Who is Confined Space Training for?
Employers are required by law to provide a safe and healthy workplace for their employees so must be aware of all confined spaces in their work environment. Before assigning employees to work in a confined space, employers must train and test them for competence / knowledge of this topic. Additional CPR and first aid certification is required for rescue team members. In our course, Texas students learn:
Confined Space Training Course Overview:
Such spaces can become dangerous traps tending to accumulate harmful gases, fumes, or other materials or hazards that may arrest and injure or kill you. OSHA uses the term "permit-required confined space" (permit space) to describe a confined space that has one or more of the following characteristics: contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere; contains material that has the potential to engulf an entrant; has walls that converge inward or floors that slope downward and taper into a smaller area which could trap or asphyxiate an entrant; or contains any other recognized safety or health hazard, such as unguarded machinery, exposed live wires, or heat stress.
Our 1-day training topics include:
|Key elements of OSHA's Permit-Required Confined Spaces Regulation (29 CFR 1910.146).|
|Requirements for developing and maintaining a confined space entry program.|
|Confined spaces concepts and terminology including what determines whether a confined space requires a permit for entry.|
|Roles of the entry supervisor, entrant, and attendant.|
|Procedures for alternate entry, reclassification, self-rescue, non-entry rescue, entry rescue by company employees, entry rescue by emergency responders.|
|Test for competence.|