Confined Space Training

Our Confined Space Training course focuses on the safe entry, work, and rescue procedures in confined spaces. Participants will learn about hazard identification, proper equipment usage, and emergency response protocols to ensure safety in confined environments.

Confined spaces are any areas that are partially or fully enclosed and are not designed or intended for continuous human occupancy, but are large enough to enter. Confined spaces need to be entered by workers occasionally for maintenance, inspection, cleaning, etc., but proper safety procedures are crucial because these spaces can be hazardous. Confined space awareness is essential in an array of work sites. Workers in many fields may be required to enter confined spaces and need to know the risks involved in doing so, as well as the appropriate safety procedures to take. When a hazardous incident occurs within a confined space, the consequences can be disastrous. Atmospheric hazards such as a lack of oxygen or the presence of toxic gases take effect quickly in a confined space and can be fatal.

Examples of Confined Spaces

  • Crawl spaces
  • Cellars
  • Silos
  • Large pipelines
  • Pump stations
  • Storage tanks
  • Water cisterns
  • Wells

Examples of Hazards Associated with Confined Spaces

  • Lack of oxygen
  • Excess of oxygen
  • Toxic gases
  • Explosive atmospheres
  • Electrical shock
  • Moving parts of machinery
  • Slip, trip, and fall hazards
  • Poor visibility
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Falling objects

Confined Space Safety Courses

Workers who may need to perform tasks in a confined space at any time should be fully trained in the proper safety procedures and be aware of the safety hazards involved. Peak Safety Training provides multiple courses designed to prepare workers for navigating confined spaces as safely as possible. Our confined space entry training covers all aspects of safely entering and working in confined spaces.

We offer the following confined space safety courses. We also offer confined space online training options for remote learning.

Engineers set up a rescue tripod at the top of an abandoned oil well on the West Coast before sending workers into a confined space
Confined Space Awareness for Entrants & Monitors
Danger Confined Space sign on cement wall
Confined Space - Awareness Training (CAN)
Danger Confined Space sign on rusted metal surface
Confined Space Entry Course (Alberta)
Confined Space - Awareness Training (CAN) - Train the Trainer

Course Topics

  • Confined spaces
    • Definition of a confined space
    • Types of confined spaces
    • Regulations
  • Hazards of confined spaces
    • Factors affecting the severity of arc flash events
    • Types of confined space hazards
    • Confined space environment hazards
    • Administrative hazards
  • Qualified worker
    • Defining and explaining what a qualified worker is
    • Evaluating training requirements for workers
    • Identifying different roles and responsibilities of workers involved with safe confined space entries
  • Identification & control
    • Confined space hazard analysis
    • Risk categories
    • Permits
    • Labeling
  • Emergency response
    • Classification of emergency rescue
    • Roles and responsibilities of rescue team members
    • Equipment selection guidelines
  • Confined space entry procedures
    • Safe work methods
    • Equipment design
    • Hazard control permitting
  • Equipment use and inspection
  • Atmospheric testing
  • Safe operations and entry duties
  • Permits
  • Common hazards
  • Rescue procedures and roles
  • Confined space basics
  • Responsibilities
  • Recognizing confined spaces
  • Existing and potential confined space hazards
  • Eliminating and controlling hazards
  • Classification of confined spaces
  • Entry authorization
  • Confined space entry planning
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Emergency and rescue procedures
  • Equipment use and inspection
  • Atmospheric testing
  • Safe operations and entry duties
  • Permits
  • Common hazards
  • Rescue procedures and roles