Confined Space Entry

Confined Space Entry and Basic Rescue

Course Description and Goals

This confined space entry and basic rescue training course is one day and a half long. This training is intended for confined space entrants, attendants, and rescue personnel.

This safety training will guide workers who need to enter and work in confined spaces, perform stand-by attendant duties, use a gas detection device, ventilate confined spaces, and perform job-specific basic rescues, and non-spinal patient packaging. 

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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

12 Hours

Method of Course Delivery

The course will consist of presentations, discussions, and demonstrations as well as practical components. The training will primarily consist of hands-on learning.
Participants are expected to bring note taking materials for this portion. Equipment will be provided for the practical component.


Written test, 70% to pass. Demonstrations of physical proficiency will also be required to pass.

Topics covered

  • Jurisdictional Regulations 
  • Identifying confined spaces on your job site 
  • Hazard assessments 
  • Written entry and 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 
  • Wrap-Evac packaging 
  • Live entries into confined spaces 
  • Live packaging & retrieval drills 

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