techniques for confined space rescue

Confined space training program for your rescuers:
Overview of the content (theoretical and practical components):

  • General considerations on confined space rescue
  • Regulations and standards
  • Rescue delays
  • Rescue types
  • Management of interventions
  • Tactics and operations
  • Management of emotions
  • Recommendations for an efficient rescue team and rescuer
  • Rescue mechanism within the organization
  • Roles and responsibilities of the rescuers
  • Rescue procedures
  • Before, during and after a rescue
  • Confined space rescue equipment (practice)
  • Demonstration and utilization
  • Gas detection
  • Ventilation
  • Confined space rescue simulations
  • Steps to perform a rescue in a confined space, including basic elements of the command system
  • Hands-on rescue simulations (general scenarios)

Confined space entry permit issuance

Training for your confined space permit issuers:
Overview of the content (theoretical and practical components):

  • Entry permit issuance for confined spaces within your organization
  • What is confined space entry permit?
  • Why are they required?
  • Examples of permits
  • Useful information about permits
  • How have these permits been developed?
  • Permit issuance procedure for your organization
  • Roles and responsibilities of your stakeholders (issuers, attendants, entrants)
  • Requirements and limits
  • Required skills
  • Practical exercises and simulations
  • Simulation of the permit issuance process; from the labour demand to the permit closure
  • Practical application of the issuers’ role and responsibilities
  • The risks – A key aspect; overview of the risks and preventive measures
  • Permit issuance procedure (issuance, validation, application, closure)
  • Outlines of the software used to create and manage permits
  • Practical considerations on permit issuance
  • Points to check

Sampling strategies and techniques for contaminant detection

Training program for your confined space contaminant samplers:
Overview of the content (theoretical and practical components):

  • What is contaminant detection?
  • Why is it so important to perform contaminant detection?
  • How to properly perform contaminant detection?
  • The most common mistakes
  • The recommended moments
  • Gas to sample
  • Gas detectors and devices to use
  • Practical application of the contaminant detectors’ role and responsibilities
  • Steps for device verification
  • Best practices
  • Analysis and interpretation of results
  • Hands-on experimentation on contaminant detection
  • Note: training is usually provided with your contaminant detection devices

Successfully implement and carry out a confined space program

Training program for your confined space advisors, attendants, managers, and directors:
Overview of the content (theoretical and practical components):

  • Why bother with confined spaces?
  • What are the usual implementation steps for a confined space management program?
  • What are the conditions required for a successful confined space program?
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of the key people involved in the program?
  • What are the best practices in confined space?

Awareness when working in confined spaces

Overview of the content (theoretical and practical components):

  • What is the definition of a confined space? How to identify them?
  • Why should we be concerned about them?
  • What are the risks and preventive measures?
  • What are the required documents to manage confined spaces (permits, procedures, etc.)?
  • Demonstration of the work equipment

Confined space risk assessment

Training for your employees dedicated to risk analysis and the preparation of the entry procedures:
Overview of the content (theoretical and practical components):

  • What is a risk assessment?
  • Why conduct a risk analysis of confined spaces?
  • What are the key concepts for confined spaces?
  • Final documents to produce (permits, files, rescue plans)
  • Data gathering and entry tools
  • How to conduct a risk analysis?
  • Risk and preventive measures
  • Complete analysis of a few and varied confined spaces with different levels of complexity
  • Life after the risk analysis or how to ensure the documents are relevant, useful and used by everyone when performing confined space entry

Other confined space training programs available

Regulatory requirements (OSHA) and their impacts
Requirements of the new CSA Z1006 standard
Introduction to confined space rescue

 
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