Confined Space Awareness, Entry and Rescue

OSHA – ANSI – NFPA Compliant

Course Description

Confined Space Awareness, Entry & Rescue is designed to be a 1 day Awareness –  2 day Competent – 3 Day Specialized training course designed in a “Module” format to train students techniques in learning safety, environment testing & monitoring, entry, how to deal with the effects of claustrophobia, victim handling, and how to conduct an actual rescue involving many different types of confined spaces. The course schedule includes time for registration, video presentations, equipment review and demonstrations, practical hands-on training, and class overview. The seminar is scheduled to have 70% or more hands-on.

Industrial Confined Space Awareness, Entry & Rescue is designed in a customized module format. Because there are so many different training needs for confined space environments / situations, Technical Rescue Systems has developed our training courses in a module format. There are several national standards with required topics that are covered throughout all modules. Depending on your specific training needs either industrial and/or emergency services, TRS can review with you your needs and select the modules and timeframe that works best.

Our classes are based on a 1 day – 8 hour, two day – 16 hour, three day – 24 hour or four day – 72 hour training course depending on your needs. Listed below are the module topics and timeline associated with the customization you request:

Module 1

Confined Space Awareness, Entry and Rescue

1 Day Course – Awareness Level
Prerequisite(s): None
Class Size Limit: None

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  • National Standards Review
  • OSHA 1910.146 – ANSI Z359 & Z490 – NFPA 1670 and 1006 (as they pertain)
  • Definitions, Terminology, Interpretations
  • Environment / Atmospheric Understanding Testing
  • Atmospheric Monitors – Reading, Calibration and Understanding
  • Entry “Flow Charts” and Misunderstandings – Interpretations – Standards Requirements
  • Atmospheric Ventilation – Causes, Effects and Techniques
  • Entry Permit Review – Understanding Categories and Requirements
  • Understanding IDLH Environments and how it effects operations
  • Rescue – “Categories” – Attendant based vs Rescue Team
  • Personnel Assignments – Job Descriptions, Definitions and Responsibilities
  • Actual Case History Rescue Incidents and Lessons Learned

Module 2

Vertical Rope Rescue in a Confined Space Environment

2 Day Course – Competent Level
Prerequisite(s): 1 Day Awareness Course – Module 1
Class Size Limit: 10

More Information

  • National Standards Review
  • OSHA 1910.146 – ANSI Z359 & Z490 – NFPA 1670 and 1006 (as they pertain)
  • Review Definitions, Terminology, Interpretations in a Confined Space Environment
  • Review Importance of Monitoring, Permit Procedures, Ventilation, Job Descriptions
  • Rescue Group Supervisor, Rescuers, Backup, Plan A-B-C
  • Emergency / Rescue Procedure Review and Implantation
  • Scene Evaluation – Risk Assessment – Rescuer Safety – Compassion Control
  • Rope Rescue Equipment Terms, Definitions, Uses, Standards, Care and Inspection
  • Rescuer and Victim Harness Use, Fit, Care and Inspection
  • Lifeline Use, Care, Standards, Inspection and Storage
  • Anchoring Review, Options, Strengths, Judgment and Standards
  • Tripod Uses, Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Davit Arm Options – Artificial High Directional Options and New Tech Options
  • Lifeline Edge Protection Importance, Options and Examples
  • Mechanical Advantage Systems – Pulley Applications Uses and Forces
  • Anchor Forces and Loads
  • Friction Devices, Progress Capture Devices, Belay Application and Concepts
  • Victim / Patient Evaluation and Limitations of Treatment in a Confined Space
  • Rescue vs Recovery Evaluation and Situation Status Updates
  • Implementing Plan B, C, etc. Backup Plan
  • Communication Concerns and Options
  • Victim / Patient Packaging Options and Limitations
  • Rapid Evacuation / Extrication Options
  • Lowering and Hauling Systems
  • Interaction With Emergency Services and Patient “Pass On”
  • Scene “Breakdown” Concerns and Cautions
  • After Action Review and Lessons Learned

Module 3

IDLH Environments Requiring Breathing Apparatus in a Confined Space Environment

3 Day Course – Specialized Level
Prerequisite(s): 1 Day Awareness Course (Module 1) and 2 Day Competent Course (Module 2)
Class Size Limit: 10

More Information

  • National Standards Review
  • OSHA 1910.146 – ANSI Z359 & Z490 – NFPA 1670 and 1006 (as they pertain)
  • Review Definitions, Terminology, Interpretations in a Confined Space Environment
  • Review Importance of Monitoring, Permit Procedures, Ventilation, Job Descriptions
  • Terms, Types, Uses, Limitations of Breathing Apparatus
  • Determining Needs and Types
  • Inspection Process and Procedures
  • SCBA vs SABA – Limitations
  • Air Consumption Effects and Understanding
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Entry Options and Limitations with Breathing Apparatus
  • Working in a Horizontal Environment
  • Working in a Vertical Environment
  • Communication Concerns and Limitations
  • Interaction With Emergency Services

Certificates, Materials, and IDs

1 Day Course – Awareness Level
Prerequisite(s): None
Class Size Limit: None

2 Day Course – Competent Level
Prerequisite(s): 1 Day Awareness Course
Class Size Limit: 10

3 Day Course – Specialized Level
Prerequisite(s): 1 Day Awareness Course and 2 Day Competent Course
Class Size Limit: 10

(For Classes over 10 Students Call for Details)

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