Confined Space Training

Confined Space Entry and Standby Attendant Training

Course Description and Goals

This confined space entry training is perfect for workers who are required to enter and work in confined spaces, perform stand-by attendant duties, use a gas detection device, ventilate, and perform non-entry retrieval rescues.

A significant part of this course involves several hands-on exercises, including standby attendant duties, confined space entry drills, gas testing, ventilation, and retrieval rescue.

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This course is delivered to meet either federal, or provincial regulatory requirements, as well as options for MOL and ESC approved courses.

A 3-year certificate will be issued after successfully completing this course.


Course Length

8 Hours

Method of Course Delivery

40% presentation, discussions, and demonstration. 60% student exercises.


50% Written test (passing score is 70%). 50% Demonstration of physical proficiency.

Topics covered

  • Confined Space Program
  • Regulations
  • Identifying confined spaces on your job site
  • Hazard assessments
  • Written entry & safe work procedures
  • Atmospheric testing
  • Venting, purging, inerting
  • Lockout/isolation requirements
  • Entry permits

  • Stand-by persons
  • Rescue pre-plans
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Entry equipment
  • Rescue equipment
  • Toolbox safety meeting
  • Live entries into confined spaces
  • Live rescue drills

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