Confined Entry Space Certification
Confined Entry Space
Health & Safety


Confined Entry Space Training

In order to prevent fatalities OSHA regulations requires that all companies that have employees entering into confined spaces be in compliance with the OSHA Standards. Confined spaces may be encountered in virtually any occupation; therefore, their recognition is the first step in preventing fatalities

Confined Entry Space Training Outline:

Confined space certification will give trainees and employers an opportunity to practice their confined space entry procedures using their equipment and entering into a tight space, in a relaxed non-toxic environment.

What is a confined space entry?

Enclosed or partially enclosed space that is not always primarily designed or intended for human occupancy.

  • Has a restricted entrance or exit by way of location, size or means.
  • Can represent a risk for the for the health and safety of employee / person who enters it, due to one or more of the following factors:
  • The materials or substances that occupies the space
  • Mechanical, process and safety hazards present
  • . The construction and design, location or atmosphere
  • The type Work activities being carried out in it.

Confined spaces can be above or underground. Confined spaces can be found in almost any workplace environment. A confined space, despite its name, is not necessarily a small entry space. Some examples of confined spaces include silos, vats, hoppers, utility vaults, tanks, sewers, pipes, access shafts, truck or rail tank cars, aircraft wings. Ditches and trenches may also be a confined space when access or egress is limited.
Can working in a confined space be hazardous?

A number of workers are injured or killed each year while working in tight spaces. An estimated 60% of the fatalities each year have been among the would-be rescuers. Working in confined spaces can be more hazardous than regular workspaces for many reasons. To effectively control the risks associated with working in a tight spaces, a Hazard Assessment and Control Program should be implemented for your workplace. Before putting this program together, make sure to review the specific regulations that may apply to your workplace.

Confined Space Certification Will:

Assist in fulfilling management's obligations to ensure workers are trained and competent to deal with Confined Space Entry. Reduce the risk of accidents, which result from the lack of knowledge and compliance with standard safe practices, policies, and procedures for entry into confined spaces.

Course Content:

All participants must complete theory, prior to practical training

  • Review of specific confined spaces at your location
  • Review and discuss your confined space entry procedures
  • Use of on site entry equipment (lanyards, belts, harnesses, etc.)
  • Use of site respiratory equipment (SCBA's, respirators)
  • Use of onsite testing and monitoring equipment
  • Use of onsite entry permits
  • Train The Trainer

    Simulated confined spaces exercise, where each participant will:

  • Simulate testing
  • Simulate being top person and monitoring
  • Actually enter a confined space (mock set/up or actual)
  • Observe to ensure all procedures & standards are compiled to.
  • Put on appropriate equipment


    One half-day (approximately 4 hours,) groups of up to ten (10.)

    Who Should Attend Confined Entry Space?

    All workers, supervisors, managers, engineers and joint health and safety committee members who are involved with or exposed to confined spaces.




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