Permit-required confined spaces (PRCS) are found throughout various industries. Furnaces, vaults, tanks, sewers, silos, and countless other types of work spaces are confined spaces per OSHA. In this course, you will learn how to recognize and safely work in permit-required confined spaces. You will also learn what to do if conditions change or if an emergency arises while you're working in any PRSC.

Who needs training?

If you will be an:

  • ENTRANT

  • ATTENDANT

  • ENTRY SUPERVISOR

    - OR -

  • Work near confined spaces

This entry level course is designed for individuals responsible for confined space entry, planning, supervising, or for administrating employees that work in confined spaces in both general industry and construction. A detailed review of confined space regulations, typical atmospheric, physical, and mechanical hazards are taught and explained. Control measures, types of equipment, inspection, gas detection and atmospheric testing, and non-entry and entry rescue are discussed and reviewed.

This confined space course meets or exceeds OSHA 7300 29 CFR 1910.146 and 29 CFR 1926.1200 – 1213 (permit required confined space regulations requirements).


Topics

Confined Space Definition and Requirements

  • Discussion of common Fatalities & Mistakes

  • 3 “Key” Questions 
    – What is a confined space?
    – What are the hazards?
    – What are the precautions?

  • Legal Requirements & Review of Appropriate Legislation
    – OSHA 1910.146, Permit-required confined spaces (PRCS)
    – OSHA 1926.1200 - 1213, PRCS for Construction
    – ANSI/ASSE Z117.1-2003, Safety Requirements for Confined Spaces

  • Definition of “Competent” 

  • Review of Confined Space Testing Equipment 
    – Calibration of equipment
    – Monitoring equipment
    – Ventilation equipment

  • Rescue
    – Requirements

    – What equipment is needed
    – Non-entry vs. entry rescues