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Confined Space Entry and Attendant


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Course Type:  Safety Training

Course Purpose

This course is for a student whom enters and works inside of a confined space,

Performs the Attendant duties for the workers inside a confined space,

Supervises the entering and work inside a confined space, and

Participates with a basic rescue from outside of the space.

Skill Level:  Level 2

Training Method:  In person.

Class Size:  3 - 12 students

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

Training Locations

Calgary 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.

Vancouver Island Region:  In person training at the customer's workplace.


Student Requirements

  1. Be the minimum age for the worksite.
  2. Wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (provided by student):
    1. PPE as per the training location requirements.
    2. Safety boots, hard hat, high visibility vest/jacket/overall.

Course Literature

Web based with rich multimedia information. Accessible on desktop computer or an Apple and Android mobile device. Start by setting up a free account,  Click Here to Get the Mobile App 

Training Certification

Digital training card as proof of training, includes hyperlinked class photos and course material. Valid for 3 years. 

Bonus for Large Employers (50+ students)

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

Course Price

Private Group Class: $2,000.00 (minimum charge of 8 students).

Additional Students: $250.00 per student.

Drop-In Class: $250.00 per student.

Extra Costs: Mobilization fee for private group class scheduled at the customer's workplace.

Extra Costs: Out of town travel when applicable.


Theory Lessons

  1. Reference to applicable OHS Regulations (Federal, Provincial).
  2. Definitions of a confined space (per OHS Regulations) (Federal, Provincial).
  3. Roles & responsibilities for Entrants, Attendants, Supervisor and Rescue Personnel.
  4. Types and characteristics of confined spaces.
  5. Common hazards of confined spaces.
  6. Occupational Exposure Limits for common gases and reference to applicable exposure limit tables:
    1. Regulation table
    2. NIOSH guide
  7. Types of hazardous energy.
  8. Types of energy isolating devices and applicable safe practices.
  9. Ventilating requirements (per OHS Regulations).
  10. Common safe work procedures.
  11. Rescue planning.
  12. Gas and substance testing methods.
  13. Atmospheric gas testing requirements (per OHS Regulations).

Documentation Lessons

  1. Completing a Hazard & Risk Assessment.
  2. Completing a CSE Permit (includes entrant logging, atmospheric testing logging).
  3. Documenting the gas testing results.
  4. Documenting the entry and exit of a confined space.


Practical Lessons

  1. Inspecting and setup of ventilation equipment.
  2. Entry into a confined space.
  3. Inspecting, function testing, calibrating and operating a portable multi-gas detector.
  4. Safe practices for performing gas testing of a confined space.
  5. Confined space rescue drill.


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