Confined Space Rescue-1 Day-Basic

This course is designed for those responsible for performing a rescue from a confined space.  It is limited to those spaces that either have a LOW or MODERATE hazard atmosphere.  It is for rescues which will be performed using only cable/winch systems.  Rope systems will not be taught or covered in this course. It is for emergencies of a non-spinal nature using basic packaging techniques.  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.


  • Hard Lessons Learned
  • Applicable Regulations
  • Responsibilities of the Team
  • Communications
  • Classifying/Typing Confined Spaces – A Rescue Perspective
  • Rescue Priorities
  • Required Documentation
  • Rescue Hazards
  • Rescue Type and Methods
  • Rescue Systems
  • Rescue Equipment
  • Practical Exercises/Drills
Duration: 8 Hours
Method of Instruction: Classroom/Written Exercises
Max Class Size: 8 Students
EOCP CEU's: 0.6

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

Course Outline / Syllabus
  1. Hard Lessons Learned
    • A Review of Actual Incidents
  2. Applicable Regulations
    • WorkSafe BC Regulatory Requirements
  3. Responsibilities of the Team
    • Supervisor
    • Team Leader
    • Attendant/Standby Person
    • Air Supply Person
    • Rescuer
  4. Communications
    • Systems
  5. Classifying/Typing Confined Spaces – A Rescue Perspective
    • Definition
    • NFPA 1670
    • 6 Point System
    • WorkSafe BC Classification System for Confined Spaces
  6. Rescue Priorities
    • Pyramid of Priority
    • Pyramid of Survivability
    • The Rescue Quad
  7. Required Documentation
    • Confined Space Entry Program
    • Confined Space Hazard Assessment and Entry Procedure
    • Confined Space Rescue Plan
    • Confined Space Entry Permit
  8. Rescue Hazards
    • Hazards for the Rescuer
    • Hazards for the Entrant
    • Hazard Controls
  9. Rescue Type and Methods
    • Self
    • External
    • Internal
  10. Rescue Systems
    • Lifeline
    • Mainline
    • Safety Line/Belay Line
    • Mechanical Advantage
  11. Rescue Equipment
    • Tripod
    • Self-Retracting Lifeline
    • Winch
  12. Practical Exercises/Drills
    • Perform various rescues
    • Vertical
    • Vertical/Horizontal