What Is Confined Space Training?

Confined spaces are not designed to be inhabited for long periods of time, which is why specialized training is needed to manage the risks associated. Confined Space training is required for workers who may enter restricted areas as part of their job responsibilities.

Who Needs Confined Space Training?

Confined Space training is required by all jobs where employees might work in or around confined spaces, even if this only happens for less than a full day per year. The course is geared towards existing employees, as well as businesses looking for an affordable solution to comply with the latest safety regulations.

Many industries require their employees to work in confined spaces. The most common are:

  • Oil & Gast.
  • Seismic.
  • Energy & Electricity.
  • Construction.
  • Waste Management.

Newfoundland and Labrador employees must undergo a WorkplaceNL-approved “hands-on” training course. This course has not been submitted to WorkplaceNL for such endorsement.

Who Is Responsible for Confined Space Training?

It is common for HR departments to inform workers of the safety certifications required by their job, including Confined Space training where this is the case. Legally speaking, it is the obligation of the employer to guarantee that adequate and sufficient safety training is implemented, whereas the employee must complete the required training programs and apply what they have learned.

Nonetheless, many potential job candidates complete the course independently, as a way to improve their hiring odds and update their CVs.

What Do You Need to Learn?

Workers who undergo the Confined Space training program acquire in-depth knowledge about confined spaces and their typologies. Students are able to accurately recognize and assess confined space hazards and indicate what protective measures must be taken in order to mitigate the risks associated with the former. Lastly, workers must know exactly what protocol to follow in case of a confined space emergency.

How Long Is the Certificate Valid?

An unqualified employee can endanger both their health and that of their colleagues, which is why appropriate and updated training is mandatory. It is recommended that employees who work in or around confined spaces should undergo the safety course on a yearly basis. The standard expiration date is 3 years.

What Other Courses Should I Take?

This Confined Space safety course is commonly purchased alongside Respiratory Protection, Heat Stress Prevention, Personal Protective Equipment, and Fall Arrest.

To view a comprehensive list of safety certifications likely to be required in a particular line of work, please access our consultation page, where safety programs are clustered by job titles.

What Will You Learn?

Introduction to Confined Spaces 20:00

This module introduces the subject of confined spaces by discussing OHSA's and CSA's definition of a confined space and outlining the conditions that characterize a confined space and its requirements.

Hazard Assessment 25:00

Before any worker enters a confined space, the employer shall ensure that an adequate assessment of the hazards related to the confined space has been carried out.

Confined Space Entry Program 30:00

Before a worker is permitted to enter a confined space, a written confined space entry plan must be implemented.

Confined Space Safety Measures 25:00

This module is intended to provide a detailed description of Confined Space Safety Measures and Rescue.

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