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Confined Space Entry Training


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Training Duration:  6-8 hours (depending on student's skill and knowledge).

Calgary & Foothills Region: In person training at the customer's workplace.

Vancouver Region: In person training at our Surrey Training facility, or at the customer's workplace.

Course Literature: Accessible with our mobile application.

Training Card: Digital training card with hyperlinked class photos and course material. Valid for 3 years.

PPE Required: PPE requirements as per the workplace.

Student Prerequisite: None.

Large Employers: Access to OOSHEW's robust training database (training records from your employees and your subcontractors).


Course Summary

This training course is for workers who enter a confined space and for workers who attends ("Standby Attendant") to the entrants inside of a confined space.

This training is intended for confined spaces with atmospheres classified as “low hazard” or “moderate hazard”.

Typical confined spaces include: barges, crawl spaces, formwork, penstocks, pipelines, ship hulls, silos, storage containers, underground manholes and vaults, and vessels. 


Theory Lessons

  • Applicable OH&S Regulations (Federal and Provincial).

  • Applicable CSA Standards.

  • Definitions, characteristics & hazards of a confined space.

  • Gas and substance testing methods.

  • Occupational Exposure Limits.

  • Hazardous energy and energy isolating practices.

  • Purging & ventilating a confined space.

  • Safe work procedures.

  • Roles & responsibilities of entrants, attendants, supervisor and rescue personnel.


    Practical Lessons

  • Hazard & risk assessment and control measures.

  • Rescue planning.

  • CSE permit documenting, entrant logging, atmospheric testing logging.

  • Inspection, function test, calibration and operation of portable multi-gas detector.

  • Ventilation setup.

  • Entry into a confined space.

  • Rescue drill.