Confined Space Rescue

Prerequisites: The delegate should have previously completed Confined Space Entry training.

Course Length: 4 hours – Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks.

Class Size: The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be thirty-five (35) in the classroom session and twenty (20) in the practical session. A second instructor shall be added for the practical session once the participation exceeds twenty (20) and exercises will be divided into groups.

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Course Objective

  • Provide delegates assigned to confined space rescue duties the necessary skills to safely
    perform their jobs.
  • Rescue team requirements
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Ability to properly use rescue equipment.
  • Ability to use retrieval systems.
  • Ability to perform a rescue.
  • Delegates should be able to demonstrate the necessary skills during practical examination and demonstrate knowledge during written examination.

Course Design

  • Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids
  • Demonstrations
  • Practical Exercises

Successful Course Completion

  • Requires a minimum score of 75% or better.
  • Delegates will have no more than thirty (30) minutes to complete the exam.
  • Grades shall be calculated by dividing the number of questions answered correctly by the total number of exam questions.
  • Successful completion of practical session is mandatory.

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom
  • Practical’s

Breaks: 10 minutes (approximately every hour)

Lunch: 1 Hour (if applicable)

Course Outline
About Rescue

  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Rescue Personnel Requirements
  • Outside Rescue Team Requirements
  • Danger of Rescue

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Hazard Recognition
    • Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
    • North American Emergency Response Guidebook (NAERG)
    • Entry Hazard Assessment
  • Common Types of PPE
    • Eye and Face Protection
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Chemical Clothing
    • Head Protection
    • Hand Protection
    • Hearing Protection
    • Foot Protection

Confined Space Rescue

  • Types of Rescues
    • Self-Rescue
    • External Rescue
  • Rescue Pole/Remote Hooks
  • Retrieval Systems
  • Self-Retracting Lanyards
  • Personnel Hoists
  • Evacuation Harnesses
  • Retrieval Line Attachment Points
  • Wristlets Retrieval System
  • Stretcher/Immobilization Equipment
    • SKED’s

Practical Session
Practical training shall utilize a confined space simulator and other safety equipment.
Practical shall verify the following:

  • Select and wear appropriate PPE during practical training
  • Conduct proper pre-use inspection of PPE and equipment
  • Effectively communicate amongst Entrant, Attendant, & Rescue Team
  • Effectively monitor and control air quality
  • Show ability to safely perform work in a confined space environment
  • Properly secure life lines
  • Use Tri-Pod/Winch and other rescue equipment
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely perform a rescue
  • Properly store equipment / PPE

Training Center Provided Material

  • PPE
  • Confined Space Equipment

Delegate Requirements

  • Must possess good physical health as the practical training is physical demanding.

Reference Material / Documents
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146

  • Course ID #: MA205


May 24 2024


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