Confined Space Entry

This course is designed for confined space entrants, standby persons, supervisors and rescue personnel. All workers who have roles and responsibilities with regard to confined space must be educated and trained in the hazards and necessary controls to complete their work safely. This course will be instructed by someone who assesses and writes confined space hazard assessments and entry procedures, a Qualified Person as defined by WorkSafeBC Part 9.11.


  • What is a Confined Space?
  • Who Regulates Confined Space Entry?
  • The REAL Reason You Need to Know about Confined Spaces, Lessons Learned by Industry.
  • Responsibilities
  • Confined Space Hazards
  • Confine Space Hazard Controls
  • Specific Roles and Responsibilities
  • Required Documentation
  • Rescue Requirements
Duration: 8 Hours
Method of Instruction: Classroom/Written Exercises
Max Class Size: 12 Students
EOCP CEU's: 0.6

Call 250-751-4295 for further detail or questions.

NOTE: All courses can be tailored to include company specific information

Course Outline / Syllabus
  1. What is a Confined Space?
    • WorkSafe BC Definition of Confined Space
    • Excluded Spaces
  2. Who Regulates Confined Space Entry?
    • WorkSafe BC Regulatory Requirements
  3. The REAL Reason You Need to Know about Confined Spaces, Lessons Learned by Industry.
    • Review of Confined Space Fatalities
  4. Responsibilities of the Team
    • Employer
    • Supervisor
    • Worker
    • Joint Health and Safety Committee
  5. Confined Space Hazards
    • The Requirement to Identify and Assess Hazards
    • Who Can Conduct a Hazard Assessment?
    • Atmospheric Hazards (Oxygen Deficiency, Toxic Gases and Explosive Atmospheres)
    • WorkSafe BC Atmospheric Hazard Categories
    • Physical Hazards
    • Human Factor Hazards
  6. Confined Space Hazard Controls
    • Atmospheric Monitoring
      • What is Calibration, Function Testing, Fresh Air Zero, and Peaks
      • Monitoring Basics
    • Ventilation
      • Ventilation Types
      • Requirements to Ventilate
      • Understanding the Limitations of Ventilation Equipment
    • Lockout vs Isolation
      • Piping Types
      • Required Controls
      • Alternate Isolation Measure
    • Using a Lifeline
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Other Specific Controls Required for Confined Space Entry
  7. Roles and Responsibilities
    • Responsible Supervisor
    • Standby Person/Hole Watch
    • Entrant
  8. Required Documentation
    • Confined Space Entry Program
    • Confined Space Hazard Assessment and Entry Procedure
    • Confined Space Rescue Plan
    • Confined Space Entry Permit
  9. Rescue
    • What is Needed for Confined Space Entry?
    • What is Effective Rescue?
    • The Rescue Hierarchy
    • Rescue and Your Tool Box Talk
    • Rescue Agreements

An exam will be administered at the end of the class.