COURSE: Confined Space Rescue

PREREQUISITE: To participate in this class, completion of the Confined Space Entry course and CPR and First Aid are required.

COMPLIANCE REFERENCE: T8 CCR 5157 and 29 CFR 19710.146 

DURATION OF COURSE: 5 days depending on the participants experience

According to NIOSH, 50% of the workers who die are attempting to rescue a fellow worker. This course increases knowledge of hazards associated with permit-required confined space entry.  Topics include the OSHA required confined space entry standard, hazards associated with entry procedures, personal protective equipment, ventilation and purging requirements.  Furthermore, it will meet the rescue requirements of 29 CFR 1910.146 and NFPA 1670 (Technical Rescue).  Following successful completion, the student will have the skills and knowledge to perform confined space rescues and assist emergency responders.  The training will be accomplished through lecture, manipulative skill demonstration/performance, scenario participation and the use of atmospheric monitoring equipment and various rescue equipment.


Day 1

  • Review and evaluation of current systems.
  • OSHA regulations
  • Permitand non-[ermit required space entry procedures.
  • Hazard identification and control
  • Atmospheric testing and monitoring
  • Ventilation
  • Assignmnet of responsibility
  • Entry permit system
  • Quizzes
  • Review and debriefing 

Day 2

  • Rescue organization management
  • Incident command system
  • Developing a rescue plan
  • Hazard identification
  • Locout / Tagout
  • Air monitoring instruments
  • Personal protective equipment
  • SCBA Respiratory Protection
  • Quizzes
  • Review and debriefing 

Day 3

  • CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens 

Day 4

  • Medical aspects/victim stabilization
  • Rescue systems
  • Rigging sytems
  • Knot tying
  • Anchor systems
  • Belaying and safety 

Day 5

  • Rescue simulations
  • Written exam
  • Review
  • Course evaluation
  • Adjournment 


At the conclusion of the class, each participant will take a written examination and complete a course evaluation.