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Confined Space Entry

The objective of Confined Space Entry training is to provide classroom instruction for employees whose duties require them to be involved in confined space entry. Such employees include entrants, attendants, entry supervisors, and assigned rescue personnel. This program is designed to satisfy, in whole or in part, the training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.146.

Upon successful completion of training, trainees will demonstrate an understanding of:

  • The difference between permit-required and non-permit-required confined spaces
  • Entry procedures, including duties of each individual and/or team
  • Entry hazards, including information on mode, signs or symptoms and consequences of exposure
  • The equipment used for confined space entry, including PPE, ventilation devices, atmospheric testing devices, etc.

For Authorized Entrants:

  • Proper use of equipment
  • Conditions and procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency requiring exit from the space

For Attendants:

  • Monitoring the conditions of the space and its entrants
  • Conditions requiring evacuation of the space, and summoning rescue services
  • Performing non-entry rescues

For Entry Supervisors:

  • Testing and monitoring requirements
  • Acceptable and prohibited conditions for entry
  • Proper permitting and entry procedures

For employees assigned as Rescue Personnel:

  • Perform the duties of the authorized entrant
  • First-aid, including CPR skills
  • Rescue operations during simulated drills

Other regulations with similar training/information provisions: