Confined Spaces Awareness Training
Confined Spaces Awareness Training is intended for workers who perform work within a fully or partially enclosed space that is not both designed and constructed for continuous human occupancy and in which atmospheric hazards may occur.
Confined Spaces contain some of the most critical hazards which exist in today’s workplaces. In order to avoid catastrophic loss we need to properly identify confined spaces, their hazards and create a space specific entry plan.
This course is designed to provide supervisors, entrants, and attendants with the knowledge to understand confined spaces so that work can be safely planned and carried out.
Some examples of confined spaces are:
- storage tanks, tank cars, process vessels, boilers, pressure vessels, vats, bins, silos, bag-houses and other tank like compartments usually having only a manhole for entry
- open topped spaces such as pump wells, augured caissons, pits or degreasers
- pipes, sewers, ducts and similar structures
- cargo tanks, cellular double bottom tanks, duct keels, ballast and oil tanks and void spaces
- chutes, mill holes, ore bins, inside of a skip hanging in a shaft, crusher jaws
- flues, chimneys, ovens or furnaces.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Define a confined space
- Outline the elements of a confined space program (hazard assessment, entry plan, and entry permit)
- Identify hazards, controls, and rescue requirements
- Explain the responsibilities of workplace parties
- List the requirements for documentation