The primary reason workers die during confined space entry is because of lack of thorough training. The goal of this program is to comprehensively address, in both theory and practical exercises, the vital knowledge necessary to safely participate in Confined Space Entry Operations.
Confined Space Entry Training
The following information regarding confined space training is the guideline for our course. However, STS will address site-specific hazards in a manner to ensure applicability of information. Our instructors not only cover the required elements, but use Tabletop and Practical exercises to further enhance the effectiveness of the class.
Regulatory Requirement Summary
- General Industry – Confined Space Standards – CCR Title 8 Sections 5156-5158 (California OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.146 (Federal OSHA)
- Construction Industry – Confined Space Standards – CCR Title 8 Sections 1950-1962 (California OSHA), 29 CFR 1926.1200-1213 (Federal OSHA)
This eight to twelve-hour Confined Space Entry course is designed to give the student the knowledge, skill, and reference material needed to safely be assigned as a Confined Space Entrant and / or Attendant.
The course involves an in-depth study of the Confined Space regulation, including the definition of a “Permit-Required” and a “Non-Permit” confined space. Additionally, students will be taught the safety requirements needed to provide a “Permit” for a Space and to conduct atmospheric testing. The material is presented in a fashion to facilitate learning. The students will receive a Reference Manual for use after the class. Tests will be given to all students who participate in the class. Students must pass the test before receiving Certificate of Participation for entry of “Confined Spaces”. Course curriculum meets or exceeds the training requirements specified by OSHA.
NOTE: The Employer must perform an annual review of all cancelled permits..
Other topics discussed include:
- Appropriate equipping of personnel and space with safety / rescue devices
- Proper Lockout / Tagout / Blockout of all necessary energy sources and machinery
- Selection of proper personal
- protective equipment
- Required Non-entry rescue equipment and responsibilities
- Overview of requirements for an Entry Rescue team
- Hands-On Training
- Fall Protection requirements
- Air Monitoring requirements
- Set up of proper ventilation
At the completion of this training session, the participants will be acquainted with the following information:
- Review and evaluation of current systems
- Cal OSHA regulations
- Permit and non-permit required space entry procedures.
- Hazard identification and control
- Atmospheric testing and monitoring
- Assignment of responsibility
- Entry permit system
- Emergency procedures
At the conclusion of the class, each participant will take a written examination and complete a course evaluation.
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All training is performed in accordance with Federal OSHA, applicable State-chartered OSHA, and other State Regulations and local Ordinances.