Confined Space Basic Rescue

Program Intent

This course includes both classroom and practical components to provide both the knowledge, and practical skills required to safely rescue a co-worker. The processes taught utilize a simple standardized VERTICAL rescue system.

The course includes a review of confined space legislation and best practices for confined space rescue, an overview of confined space rescue equipment, concepts to consider when planning for confined space rescue, and confined space rescue techniques.

A confined space basic rescue program for your workplace will describe what needs to be done before rescuers can safely enter and attempt rescue from a confined space.

At the end of this course the end-user should be familiar with the basic concepts, hazards, hazard control processes and safe work procedures associated with rescuing a co-worker from a confined space.

End-users should not assume this material alone constitutes complete training. It is expected that a workplace will apply this information as they create their own company specific Confined Space Rescue program as part of their company’s larger Health & Safety Management System. Due to the different policies and procedures and equipment utilized on different work sites certain statements in this program may not apply.

Who Should Attend?

Workers and supervisors who may work in and around confined and restricted spaces.

Prerequisite: Students must have completed employer-approved Confined Space Entry training within the last 12 months.

Course Content

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Act, Regulation and Code as it pertains to confined space rescue
  • Preparing for work in a confined space
  • Atmospheres in confined space
  • Attendant/Standby personnel
  • Rescue Planning
  • Rescue equipment
  • Psychology of a rescue
  • Preparing for a rescue
  • Rescue techniques

Course Duration: 3-4 hours depending on class size.  Includes instructor led classroom time and practical time.

This program was designed by Saga Universal Training Corp.
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